Last year I started drinking green tea in the morning instead of coffee. This took some getting used to, but now I enjoy a great cup of organic green tea every morning. No more caffeine high, which I don’t miss at all. I came across a morning detox recipe and thought, “what the heck, this has all good ingredients, it’s healthy and it will help clean out those nasty toxins that accumulate over night.” The recipe I found didn’t include the green tea but I figured why not add to my tea so this is my Morning Detox Tea.
I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother). What’s mother? Apple cider vinegar [with mother] (ACV) is a natural, raw non-distilled cider. It has a dark brown color with a sediment in the bottom of the bottle. This sediment is the mother. You will want to use a natural, organic variety. The clear apple cider vinegar has been distilled a few times making it devoid of the mother and not effective for the body.
ACV has so many wonderful uses, but in this recipe it helps improve metabolism which helps promote weight loss. It a super detox agent in balancing the body’s pH. It helps stimulate the cardiovascular circulation and aids to detoxify the liver.
Always be sure to shake the bottle well before using to incorporate the mother.
Honey is usually added to apple cider vinegar to make it easy to drink by toning down the strong flavor of the vinegar.It has a low pH but becomes alkaline after consumed, which helps excrete high levels of acids in the body. Local made honey is always best so support your local bee keeper and buy locally.
Just a few benefits of ACV and honey combination are:
- Joint pain relief
- Stomach upset or constipation relief
- Soothe sore throat
- Weight loss
- Reduced cholesterol levels and blood pressure
- Increased energy levels
- Heartburn relief
- Delayed aging process
Cinnamon Bark essential oil stimulates a sluggish digestion, acts as as diuretic, relieves flatulence and spasms, and combats intestinal infections.
Ginger essential oil stimulates all tissues of the body, especially good for circulation, nausea and indigestion.
Lemon essential oil is a diuretic, good for circulation and high blood pressure along with being a great infection fighter.
Organic green tea is an excellent for the body. It boosts the metabolism, helps in digestion, aids in dental care (natural fluoride), good for cholesterol, may help prevent cancer if used regularly, aids in prevention of heart disease. These are just a few of the awesome benefits of green tea.
The secret is consistency. Drink the tea every morning and you’ll soon know your body is getting a boost to the metabolism. If I miss a day, my body lets me know. Hope you enjoy your new Morning Detox Tea!
Morning Detox Tea
A morning detox tea to stimulate and cleanse the body.
- 2 Tablespoons organic, raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother)
- 1 teaspoon pure honey (local grown if available)
- 1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 2 drops Ginger essential oil
- 2 drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 organic green tea bag
- hot water (Easily double the amount of ingredients if using a larger jar.)
- Add all ingredients to your tea cup (doesn’t have to be a small cup as I use a 16 ounce ceramic coffee mug and the tea tastes great).
- Add hot water
- Steep about 3 to 5 minutes
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Resources: “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies” by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD