Another variation to the Turmeric Ginger Shot is this detox drink using raw turmeric. In today’s fast-paced and often hectic lifestyle, it has become absolutely essential to take care of our health and well-being. One way to support our body’s natural detoxification process is by incorporating a homemade detox drink into our daily routine. It is a fantastic way to cleanse and rejuvenate your system. This revitalizing drink, is not only refreshing but also packed with numerous health benefits and can be an excellent addition to your wellness routine. Each ingredient plays a unique role in promoting detoxification and overall wellness. It is best to drink this on an empty stomach in the morning or throughout the day as desired. @sarchakra
PREP TIME: 5 min
COOK TIME: 0 min
YIELDS: Serves 6
- Raw turmeric 1 cup, cut into pieces
- Fresh root ginger 1 cup, cut into pieces
- Black pepper ½ tsp
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Cayenne pepper a pinch
- Filtered water 2 cups
- Honey or maple syrup 3 tbsp
- In a blender, combine the raw turmeric, root ginger, black pepper, lemon juice, and filtered water.
- Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and you have a smooth liquid.
- Strain the liquid with a cheesecloth.
- Add raw honey or maple syrup if desired for sweetness. Sprinkle a pinch of cayenne pepper on top and give it a gentle stir. Mix to incorporate.
- Pour the detox drink into a glass or mason jar.
- Let the drink sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
- Refrigerate any leftovers for a refreshing chilled drink.
Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or if you have any underlying health conditions.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. It supports liver function, aids in digestion, and helps eliminate toxins from the body.
Ginger has been used for centuries to aid digestion and soothe the digestive system. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and supports detoxification processes.
Black pepper contains piperine, a compound that enhances the bioavailability of curcumin in turmeric. It promotes overall detoxification, supports digestion and stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes and possesses antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and protects against oxidative stress. It supports liver function and aids in the elimination of toxins. It alkalizes the body and helps maintain a healthy pH balance. It also acts as a natural cleanser and supports the body’s detoxification processes.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which boosts metabolism and promotes fat burning. It supports circulation and metabolism and aids in the removal of toxins from the body. It helps in reducing inflammation and alleviating pain. It also has detoxifying properties and may aid in weight loss.
Fair warning: turmeric stains everything so use caution if you have light colored counter tops like mine. In case of any spilling, make a thick paste of baking soda with water, lather it thick and let sit for 15 mins. Wipe away and any stain will be gone! Needless to say, I learnt this the hard way.
Love healthy drinks? Try Detox juice, Ginger Shots, Turmeric Ginger Shot, Watermelon Smoothie and Chaas
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