Maybe it’s because I can’t seem to get enough sleep at night. Some nights it’s restless leg syndrome; sometimes it’s getting up three or four times to relieve myself. Some nights I just don’t feel tired enough to go to sleep. Or I feel tired, lay down, and am then wide awake. Whatever the reason, I woke up not wanting to get out of bed this morning. Normally I am a cheerful person.
I made myself get up (I’m not feeling the blues now.) and made my new “start the day right drink”. My husband found this recipe online yesterday. It’s a detox drink, best consumed while still warm. It was a little tart and a little spicy, but it’s supposed to be good for you, so I’ll try it for a couple of weeks, per instructions on the website: draxe.com.
Secret Detox Drink Recipe
1 glass warm or hot water–12-16 oz.
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T lemon juice
1/2 to 1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 tsp. raw local honey
NOTE: Add lemon juice and honey last.
Warm the water. Mix all ingredients together. Best served warm but drink at desired temperature. Drink 20 minutes before eating. The website says to drink this two or three times a day. I’m going to try for two. With our schedules here, it’s hard to plan consistent meal times.
The website lists all of the benefits of the above the above ingredients, and a breakdown of the amount of daily value you get from each of them.