Welcome to the new way to start your day! You’ll be sipping on what I like to call The Slimming Sip.
It’s a recipe taken right out of my ebook, The Qualitarian Life, which is a 21 day program geared to overhaul your health and your life.
On day 2 of our healthy overhaul, I introduce everyone to this amazing drink. You might already be familiar with it and if you’ve joined in on one of my community detoxes, than you know I have everyone drink it first thing in the morning.
This incredible metabolism-boosting drink will wake up your gorgeous cells! You’ll feel energized, alert and most importantly, get that metabolism revving into high gear.
Lemon first thing in the morning will help to stimulate bile release, detox your liver and improve detoxification for the whole day. You may have a bowel movement after drinking your slimming sip, which is a good thing! Let’s get those bowels working first thing in the morning to eliminate yesterday’s waste.
Cinnamon and cayenne are also two incredible ingredients in this recipe and both are great for boosting metabolism! Cayenne especially will help to ‘heat’ up your body and turn on your internal thermostat. This will help to raise your core temperature. In other words, burn calories!
Cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar and is a great antibacterial. It can help to kill off little pesky bugs that live in your gut that could potentially cause immune complications, bloating, gas and digestive upsets.
Apple cider vinegar is an important ingredient in the Slimming Sip. I’m sure you already own a bottle!
You can use ACV for so many things! This potent vinegar can help to get rid of dandruff, be used as a clarifying shampoo and is great for balancing the pH of your skin by using it as a toner. It can also help to stimulate HCl (hydrochloric acid) which can help with digestion. Plus, more HCl will help to eliminate bloating and heartburn from certain foods. Click here to read the 7 reasons why you need to drink apple cider vinegar.
So now, onto the recipe. It’s potent and will definitely take some time getting used to. Many of my Spring Detoxers have come to love this drink and include it as a part of their morning routine. Plus, they’ve all experienced less bloating, less gas and better overall digestion. In fact, one of my clients completely eliminated her heartburn and use of antacids just by drinking ACV on the regular. Click here to learn more about my Spring Detox.
It’s time to get sipping!
- 1-2 cups warm water (I like using Spring Water)
- 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Stir all ingredients together and drink first thing in the morning.
- *Cayenne is quite strong, so if you find you can’t tolerate the cayenne, go without it at first. Or start with less, and work your way up to more.
- *To blend this drink thoroughly, you can add all ingredients into a blender and blend, or add to a shaker bottle and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients really well.