Awake And Cleanse: My Favorite Drink

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For many months now I have been drinking lemon, honey, ginger and cayenne pepper throughout the day. It awakens me and stimulates my senses. Ginger is very good for the stomach and the lemon and cayenne pepper help to open up the nasal passages, allowing a nice breathing pattern. I always have a sweet tooth — especially during mid-day — and the honey in the drink helps to soothe it.

It’s quick and easy to make: Pour boiled water into a cup with chopped slices of ginger, squeeze the lemon into the water and then add the whole thing in, add the honey and a dash of cayenne pepper and stir.

Try it — it’s delicious and good for you!

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Comments

Krista -April 19, 2013, 7:52PM

Sounds delish!

julia -April 19, 2013, 9:06PM

love it! i was feeling kind of sluggish and happened to have all the ingredients so i just tried this recipe. delicious and invigorating! thanks for sharing :)

Danielle -April 19, 2013, 9:41PM

“Add the honey..”

How much? To taste?

[insert generic female name] -April 19, 2013, 10:46PM

for those who can afford the ultimate hipster treatment

[female name] -April 19, 2013, 10:47PM

hipsters… sigh

Sweet Pea -April 20, 2013, 8:45AM

Haha…. I don’t think cleansing is just for hipsters…. Doctors and nutritionists have recommended cleansing drinks for many purposes for a long, long time. Before the word hipster even existed.

Diana -April 20, 2013, 9:09AM

Hi, great drink! Thanks for sharing.
There is one thing that might be changed a bit. Adding the honey after the boiled water cools a bit, because hot water “kills” the good things in honey and turns it into normal sugar. So never add honey in hot tee, let it cool a bit, not cold, but warm :)

Diana -April 20, 2013, 9:12AM

oo I must add, that hot water also “kills” or dissociates VitC in the lemon juice … so again honey and lemon after cooling to warm .

Soul Pretty -April 20, 2013, 10:13AM

Thanks for the tip…I’m always looking for a new healthy cleanse…and this one looks delicious…
Hipster…yep, I’ll be that any day…

Lily -April 22, 2013, 12:32PM

This drink is a great metabolism booster. It tastes and makes me feel great. Thanks for much for this.

Stephanie -April 24, 2013, 1:10AM

People who take the time to comment on something with no positivity to offer and use labels to mock something they don’t understand.. sigh

Kellie -April 25, 2013, 7:41PM

I add turmeric to my drink, especially when I am sick. Cheers

chi -May 3, 2013, 1:09PM

its not expensive either. the honey will stretch out for a long time, and lemons and ginger are super cheap. so is cayenne. serious, lets choose to be happy and positive so that this world can be better.

Stina -May 11, 2013, 6:33PM

I tried this out & it was disgusting!! :( I really want to like it because of its detox properties, & to kill off my sweet tooth. I don’t know what I did wrong, & how so many others love it. I’m a vegetarian, & like the taste of food in its natural form, raw & fresh. I thought for sure I would join the band wagon. humph. :/

haaaa, I’ll try again in a week or two.

Eva -June 29, 2013, 1:01PM

do not put the honey in hot water! it´s not healthy –> Ayurveda

Sj -September 6, 2013, 8:34PM

Can I prepare this ahead of time or should it be preparedmright before consumption?

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