honey lemon ginger water
Honey lemon ginger water has been a mainstay of my morning routine for years. I drink this concoction first thing every morning, 365 days a year. When I travel I'm always devising ways to make taking it with me easier. What's so great about it?
The lemon will facilitate digestion and elimination, a bonus in the morning! The acid of the lemon stimulates the liver, oxygenates the body, and activates our natural digestive enzymes. Ginger supports metabolism and agni. The honey will act as an ama scraper, pulling toxins out of the body. Try it for two weeks, even you coffee drinkers. My bet is that this will be your new first-beverage-of-the-morning of choice.
1/2 organic lemon, juice squeezed
6-8 slices fresh, peeled ginger
an iddy, biddy bit of coconut oil (I put the tines of a fork in the oil, and then in the water)
~ 1tsp raw, local honey
16oz hot water
Add lemon, ginger, and coconut oil to hot water. When it has cooled, such that you can keep your pinky finger in it for a 5 count, it's cool enough to add the honey. (Honey at too high a temp causes ama!)
Drink as your first bevvie of the day, and notice your hydration, digestion, and elimination. cheers!