MORNING SUNSHINE TONIC
I started doing this recently as part of my morning ritual. I had been reading for a while about how amazing apple cider vinegar is for the body’s functions. Some people were telling me it was the only thing that has helped them with their health issues. So I finally bought a bottle (it must be Braggs raw, unfiltered, with “the mother”). I am not the hugest fan of vinegar, but the benefits I was hearing about far outweighed any of that. Since I’m certainly not an expert on nutrition, but know how to work Google, I searched how to take it, and found most articles said start with 1 teaspoon. Some people were telling me about how it made someone they know sick. Others were saying it burned. I’m curious to know how much they drank and what kind of vinegar it was. Luckily, I have not experienced any of that. Just a light, refreshing, zingy drink I look forward to in the morning now.
I was reluctant to drink it at first because it looks weird, but surprisingly, I’ve found I look forward to it now. I try to drink it fairly quickly because it’s grainy, but aside from that, I find it quite refreshing. Kind of like a light, just-sweet-enough, not-too-tart lemonade with a little kick to it.
Recipe is below. I’m sure it will evolve into something else soon, but for now, this is what I’m doing. Trial and error.
I googled what the health benefits of each ingredient are. Links are at the end, but here’s a quick list of just a few ways I’m supporting my health:
-promotes healthy cholesterol
-helps suppress appetite
-helps increase metabolism
-helps reduce water retention
-promotes healthy blood sugar
-has antioxidant properties
-improves nutrient absorption
-helps you feel fuller
-has protective antioxidant levels
-has anti-inflammatory abilities
-supports healthy heart function
-has anti-microbial abilities
In a glass or ceramic mug (do not use plastic)
-8 oz water
-1 tsp Braggs raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother”
-1 tsp psyllium husks
-couple dashes of cinnamon
-couple dashes of turmeric
-couple dashes of cayenne pepper
-3 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
-1 tsp raw, organic honey
Mix well with a metal spoon (do not use plastic).
Read more about the health benefits of each ingredient here:
RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL