Two Cleansing Tonics

Want that "cleansed" feeling after the holidays? No need to starve yourself! Instead, I refocus on a diet rich in whole foods and having a variety of color on my plate at every meal. Avoiding packaged foods is always a good idea too because they usually have extra sodium and sugar our bodies really don't need.

Adding a healthy, cleansing tonic to your diet is another great way to boost energy and metabolism! Especially in the winter months here in the Midwest when it's cold & dark out early. So instead of reaching for another coffee at 2pm, I invite you to try one of these refreshing tonics I've fallen in love with. They give me the best afternoon "buzz" & keep me feeling energized instead of sluggish well into the afternoon. I hope you love them too! 

I like to mix up batches of one of these tonics on Sundays and then add La Croix or seltzer to a shots worth of each during the week & enjoy over ice. 

Here's the two combos I love:

  • Lemon juice, coconut water, ginger & cayenne: You can make your own using small amounts of each and enjoy over ice then add La Croix (Pure or Lemon are favorites). I also love KOR's vitality shot and use half per serving. You can find it at Whole Foods. But making your own is really easy when you have the time on a weekend. 

The Benefits

Lemon Juice

  • Great source of vitamin C & potassium
  • Aids in digestion and detoxification
  • Contain pectin, which helps you feel fuller for longer

Ginger

  • Improves gut health by aiding digestion
  • Enhances immune function & prevents colds

Coconut Water

  • Rich in potassium
  • High in electrolytes which makes it super hydrating 
  • Low in calories and easy on the stomach

Cayenne Pepper

  • Aids in digestion
  • Boosts metabolism and aids in weight loss
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Great source of Vitamin A 

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps remove body toxins

Raw Honey

  • Natural energy source
  • Natural allergy relief
  • Raises antioxidant levels