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MORNING TONIC

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.

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.

 

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MORNING TONIC

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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!).


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

 

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  1. Zara

    October 15th, 2017 at 7:44 am

    This is great in the morning instead of coffee or tea. Like some other posters, I like to add a little bit more cayenne for some kick/warmth. Also, prepping ahead of time in ice cube trays makes it as easy as using a tea bag.

  2. K

    January 31st, 2018 at 5:56 am

    When this is done steeping, do you strain out the ginger or just leave it in? Also, I saw mention of prepping ahead and freezing. How would I do this?

  3. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    February 9th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hi K,

    It’s totally up to you if you want to strain it before drinking or not. I simply leave everything in and enjoy! And yes, you can totally prep this ahead of time in your freezer. Place a serving amount of ginger, lemon juice, parsley, and cayenne in an ice cube tray and freeze. When you’re ready to enjoy pop a cube in your mug + add hot water!

  4. Paula

    May 9th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    This is my no go to morning drink, now that I have given up coffee. I, like other posters, like to add extra cayenne to it.

  5. Nicole

    May 9th, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I love this!!! Seriously who knew the power of this morning tonic? Only thing I had to tweet was adding a little maple syrup. (Just a little).
    I leave the ginger in- I actually add a little more bc I love the taste. I prep a head bc it saves so much time esp in morning.

  6. Michelle Courtney Berry

    May 10th, 2018 at 11:22 am

    This is sooo good, you just feel the health as you drink it all down. I made it for my spouse today and he kept complaining. I realized later he was chewing everything in the cup, which both my daughter and I did without complaint. I think that chewing it all works for some but not others. Either way, it’s rawks!

  7. Bonnie

    January 14th, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Is it ok to add 1 Tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar to this mix?

  8. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 27th, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Hey Bonnie,

    Yes, you can definitely add in some ACV to this!

  9. Hollis

    March 25th, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Can u drink this at night? Like a relaxing evening drink?

  10. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 27th, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hey Hollis,

    You can totally drink this whenever it works best for you — but just keep in mind that it is meant to boost your energy for the morning and wake up your body.

  11. Abiola

    March 25th, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    This is super delicious, I usually add about 1/4 tspn cloves to mine❤

  12. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 27th, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hey Abiola,

    Thanks for sharing what you add to your smoothie to make it your own! 🙂

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