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Lemon Water Elixir

This lemon water elixir promises to naturally detox your body and give both your metabolism and immune system a bit of a boost!

Lemon Water Elixir - This lemon water elixir promises to naturally detox your body and give both your metabolism and immune system a bit of a boost!

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I have been starting my day with a glass of warm lemon water since the beginning of my health and wellness journey. As I delved more into healthy eating and using food as medicine I discovered apple cider vinegar with all its amazing health benefits.

I started making an elixir of apple cider vinegar, raw honey and cinnamon. I alternated between these two drinks until one day I decided to combine them. And so the lemon water elixir was created.

Lemon Water Elixir - This lemon water elixir promises to naturally detox your body and give both your metabolism and immune system a bit of a boost!

When I stopped drinking lemon water elixir

During my first trimester of pregnancy I suffered from nausea. It seemed like everything I ate or drank made my nausea worse including lemon water elixir so I stopped drinking it each morning. My instincts told me that this was bad but the nausea just got the better of me.

One day I felt severe pain in my back. I dismissed it as a pregnancy related growing pain and tried to take it easy for a couple days. When my symptoms did not improve I paid my midwife a visit. Turned out that I had kidney stones. As soon as I returned home I got online to search for natural remedies for kidney stones. Guess what I found?

Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar were the most common natural remedies for kidney stones. I ran into the kitchen and whipped up my lemon water elixir and continued to have it 3 times a day for a couple days. By day two my symptoms improved. I must have passed out those little suckers because within 1 week my symptoms went away. Made me wonder what other ailments my lemon water elixir has been fighting.

Why should I drink this lemon water elixir?

Good liver function is crucial for overall health and wellbeing.  A poorly functioning liver causes sluggish digestion, flatulence and bloating.

When taken regularly this lemon water elixir acts as a tonic to the liver aiding its daily digestive and cleansing functions. The health benefits of this lemon water elixir does not end there. In addition:

It hydrates and aids the body in its natural detoxification process promoting weight loss.

It improves the condition of your skin and helps combat colds and flu.

Let’s take a look at how the the ingredients work together to accomplish all of these feats:

Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Only use apple cider vinegar that is raw, unfiltered, and contains the “mother”

Apple cider vinegar is a liver and lymphatic tonic which improves detoxification. ACV reduces sugar cravings and when consumed before a meal promotes the feelings of satiety.

Lemons

Contain Vitamin C and has an alkaline effect on the body helping to regulate PH. 

Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

Has powerful antimicrobial properties to combat colds and improve gut bacterial overload. Here are 30 more reasons to add cinnamon to your diet! 

Raw honey (optional)

Honey contains many antioxidants including flavonoids to maintain the body’s health balance.

Organic Cayenne Pepper

Helps digestion and boosts metabolism.

Lemon Water Elixir - This lemon water elixir promises to naturally detox your body and give both your metabolism and immune system a bit of a boost!

When should I drink this lemon water elixir?

First thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is best to use a straw as the acidity of the lemon juice may erode teeth enamel. I recently purchased these glass straws from Amazon and could not be happier! 

As with all natural remedies I implore you.. please do not expect overnight miracles! 

However by incorporating these natural additions to your lifestyle, like drinking the lemon water elixir each morning, keeping active and taking regular epsom salts baths you will surely support your body’s ability to eliminate toxins and improve your health long term.

So what do you think? Will you try adding this lemon water elixir to your morning routine?

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Lemon Water Elixir
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
 
This lemon water elixir promises to naturally detox your body and give both your metabolism and immune system a bit of a boost!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar
  2. To protect your teeth drink through a glass straw

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Erin
    January 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Looks great! It’d be ok to mix in some collagen with this as well, right?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Yes Erin, collagen would be a good addition 😀

  • Reply
    Michelle Whittaker
    July 3, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Can I make this drink in the evening to be drank in the morning?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      July 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Yes sure Michelle 🙂

  • Reply
    Cassie
    May 22, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I love lemon water! I will definitely try this to add more antioxidants into my mornings!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 22, 2016 at 8:56 am

      I know you’ll enjoy the benefits Cassie!

  • Reply
    Becky
    May 21, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Wow, thanks for this great recipe! I’m making this first thing in the morning!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Enjoy Becky!

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    May 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I bet this tastes so good! Love your beautiful photos. I’ll be featuring this later today at Savoring Saturdays. So excited to get to feature one of your recipes on my last day hosting. It’s been so nice connecting with you there. xo

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Emily!! So honoured and sorry to see you go. Will stop by to see you off for sure 🙂

  • Reply
    Raia
    May 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This was sounding pretty delicious, until I got to the cayenne. Haha. But it’s still a wonderful drink. 😉 Thanks for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 20, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Ah c’mon Raia nothing like a little spice in your life!;) haha

  • Reply
    Grimm
    May 15, 2016 at 5:16 am

    This is just a modified recipe for the Master Cleanse.

  • Reply
    Kim
    May 14, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Can safely say this 1 is all it’s cracked up to be. Totally helps me manage my hunger, everyday.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      May 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      So glad this works for you Kim!

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