You may have heard me say this before…ABC: always be cleansing.
Sometimes we have a day or two of poor eating habits, not enough sleep, or are very much affected by the environment. There are so many reasons we can benefit from detoxing. I like to keep it simple.
Before breakfast, try this. 12oz hot filter water, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. Add a few lime slices if you like. Lime is acidic, but it is actually alkaline forming in our bodies. Cayenne can soothe a sore throat, calm an upset stomach, and help allergies to name a few!
This morning I woke with the intent to drink my variation of the Master Cleanse– I do warm water, the juice of half a lemon, and two dashes of cayenne. Basically, I leave out the maple syrup. An hour later, I go and enjoy breakfast. The cleansing properties of the lemon, cayenne, and warm water are often enough to help me feel energized, and give myself a little reboot if I ate anything I shouldn’t have. I decided to convert this into a green smoothie, and I’m sharing because it was absolutely delicious! It’s always awesome when you choose function over flavor, but end up with good flavor anyway. Imagine that same drink cold, with fruit and a little greens. I hope you try it!