To my dearest:
Hello! Happy Thursday! Today I want to talk about my every day morning beverage to kick start my morning! Being a blogger, many expect me to start my morning off with a cup of joe. I love coffee, don’t get me wrong – but it just doesn’t do very much to give me that burst of energy. Instead, I love to prepare a detox drink to start off my morning! (Coffee usually comes later during the day.)
Mornings are detox time for me. I like to drink plenty of fluids to flush out the toxins in my body. I first began by drinking water with one whole squeezed lemon juice in the morning, then proceeded with adding cucumbers and then mint. It worked well, however, I found that I could easily just sip on it throughout the day, so I wanted to start by morning with something more. I journeyed to juicing vegetables – spinach, carrots, ginger, lemon, celery, and kale. However, that was too much work for times when I had to rush out the door! Because, when juicing, you have to consume your juice fresh.
After many test and trials, I found my perfect balance! Before bed, I would squeeze half a lemon’s juice into water and add sliced cucumbers and sliced raw ginger. Then in the morning, I would take the sliced cucumbers and ginger out and add in the one power ingredient – wheat grass powder! This allows me to have my morning dose of greens without the fuss!
Now, when you hear wheatgrass, some of you may furrow your eyebrows and be skeptical of the taste. Wheat grass powder generally does not taste very good. I would describe it as a raw grass or matcha taste. Mixed with the lemon cucumber ginger water I prepare, it tastes a bit like unsweetened lemon matcha tea. I generally don’t like adding sugar or sweet things in my beverages. However, I believe adding some honey, brown sugar, or stevia will help soften up the taste.
For me, even though I’m not the biggest fan of the taste, the pros of drinking it out weighs the simple matter of how it tastes on my palate. Besides the boost of energy, wheat grass boasts many other health factors.
Helps your Digestive System
If you have any type of digestive disorder, drinking wheat grass will help improve digestive system function and prevent constipation. It also helps with bloating as well!
Excellent source of Chlorophyll
It contains about to 70% chlorophyll! Foods with chlorophyll are linked to preventatives against cancer, purifying the liver, neutralizing toxins in the body, and improving blood sugar problems. It is also linked to help slow down aging process.
Antioxidants help protect the body against unstable molecules that damage healthy cells! Wheat grass is an excellent source of vitamins A, B- complex, C, E, I and K! Wheat grass powder is scientifically proven to contain a higher level of antioxidants than juicing fresh wheat grass.
Keeps your skin radiant
Drinking wheat grass is said to help with acne and scars healing and will help with skin conditions as well, such as eczema or psoriasis.
If you’re curious to learn more about the benefits of wheat grass, you can read 50 reasons to drink wheat grass every day here!
Below is a simple recipe of my power drink recipe condensed!
Morning Detox Power Drink
Half Lemon (juice squeezed)
4 thin slices of cucumber
2 slices of raw ginger
8 oz water
1 scoop wheat grass powder
1 table spoon of honey (optional)
Step 1. Combine Half Lemon’s juice, cucumber, and raw ginger in water. Let soak in fridge over night.
Step 2. Add 1 scoop wheat grass powder in morning. Option to add honey for better taste. Stir well and drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
That’s it! Simple right? Try this for a month and you’ll start seeing results! If you try it consecutively and persistently for three months, you will start reaping even more benefits as it takes a while for it to sink into your body’s system! If you’re curious, THIS is the wheat grass that I use and have been using for about three years now. I get it off Amazon easily and it’s organic and worked well for me.
How about you? What do you drink every morning as an energy booster? Would you like to try this drink? Write back and let me know! Can’t wait to hear more from you all!
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