Awake And Cleanse: My Favorite Drink

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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10 years ago

Sounds delish!

10 years ago

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 :)

10 years ago

“Add the honey..”

How much? To taste?

for those who can afford the ultimate hipster treatment

10 years ago

hipsters… sigh

Sweet Pea
10 years ago

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.

10 years ago

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 :)

10 years ago

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 .

10 years ago

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…

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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.

10 years ago

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.

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

9 years ago

Made something close. I will be adding cayenne in this week and giving it a try. I also a a capful of apple cider vinegar to mine. All great things for the body.

8 years ago

Can I drink this cold.