Morning Turmeric Detox Drink with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne. Lots of health benefits in this elixir to kickstart your day!
Related: If you don't like the taste of drinking apple cider vinegar straight, try these delicious (vegan) apple cider vinegar gummies!
I've long heard about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, turmeric and lemon water.
Lemon water makes it into my routine on a more frequent basis, but I seem to fight myself with the other two ingredients.
Drinking apple cider vinegar is not all that fun but has many health benefits. Lower blood sugar levels, helps with weight loss, kills bacteria and may even kill cancer cells.
Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory benefits and is a strong anti-oxidant.
Lemon water aids in digestion, boosts energy and strengthens your immune system.
So why not try them all together?
It seemed like a perfect one to try first for experimenting with morning elixirs, as I like to call them. Or a Monday morning reset, in today's case.
Have you ever heard of, or tried the “master cleanse?” It's basically spicy lemonade: lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. I bought one from a juice cleanse place once and wasted my $4 because I couldn't force it down. Way too spicy and not enough sweetener.
After making this drink I realized it's basically a twist on the master cleanse by adding apple cider vinegar and turmeric. It's still not the most delicious drink ever (one gal's opinion) but you can at least tweak it as needed to make it more appealing to your own taste buds.
The proportions that work for me are:
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (make sure to get the kind with “mother”)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- pinch of cayenne pepper
Start with just a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar if you're afraid of the taste, and work your way up. I've heard the cayenne pepper helps the body absorb the turmeric.
With all the health benefits these ingredients are suppose to have, it's no wonder this drink kind of gives me a little buzz of energy! Either that or I'm so happy to be done with it? It's definitely something I CAN drink every morning but it takes some getting used to.
It helps (me) to add a fun straw to drink it with. Or just power through.
Will you try this turmeric elixir? Tag it with #trialandeater on instagram if you do so I can see!
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 lemon, juiced (1-2 tablespoons fresh juice)
- 1 tablespoon organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar (the kind with "mother")
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Add all ingredients together in a cup or mug and stir to combine.
- Drink and enjoy!
Can adjust ingredients as needed to suit your taste buds. More maple syrup or honey if you like it sweeter, reduce amount of apple cider vinegar if you aren't fond of the taste. It's not the most delicious drink in the world (one persons opinion), but the health benefits are worth it!
*If you don't like the taste of drinking apple cider vinegar straight, try these delicious (vegan) apple cider vinegar gummies!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.