The first thing I do in the kitchen every morning is prepare this detoxifying, immune-boosting tea. If you like Bloody Mary or love to add spice to just about everything, you’ll take this drink like camel to water. Be careful though; you gotta drink it hot. No pun intended.
The ingredients: Your favourite tea (I usually go for English breakfast or green tea, but you can even skip this if you’re not feelin’ it), a couple thin slices of ginger, juice of half a lemon (preferably organic, so you can use its peel in the drink too) and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Lemon and ginger have been known to work together to promote digestion and circulation while also helping to detox the body. Combining cayenne with lemon increases the detoxing effect and raises the temperature of your body, increasing your metabolism. Besides giving me a boost of energy, I find that it also helps my body get warmed up before my morning yoga practice.