When Life Hands You Lemons...
... make lemonade!
There’s a reason nutritionists tend to recommend lemon juice as the first drink of the morning. If you’ve ever been to a health farm, or to India for that matter, you’ll know that lemon juice is typically drunk immediately on waking. The reason is that it’s a wonderful digestive aid.If your digestive system isn’t functioning optimally, it doesn’t matter how many so-called “super foods” you eat, you won’t be getting the nutrients your body needs. We are what we can "absorb" after all.Lemon juice, being a digestion-boosting power-house with an energising tangy flavour, is therefore exactly the right drink to kick-start both your metabolism and your energy levels first thing. So, as soon as you wake up – before getting dressed or having breakfast – drink a glass of fresh lemon juice.
This is one of those habits that's as easy to do as not and if I'm honest I often slip in and out of the habit myself especially if I've been traveling around a lot.If you want to make an energy-boosting lemonade you will need:
- 2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx. ½ - 1 organic or unwaxed lemon)
- 300-500ml water,
- 1 tsp organic Grade B maple syrup (optional),
- pinch cayenne pepper.
- Mix just before drinking
Use fresh lemons only, and mix your lemonade fresh just before drinking. Adding a pinch of cayenne pepper adds extra zing to the flavour as well as a stimulatory heating effect that speeds cleansing and elimination.
Enjoy, as I will be on my holiday in Spain this month!