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Spicy Detox Drink Recipe

March 09, 2016 by Beth Danowsky RD CLCwith 0 comments

Keep in mind there are several ways to support your body’s natural detoxification process… This is just a fun recipe for a drink that utilizes the benefits of apple cider vinegar, a probiotic-rich food I wrote about in a previous post. It’s full of enzymes and good bacteria for the digestive system.

Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and is a great source of vitamin C which supports the immune system, among many other things.

Cinnamon has been shown to help balance blood sugar as well and support a healthy metabolism.

Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin has been shown to have protective and healing effects on the stomach. It may also help decrease hunger and increase feelings of fullness.

I personally drink this beverage upon waking or going to bed, but it can be enjoyed at any time during the day. Some find it especially helpful before meals.

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Spicy Detox Drink

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s with “the mother”)
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice or 1-2 drops lemon essential oil (only use essential oils verified therapeutic for internal use)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or 1-2 drops cinnamon essential oil(only use essential oils verified therapeutic for internal use)
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz water, warm to hot(temperature depends on preference)
  • dash stevia or 1 tsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together with spoon and enjoy. Continue to stir while sipping as cinnamon will sink to bottom of glass and create a “sludge” that may not be appetizing.

Beth Danowsky, MS, RD, LD

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