By Jashima Wadehra
I am ALL about the wellness train that defined 2017. I am not, however, the most well-versed on spending hours peeling, chopping and blending my nutrients into instagram- worthy mason jar smoothies. I used to be a start-my-morning-with-a-cup-of-coffee kind of girl, until I discovered my morning elixir 3 months ago, life hasn’t been the same.
In an effort to assist de-bloating and promote a sunnier disposition I decided to incorporate the tried and true warm lemon water into my morning routine, which was great but it got me thinking…..I had heard A LOT about the benefits of unadulterated Apple Cider Vinegar and wanted to experience it for myself while integrating a few other key ingredients.
Say Hello to your new favorite hair, skin and energy life hack:
I compile the following ingredients in my trusty 32.oz water tumbler:
1 Tablespoon of Turmeric:
We’ve all heard the hype behind turmeric, beyond its skin cleansing and yellow coloring benefits- it contains Curcumin. Curcumin possess an endless list of benefits and will soon become a staple in your cabinet.
Enhances your brain’s neurotrophic factor
Lowers risk of heart disease
Has been used to treat arthritis
Re-Open the lemonstand because baby, we bout’ to make some lemonade!! The age old lemon water is NOT a myth, it works. Not only does lemon alkalize, but its properties also encourage a boost in energy. Beyonce was onto something with that album…
Flushes the liver and lymphatic system naturally
Contains vitamin C
2-3 Drops of Liquid Chlorophyll:
If you can get past the potentially green tinted bowels, liquid chlorophyll is a skin and internal health power player. There is a reason plants produce this incredible component and thrive because of its abilities.
Detoxes your liver
Expedites wound healing
½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon:
Cinnamon contains Cassia, it does much more than make apple pie and decorate hot cocoa. This sweet spice has several benefits beyond skin health.
Lowers blood sugar
Pinch of Cayenne:
Capsaicin is a component in cayenne pepper, aside from its hint of heat, cayenne pepper can boost immunity!
Packed with vitamins like B, E, and C.
Pinch of Black pepper
This underrated flavor enhancer is more than just for your potatoes. Black pepper not only assists your body in absorbing more curcumin because it contains piperidine, but has a slew of positive attributes!
Contains Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Fiber and Zinc.
Fights against intestinal gas
Digestive assistant courtesy presence of Potassium
Drizzle of organic honey
The honeybear comes with more than just a sweet cuddle. Locally sourced organic honey can help combat your seasonal allergies as well as provide incredible skin benefits and lighten hair naturally!
Will combat the ACV and intense spice flavors
Apple Cider Vinegar
Ya’ll already know this beautiful probiotic filled vinegar is where it’s at. More than a salad dressing must- ACV is #bae.
Packed with probiotics ( if you can’t stand greek yogurt like me, this is the #PLUG)
Reduces acid reflux
Helps manage blood pressure
Can assist in weight loss
Voila mix and mingle!
Drink this first thing in the morning for a week straight and reap the benefits!
I noticed the following, changes within the first two weeks:
Reduced eczema breakouts
Better quality sleep
Increased energy throughout the day
Less junk food cravings
Will this become a part of your morning routine? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. I am NOT a doctor, so be sure to consult yours!