Nov 13, 2013
Adding a squeeze of lemon to a cold glass of water is a super simple way to multiply the health benefits and add flavor. Lemon water becomes alkaline in the body and an alkaline body is better able to heal itself, assimilate nutrients and fight off sickness. Plus, lemon water helps keep skin clear and glowing, aids weight loss and kick starts the digestive system.
This recipe from Dr. Axe contains a number of powerful health boosting ingredients. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which helps to lower blood pressure, lemon juice regulates pH, cinnamon balances blood sugar and cayenne pepper boosts metabolism.
Get the full recipe at DrAxe.com
“Sassy Water” Detox Drink
This is another recipe that adds extra health benefits and flavor to plain old water. Lemons, cucumber and mint add vitamins and antioxidants – plus try adding some ginger for an even more potent health boost. This “sassy water” flushes out impurities from your body and it’s really easy to make!
Get the full recipe at ASweetSimpleLife.com
Matcha Green Tea Super Drink
In a recent blog post, we revealed how incredible Matcha Green Tea is for our health – and this drink includes Matcha as its “hero” ingredient. This drink is an instant energy booster, metabolism booster, it fights viruses and bacteria, it boosts mood, has cancer fighting properties and helps to cleanse the body to name just a few of the benefits.
Allergy Relief Drink
This super simple recipe combines apple cider vinegar, local honey and water to create a potent allergy fighting drink. Local honey includes pollen from your local area, consuming this honey builds up the pollen in your body and gradually you become immune to it.
Get the full recipe at ABlossomingLife.com
Super Cleansing Tonic
This certainly isn’t the best tasting recipe in this list with ingredients including apple cider vinegar, garlic, onions, hot peppers, ginger, horseradish and turmeric, but it is amazingly powerful for cold, flu and sore throats. Plus it is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal, it boosts circulation and the immune system.
Get the full recipe at TrueEarthMama.com
Ginger Turmeric Detox Tea
Ginger, turmeric and cayenne – three wonderful spices – work their magic in this detox tea. This is another powerful detox recipe, but also a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, migraine soother, digestive aid and anti-cold and flu agent.
Get the full recipe at LindaWagner.net
Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir
You may have noticed that apple cider vinegar has feature in many of the above recipes and for good reason. It’s great for skin, digestion, blood sugar, it promotes vitality and much more. The only problem? It doesn’t taste great – but this Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir has been sweetened and improved so you get all the benefits but without the horrible taste!
Get the full recipe at DelightedMomma.com
Turmeric is another ingredient that has featured heavily in this list. It is probably the healthiest spice in the world. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has been found to fight certain cancers, treat arthritis, cleanse the liver, improve brain function and much more.
Get the full recipe at MindBodyGreen.com
Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir
I was just going to include plain old coconut water at number ten – but then I found this drink that takes it a step further. Coconut water alone is a fantastic energy booster, helps deal with blood sugar issues, stops sugar cravings and aids weight loss. This recipe turns it into a fermented beverage and adds beneficial bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Get the full recipe at AHarmonyHealing.com