This elixir will kick-start your day better than an average cup of coffee. With its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, it will help protect you against colds, boost your energy and aid digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon (or lime)
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Pinch of pepper

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender (I used a Vitamix), blend until liquid.
  • Store in the fridge.

Why turmeric?

  • It is a natural antibacterial agent
  • It is a liver detoxifier
  • It has anti-inflammatory benefits (making it a natural treatment for arthritis
  • Turmeric naturally increases antioxidant capacity of the body by blocking free radicals as well as stimulating your body’s own antioxidant defenses
  • It may help in managing weight by aiding in fat metabolism
  • In Chinese medicine it is used to treat depression

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