Detox tea. It sounds so scary! Like the tea is going to taste terrible and leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth. And do a number on your digestive system. But this one won't. It's a gentle detoxifier - great for counteracting a late night out and food splurges, detox cleanses, or upset tummies. Or even just drink it because it's tasty and good for you!
Hot warm water is a digestive stimulant, plus it hydrates you. Lemons and cayenne are both great for stimulating detox and digestion. Turmeric is used in most Ayurvedic healing remedies and teas. Honey is tasty, medicinal, and can help with allergies if you use it regularly. And if you don't do honey, agave works well or it tastes great plain!
Simple Detox Tea Recipe:
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 Lemon, squeezed
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1 tsp Honey (optional)
Boil water. Place ingredients in mug. Add hot/warm water. Stir. If it's not too hot, sip, smile, and enjoy!
Don't let the color scare you! Turmeric turns things a deep yellow color. This recipe is adapted from the Whole Living Magazine detox plan.
By Jessi Andricks
Jessi Andricks is a Charleston, SC area yoga teacher and health coach. She specializes in a mind-body approach to fitness, to help people regain their energy and learn to fuel their lives through exercise, whole foods, and holisitic habits. Read more about Jessi at thehouseofhealthy.com and jessiandricks.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com.
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