One of the best things you can do for your digestive system is to start your morning with hot water and lemon, aka a detox tea recipe. This is a daily part of our 21-day cleanse program, Fresh Start that helps reset your cravings, metabolism and organs.
Benefits of a daily morning detox tea recipe
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.
If you’re trying to reset your body, heal your gut or boost your metabolism, I recommend starting your day with this morning tonic or one of our others:
Then I would suggest pairing it with a smoothie that will help detoxify your body like these ones:
Adding more plant-based recipes into your daily lifestyle will increase your energy levels and help you lose weight without even trying. The biggest scam out there is companies trying to convince you that you need their powders, pills or drinks to get the results you want. The truth is you just need to eat real food and move your body.
How to find healthy ingredients
Let’s be honest – sometimes finding that real food at a price your family can live with can be difficult. That’s why we love to shop with Thrive Market. Have you checked them out yet? Thrive Market is an online membership-based market on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone.
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That’s it, but we try and complicate it usually. I’m here to arm you with recipes you can make using real food, whenever you’re ready. Depending on how far you want to go and how much support you need, I’ve got a team to help you stick with it.
How to make a detox tea recipe
Below is the recipe to make this simple morning beverage. I try and drink it every morning, just like I do with a green smoothie. These simple healthy habits help me feel my best (and not go off the deep end with my eating habits). Hope you enjoy it and make it a morning ritual for you too!Print
Start your day with this alkalizing, metabolism-boosting morning 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
- Heat water just below boiling.
- 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.
Keywords: Healing Tonic Tea
By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.25.2020 | COMMENTS: 46