Spicy Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

by montejosmemorials on November 30, 2016

Spicy, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Spicy, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

 

I don’t know about you, but when I am really busy, it’s a key trigger for inflammation to rear it’s ugly head!!! This month can be especially difficult for many, because we add so many activities on top of already full schedules. Inflammation is our bodies way of fighting foreign invaders, so can be good in one aspect, but we don’t want it to be out of control. This is one of the reasons I try to include this Spicy, Anti-inflammatory Lemonade in my day.

This lemonade is chock full of anti-inflammatory nutrients, and I love it hot or cold! It’s also so easy to change up, keeping the key ingredients the same. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you where I first learned of this recipe, because there are so many versions, so I can’t give credit.

So, what’s in it? Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral, and is said to be 5 x’s stronger than vitamin C to boost immunity. Ginger is another great anti-inflammatory spice and can help improve the absorption of nutrients it’s paired with. I have a few twists of fresh ground black pepper, which has also been known to help absorb and a myriad of other benefits, and a sprinkle of cayenne. It can be sweetened with your choice of sweeteners. I usually have a spoonful or so of maple syrup and sweeten to taste with stevia. I also alternate lemons and limes, with Apple Cider Vinegar. Many times, I’ll have a quart in the morning with lemon and in the afternoon with ACV. I have used different kinds of teas in place of water, to change the taste, but typically keep the main ingredients the same for the great benefits! I try to buy my spices in bulk and consider it a necessity to drink in a jar, wink, wink. If this seems like way too much work and you’d just rather take a capsule, here’s my favorite!

Here’s my loose recipe:

Spicy Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

2 to 3 lemons and limes or 1 to 2 Tbsp. ACV

1 Tsp. of Turmeric

1 Tsp. of Ginger

Sprinkle of fresh ground Black Pepper

Sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper

Sweetener of Choice

Have warm or cold, with water or tea. use your imagination to come up with your favorite flavors.

Do you use any of these spices and if so, how do you incorporate them into your lifestyle?

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