Warming Morning Tonic

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2018

I love to experiment with what I lovingly call "health tonics" - basically just combining healthy things into a yummy beverage. Seeing that the change of seasons is among us, I endeavored on making something that is warm and will help fight fall and winter colds. Note that I use Turmeric Extract and Ashwagandha Extract but you could certainly substitute for the powders, though the consistency will be a bit different. Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory product and combined with Ashwagandha, a great stress reliever, you have a powerhouse of ingredients that fight common causes of sickness - fatigued adrenal glands (STRESS) and Inflammation. So brew up a cup and enjoy the healing properties. 

Turmeric Health Tonic
Makes: 1 beverage

Ingredients
12 oz filtered water, heated
½ lemon squeezed
1 tlb Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered)
½ tsp powdered turmeric
4 slices fresh ginger
⅛ tsp cayenne (more/less to taste)
⅛ tsp (a few grinds) fresh black pepper
1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (more/less to taste)
1 tlb coconut oil or coconut butter [optional, if added, blend to combine]
Optional: Sub 1/2 cup nut milk (coconut, almond, cashew, etc) for 6 oz of the water for a creamier beverage

To Prepare

  1. Boil the water and let cool for 1 minute (heat milk if using)
  2. Add lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, black pepper, ACV, and honey to a mug
  3. Pour water/milk into the mixture and stir to combine [or blend if adding coconut oil]
  4. Adjust to your personal taste
  5. For an extra health boost, drop the ½ squeezed lemon into the cup to extract the benefits of the lemon rind
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