Morning Detox Drink

The older I get, the more I notice how dehydrated I am when I wake up in the morning. Aside from the obvious symptoms (umm…emptying my bladder), I feel puffy and have a slight headache. Which is why I began chugging an 8oz glass of water every single morning.

My husband does this same thing, although he enjoys a morning detox drink. After some research, my hubby learned about the amazing benefits of fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

  • Lemons alkalize your body’s pH.
  • Lemons also stimulate your liver to cleanse toxins out of your body.
  • The vitamin C from lemons and the antibacterial properties of cayenne help your body fight off germs.
  • Cayenne suppresses food cravings and speeds up your metabolism.
  • Cinnamon is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-carcinogenic (fights cancer)!

Originally he tried to stir all of those ingredients into a glass of water. Unfortunately that didn’t thoroughly combine everything. Next, my husband attempted to shake them all together in a water bottle. That worked okay, but the cayenne pepper and cinnamon still wanted to float on the top. Which is when I told him to try the Vitamix Aer Disc container!

Tossing all of those ingredients into the blender cup juices the fresh lemon and emulsifies the herbs into the liquid. Ta-da!

It’s easier than ever to prep your morning detox drink in the Vitamix Aer! Your body will thank you all day and everyday.

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Morning Detox Drink

Morning Detox Drink

Start your day with a hydrating glass of detox water! Them lemon will detox your organs and the cayenne pepper increases your metabolism.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water (slightly warm or lukewarm)
  • 1 lemon, ends trimmed off and cut into 4 slices (not quarters)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Add all ingredients to the Vitamix Aer Disc container. Run on medium or high speed for 30 seconds.
    2. Strain out the lemon peel and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1183mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g

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