Probably most of you have ever woken up in the morning and just felt like staying in bed, as your body is stiff and exhausted. As a result, most people reach for a cup of coffee to give them the jolt of caffeine to get their day started. However, coffee is not the healthiest thing you can consume in the morning.
Your body is at its most acidic point in the morning, which is actually normal. While an acidic body is never good, your body undergoes different processes as you sleep which release acids into your system. This is one of the reasons why your body feels groggy, and coffee, that is, additional acid, is far from a good idea.
In contrary, you need to alkalize your body at the start of your day!
Therefore, we will reveal the recipes of two quick, simple and natural 3-ingredient health shots which will wake your body up and provide energy for the whole day.
Green Smoothie Shot
You can prepare a big batch of this drink and keep it in the fridge.
2 cups of organic spinach
¼ cup of frozen organic blueberries
1 slice of ginger
Optional: some stevia for added sweetness
Blend all of these ingredients together, adding some water if you want to loosen the consistency. This smoothie contains 10 grams of protein, vitamin C and B, and loads of potassium. You can up the health factor by adding in some spirulina – a superfood algae that is also known as nature’s multivitamin.
Metabolism Booster Shot
½ an ounce of lemon juice
½ an ounce of organic apple cider vinegar
A pinch of cayenne pepper
2 ounces of water (to taste)
Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar both support your liver and digestion to keep things moving. That pinch of cayenne also helps to boost your metabolism, which can aid in losing weight and help wake your body up first thing in the morning. Straight apple cider vinegar and lemon juice can harm your esophagus, so adding 2 ounces of water will help dilute the acidity!
It’s important that we ensure our bodies get all the nutrients it needs the first thing in the morning, after repairing and healing itself during the night. Moreover, they will help you keep your body as alkaline as possible, which will prevent diseases. Apart from all these health benefits, these healthy shots are delicious!