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.
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
Bring water to a boil.
Add sliced ginger and lemon juice to a mug.
Pour hot water into mug and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Add a dash of cayenne, and parsley, if using.