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Detoxifying Morning Tonic Recipe

Waking up to water is one of the first piece of advice I give to anyone looking to move themselves towards optimal health! It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration! Don’t be a part of that 75%! Dehydration causes a multitude of health issues and keeping hydrated is one of the most important things you can do every day of your life!

Rule of thumb drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water every day! For example, a 120 pound woman would need to drink 60 ounces of water every day. 120/2 = 60 ounces. Simple as that!

Waking up to water can be an incredibly beneficial habit to create in your life!

This morning tonic combines anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying lemon to help kick start your health! It’s extremely cleansing and will get things moving, if you know what I mean!

Let’s do this!


16 oz – 32 ounces of water (3/4 room temp and 1/4 hot)
Juice from 1/2 – 1 lemon
1/4 tsp lemon zest (if using organic lemons)
1 tsp turmeric powder or 1/2 inch grated turmeric root
1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger spice or 1/2 inch grated ginger root
1/8 tsp of black pepper
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional)


Fill the drinking container with 3/4 full with filtered water. Squeeze juice from 1/2 – 1 lemon. Add zest, turmeric, cayenne powder, Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and ACV. Fill the rest of the container with water that has been boiled but wait about 4 minutes to cool before pouring into drinking glass.

Tips: To protect tooth enamel, use a glass straw and swish with 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 4 ounces of water. Don’t brush your teeth before or after drinking by 15 minutes.

What is the first thing you drink in the morning? Are you willing to wake up to water too? Please share!

Live Hippily… and drink your morning tonic!!


About the Author

Becky is lover of life and a mom of two young boys. She believes in empowering moms and women to a healthy and holistic lifestyle through sharing information and experiences. Gratitude and love has led her into this journey and she hopes you will join her in learning and living beautifully.

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