Updated: Apr 18, 2020
If you are feeling weighed down and sluggish, it may be time for this ancient secret #detox drink savoured by the Egyptians. It will help cleanse your body and make you feel rejuvenated. For many years, I’ve added detox drinks to my health regime because as toxins leave my body, I feel clear-headed and energized. Plus, recipes like this one don’t require a blender or juicer, so they are simple and easily accessible.
This is a simple beverage recipe that takes only minutes to prepare and includes key ingredients for natural detoxification, including lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It’s both refreshing and energizing, so give it a try today for the little boost we all need from time to time.
Why Drink the Secret Detox Drink?
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the everyday chemicals that threaten your health, especially when they’re hidden in our clothing, laundry soaps, fabric softeners, furniture, soaps, shampoos and more.
On top of that, we are constantly exposed to environmental pollutants, and dangerous chemicals in our foods like heavy metals, pesticides and preservatives. In order to avoid toxic overload that will leave you feeling fatigued, moody, bloated and achey, it’s a great idea to use detox drinks to help cleanse and purify your body.
This ancient secret detox drink contains some of the best ingredients for detoxification.
Apple cider vinegar has shown to improve your metabolism and digestive function, while working to cleanse your liver and lymphatic system.
#Lemon juice has an alkaline effect on your body and helps to regulate your pH levels. Drinking lemon water, or adding it to your drinks and juices, can help to boost your energy levels, detoxify your body, keep skin glowing (thanks to vitamin C) and improve immune function.
Cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger contain therapeutic compounds that help to reduce inflammation, aid digestion and boost your metabolism, which is a helpful step toward weight loss. That’s why drinking ginger tea, for example, is so popular. It contains valuable compounds that boost your health and promote detoxification.
An optional ingredient for your detox drink is local raw organic honey. I like to add raw honey to many of my health drinks and detox smoothie recipes because it’s a nutrient-dense natural sweetener. It adds a little sweetness to this drink while nourishing the body with antioxidants.
1 glass of warm or hot water (12–16 ounces)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½–1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional)
How to Make the Secret Detox Drink:
The first step in making the Secret detox drink is to warm the water. Now all you have to do is add your ingredients. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your warm water. Then stir in ½ to 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper.
The last two ingredients are 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of raw, local organic honey, which is optional, but will add a little sweetness to your drink. Stir it all together, and your detox drink is ready to enjoy. I like to have it when it’s still warm, but you can drink it at any temperature.
For more intense detoxification, the Ancient Healers recommend drinking this detox drink three times daily about 20 minutes before meals for two weeks to flush out toxins. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to cleanse your body and boost your energy, have this drink once a day before breakfast or lunch.
Let Mother Earth and Father Sun be your Healers and Cleansers. People are either toxic or deficient or both, if they have discomforts today called dis-eases.
Thank you for reading,
Cowboy Don Tolman, Real Foods & Medicine Man