Lemon Ginger Cayenne Pepper & Turmeric Water Recipe
I first heard of this drink from Yolanda on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills so you know it’s coming from a credible source :). But it was someone on social media who tipped me off on how to prepare it so it’s actually drinkable. I’m also very lazy, so instead of fresh lemons picked from the hills of Yolanda’s Malibu mansion, I used a bottle of organic lemon juice, picked from the aisle of my local Safeway.
You do you, I’ll do me.
What it does:
This considered a detox drink. I use that term loosely because the body has a way of doing that itself, but this concoction can certainly help.
How it helps:
- Lemon juice provides an alkalizing effect on the body and it’s also good for the liver (which is your internal detox organ). Lemons are also full of vitamin C and potassium, so that can’t hurt.
- Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which increases your metabolic rate. It’s also known for raising the body temperature, regulates blood sugar, stimulates the circulatory system and aids digestion. Too bad it can’t fold laundry.
- Ginger is great for aiding digestion, reducing that farty, bloated feeling and helps combat flu and cold symptoms.
- Turmeric is my special add. It’s in there because it’s a natural anti-inflammatory.
How best to drink it:
This recipe is fairly concentrated and tastes like rust, so unless you like that sort of thing, I’d recommend diluting it in water and sipping it throughout the day. Otherwise, you can pour a cup in a glass and shoot it back (and try not to hurl). You can also add some stevia to it to take the edge off the bitterness.
Lemon Ginger Water with Turmeric and Cayenne pepper
A healthy detoxifying drink that will help combat cold and flu symptoms as well as aiding digestion and reducing bloating.
I suggest you create a jar of strong concentrate that you can then dilute and sip on throughout the day.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend that mother until it's well mixed and frothy. Let it settle for a few minutes, then strain the liquid through a strainer. This will keep the ginger out, but the juice in.
Store in a mason jar and just add to your regular drinking water. I typically do 1 cup mixture to 2 cups plain water, but that's your call.