Usually I’m exhausted by the time I get home from work. I mean honestly anyone that knows me knows that I have my glasses on, hair tied up and in bed by 9:00...Okay 8:00. I could literally sleep a full 8 hours and still be tired. However, recently I got this burst of energy out of nowhere. I could not figure out where it came from and then it clicked to me that I had been drinking this ginger turmeric tonic. Now let me tell you, I will drink this tonic in the morning and it will have me energized all day. I would have so much energy at the end of the day that I wouldn't know what to do with myself. It’s so sad. Trust me. I know. That being said, I recommend starting with a shot (1/4 cup). See how you feel and then adjust accordingly. I started with a shot and have since reduced it to half a shot.
SO! In addition to providing energy, this tonic also provides the following health benefits:
- Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and will give your immune system the boost it needs. Turmeric juice also helps ease digestion by increasing the metabolic rate in your body.
- Ginger is known to improve digestion. In addition, ginger treats headaches and combats infection and inflammation.
- Lemons are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants making them the perfect natural antibiotic.
- Cayenne pepper provides detox support by removing bacteria and toxins out the body. Cayenne pepper also restores the circulatory system by opening the capillaries and regulating blood sugar.
If you’re someone who needs that little energy boost to get you through your day; I suggest giving this tonic a try. You will get your little energy boost PLUS all of the alkalizing and detoxifying benefits from the ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper.
Now I’ll be honest. I don’t really have a recipe for this. I basically throw the fresh ginger and turmeric in a juicer and add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and cayenne at the end. I LOVE ginger so I tend go a little heavy on the ginger. Also, some people don’t really care for the flavor of turmeric so you might want to start in smaller quantities. I personally don’t mind the flavor so I use a good amount of it. Fresh turmeric can be a little hard to find but most international markets and health food stores carry it. It looks like a smaller orange version of ginger.
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