Morning ritual

I've started drinking a cup of hot lemon and ginger brew in the morning. Or to be honest I try to drink a cup every morning, its more like every other day. You might argue that the timing is not the best for healthy turnarounds, barely 2 weeks before Christmas, but I figure, I might as well try to incorporate some balance in my life before sugar and fat take over my very existence. 

Its really an old beauty trick, and I remember my mother told me to do this way back when I was a pimply teenager, apparently it would "cleanse my blood". There are however many benefits to starting your day with a cup of lemon and ginger water.

Benefits:

  1. Aids digestion
  2. Reduces nausea associated with pregnancy - due to the ginger. Lemon slices can be emitted if necessary.
  3. Kickstarts metabolism and may help with weight loss
  4. Boosts immunity due to antioxidants, like vitamin C and gingerols from ginger, which has been named one of the worlds healthiest foods for decades. 
  5. Detoxifying as it stimulates liver function after sleep
  6. Helps skin function due to anti-inflammatory effects of both ingredients, water helps flush out metabolic waste buildup, and vitamin C aids collagen formation.

I also really enjoy the quiet moment of a cup of warm, lemony, gingery liquid in the morning before I start my day. 

How to make it: Cut 2-3 slices of lemon, and 2-3 thin slices of fresh ginger root. Place them in a cup, and pour over freshly boiled water and let steep for 3-5 minutes. If you want, take spoon and crush the slices a little so to release more juices. 

Remember to drink this on an empty stomach and before you do anything, think of it as a gentle wake up call to your body. 

Wishing you all a wonderful day!