A Clean Start for My Day

A Clean Start for My Day

I have gotten into a routine of starting my day drinking hot lemon water in the morning. It’s a great way to wake my body up with added benefits. In the midst of making breakfast and packing lunches, a warm drink is the perfect to get my body going. Hot Lemon Water Here are a few of the Health Benefits: Helps Flush Out Toxins Lemon Juice helps flush out toxins & supports liver enzymes. Balances pH Levels Lemons are very alkaline in the body. It helps neutralize some of the acid in the body that can have negative affects. Immune Boost Lemons are a great source of antioxidants like Vitamin C, helping to fight off the flu, colds & viruses. Re-hydrates the Body After a night’s sleep, the body is often dehydrated. The lemon juice helps to restore body salts in the body. Aids in Digestion  Lemons are high in minerals and vitamins that help loosen toxins in the digestive tract. This is how easy is this… Use warm filtered water and squeeze in about half a lemon. It’s important to use warm water, not boiling or cold water. Cold water can be a shock to the body in the morning. I drink this before I eat/ drink anything else allowing the lemon water to re-hydrate my body and awaken my digestive tract....
Golden Milk

Golden Milk

There are some nights where I just need to take a moment and relax. I love tea, maybe it’s because my mom made us fresh tea almost every day growing up, or because it just warms you from the inside out with that first sip. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and I am always looking for ways to integrate it into our diets. I often add it to stews or soups and was very excited to learn about this tea from another mom in my son’s class… well, I tried it once, and I’m hooked! It’s creamy, delicious & soothing, with all the benefits of turmeric. The black pepper in this recipe is important because it helps with the absorption of the turmeric. Hope you enjoy this tea as much as I do;) Recipe adapted from Wellness Mama. 1 Cup Coconut Milk 1 Cup Filtered Water 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger, or a small piece of Fresh Ginger 1 Teaspoon Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Teaspoons Honey, or to taste Pinch of Black Pepper Blend ingredients and heat in a small saucepan for about 3 minutes. For more information on turmeric, check out this...