Lemon Detox Drink

Happy Sunday blogging family,

For all of us in the US we got an extra hour of sleep. Wow, did I need it! I ended up watching classic scary movies that are filmed near the beach. Has anyone seen The Last Wave? It made me jump and I love scary mysteries. The Birds was almost comical but The Fog was perfect for a Halloween night at the Pacific Coast.

Well, after an evening of costume watching at the beach (everyone did a great job of social distancing), eating 2 large slices of pizza and devouring so many treats throughout movie night, I knew I’d have to redeem myself today with posting something healthy. The bright and cheery weather got me thinking.

Inspired by the sunny mornings in Capri, citrusy sent of lemons in Italy and a hint of pepper that gives it a kick, this lemon detox drink is just what you need to curb temptations during the holiday season.

Lemon Detox Drink


Yield: 1 Drink       Prep Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 24 oz. tumbler
  • Juice of 2 medium sized lemons (1 1/2 lemons if you want it to be less tart)
  • 1 tsp of  organic maple syrup
  • Dash of cayenne pepper to taste*
  • Ice
  • Filtered water

Directions:
Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and a dash of cayenne pepper to tumbler. Stir. Fill with ice and water. Stir again and enjoy!

Tips:
*
Cayenne has capsaician that is said to aliviate pain, boost metabolism, aid in digestion, reduce blood pressure, and is packed with antioxidants. I’m going to test this theory for the next few months to see if it is true. I’ll keep you posted.

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