One of the best things you can do for your digestive system is to start your morning with hot water and lemon. This is a daily part of our 21-day cleanse program, Fresh Start (spring).

The lemon promotes alkalinity in the body, and also kickstarts the liver for the day — encouraging the release of digestive fluids. Add in cayenne and ginger to bring warmth to the tummy, and boost your metabolism and circulation. Parsley is an optional add-in that you can include to add some extra alkalinity and nutrients to your morning routine.



Course: Drinks
Servings: 1

Start your day with this alkalizing, metabolism-boosting tonic to wake up the digestive system and get your body moving. Note: No need to eat the ginger or parsley (but we won't stop you if you do!).



  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • OPTIONAL fresh parsley


  1. Bring water to a boil.

  2. Add sliced ginger and lemon juice to a mug.

  3. Pour hot water into mug and allow to steep for 5 minutes. 

  4. Add a dash of cayenne, and parsley, if using.


Ready for 21 days of delicious, plant-powered meals?

Join our Fresh Start (spring) cleanse, before April 3 and receive our “early bird special”. You’ll get free access into our live community cleanse which kicks off April 3-23. This live community cleanse group is a great way to get support, inspiration and encouragement from me and your fellow rawkstars every single day. It truly makes Fresh Start the happiest cleanse on earth. #nojoke

2 Responses to “MORNING TONIC”

  1. jane mitchell 3.23.2017 at 8:58 am #

    So, I do love everything you do… your site is full of education and REALLY GOOD tips and how-tos and substitutes…(not to mention the luscious colors/graphics) but when I see all the oils and the expensive produce/fruit, it’s too much $$ for me. Keep up the good work!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2017 at 7:03 pm #

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. And you’re right, based on how your pantry is stocked right now, cleanses like Fresh Start 21 can really boost your weekly grocery budget. We’re all about finding what works for you + your budget!

      Thanks for being part of our SGS Tribe!

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