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This incredible detox drink helps you burn fat, boost metabolism, lose weight, fight diabetes and lower blood pressure.

From Dr. Axe

Ingredients

1 glass of water (12-16 oz.)
2 Tbsp. Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
1 packet White Stevia Powder (Optional)

Directions
Blend all ingredients together

Secret Recipe Detox Drink will help your body burn fat, lose weight, fight diabetes.

Apple Cider Vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid which has been shown to lower blood pressure up to 6%. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. (I use Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar)

Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate ph. It contains, Vitamin C. (I use Lakewood Organic PURE Lemon Juice)

Cinnamon is one of the best anti-oxidants on the planet. It is the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar.

Cayenne Pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure, increase metabolism.

Stevia is an all natural sweetener made from the stevia plant and it is a great replacement for any artificial sweeteners.

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(Note to reader:  FYI…We are categorizing this under RECIPE > WATER ELIXIR. <grin> It is, after all, just coffee beans and water.)

I know you need caffeine sometimes but don’t even fucking think about reaching for a RedBull or 5-Hour Energy. I will slap that shit out of your hand so quick you won’t know whatthefuck happened. Energy drinks are toxic and fucking expensive. Money doesn’t grow on trees; coffee does. Don’t waste your time in a fucking line and spend your hard earned cash on something you can make while you’re sleeping. Cold brewed coffee is also way less acidic, making this easier on your stomach. SO GRAB A CUP OF THIS SIMPLE SHIT AND SEIZE THE GODDAMN DAY.

COLD BREWED COFFEE

¾ cup ground coffee (whatever you got is fine)
3 ½ cups cold water

Put the coffee grounds in the bottom of a large container. If you like coffee with some fucking bite, add another ¼ cup of grounds. Slowly pour the water over the grounds and stir. Make sure all the grounds get wet because sometimes there are weird dry pockets and then you’re just wasting fucking coffee. Let this sit in the fridge (or on your counter if its not too fucking hot in your place) overnight or for at least 10 hours. In the morning, strain that shit using a mesh strainer. You know, the ones that look like a screen door. If you have the time, strain one more time through a paper coffee filter to get out the last of the grounds (or don’t and just deal with a couple rogue grounds in your drink). Serve over ice and with some almond milk if that’s your thing.

Makes about 3 ½ cups of coffee (triple this recipe and keep the extra in the fridge all week)

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Enjoy this simple and lovely deliciousness of herbal infused water with any thirsty summertime crowd.
Infused water is one of the easiest ways to incorporate herbs into your daily life and has virtually endless possibilities of combinations to create. People will think this is a magical elixir on a warm day, and that’s exactly what it special about it.

What flavorful herbs do I infuse in the water from my Soquel Hills’ well? I put in spearmint leaves, rose geranium flowers and leaves as well as lemon and orange slices.  The combination of these fragrant herbs along with the refreshing hints of citrus taste is oh oh sooo good and really does quench your thirst.

You can try a combination of many common garden variety herbs like lemon balm, camomile, mints, sages, flowers like rose geranium and fruit like citrus, berries and even veggies like cucumbers.

People like the mint because of its cooling qualities especially beneficial on hot days and my family loves the addition of Rose Geranium that added the most wonderful hint of rose that is such a surprise taste. Try adding sliced lemon and orange. The combination of these tastes is really quite delicious and refreshing!

RECIPE:

In a quart sized mason jar, fill 1/4 full with fresh herbs, washed, with leaves pulled off of stems. Discard stems and damaged or bruised leaves. Fill the rest of the jar with water and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Strain and enjoy!

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Fruity Water & Beauty Elixirs – Get Hydrated – The majority of us are extremely dehydrated causing us great health risks – Get Hydrated with Alkaline Water! This is the single most important thing you can do to for your health, energy and vitality!

Wow, the weather here in France is crazy, as so with many other parts of the world, we have literally gone from winter to full on summer over night, it’s a shock, really don’t know what happened to spring?

So I am doubling up on my water, I am out planting like a mad thing, if I had planted any veg before now it would have been ruined as we had some beautiful days that spurred the garden into growth, and then suddenly got hit with frost, I have lost several new plants so was not gong to risk the veg, they have been happily growing under cover.

I cant believe how hot it is now, so with lots more heat and physical activity for me, I need to keep that water up. Seriously I cannot stress this enough – get hydrated – this will change everything like magic!

You need to be drinking at least 3-4 litres of good quality alkaline water per day, and more if you are a little heavy, working out or in a hot climate! Okay, I know it sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t when you get used to it! These fruity water elixirs are wonderful for keeping us hydrated with a little more taste than plain water!

FRUITY WATER & BEAUTY ELIXIRS – HOW MUCH WATER DO WE NEED?

Fruity Water

Some people just can’t keep up the plain old water, but we so need it, this fruity water is perfect to give us what we need to stay in balance with a little flavour added, and of course we can use different fruits and herbs to keep our interest up.

3-4 litres is about right for most people to get hydrated, but there are other factors to consider;

Our bodies are something like 70-78% water, we must maintain this level to stay healthy, if we sweat a lot through exercise, hot weather or whatever, we are reducing our bodies water content and our cells are dying, we are aging rapidly! Fruity water is perfect.

The majority (very large majority) of us do not drink nearly enough water, not even close! Our digestion is slow, we are stagnant, and we are not clearing away toxins, we are too highly acid, our bodies are tired and our organs are under stress and pressure, we need to get hydrated!

The body does it’s best to protect us and keep our vital organs safe, it stores toxins and poisons anywhere it can away from our organs! Guess where its stored? Yeah not where you want it! So can you see then that this is why we end up with aching joints, skin problems, exhaustion and weight issues, not to mention the disease we are building?

Alkaline Water - Get Hydrated

So those times when you found it hard to lose weight, or you struggled with your skin or wounds just not healing? Headaches, mental fogginess, depression? This is not to mention what happens in the bowels!!!

We simply cannot flush waste when we are dehydrated, we get sticky clogged colons and that could develop into something really nasty!

Being dehydrated is obviously not the only factor of good health but it certainly is of utmost importance and the beginnings of excellent health!

We simply cannot survive without water. Get Hydrated!

Alkaline water hydrates up to 17% better than any other water!

Veggies and some fruits are alkalizing, try adding fruit and herbs to filtered water for a hydrating alkaline drink, and get on the green drinks!

Get Hydrated With Fruity Water

Being hydrated can change everything, sounds simple doesn’t it? Well it is, just drinking enough water and making it a habit, can have a profound effect on your whole life.

I had an email from one of my readers a couple of days ago, she said she had been drinking 4 litres per day and had lost weight without even changing her diet, she suffers with constipation but she is clearing! This is fantastic, she is now so relieved and is excited about learning about her body and including more raw food into her diet, I cannot wait to see how she gets on!

The correct amount of water intake certainly will help you to lose weight, as it clears acid toxins from your system and boosts your metabolism. Just look at your skin when you are tired or hung-over, that’s a good one – that is pure dehydration!

GET HYDRATED & SEE THE DIFFERENCE THAT SHOWS UP IN YOUR HEALTH

Just test this for yourself, next time you feel really tired, give yourself a couple of hours and get 2 litres of  good clean alkaline water into you, see how different you feel. I know it sounds a lot, but when you have developed this habit, you will automatically be looking for that water! Keep water with you at all times, it becomes easy!

We often make the mistake of thinking we are hungry when what we really need is water, easy to see this leads to weight problems!

Our body is designed to be alkaline, but unfortunately we with our westernised diet, eat way to much acid forming foods and drinks such as soda’s, sugars, breads, sweets, pizza, chips, alcohol, white rice & pasta, trans-fats, junk food, processed food, dairies, meats and the list goes on!

Animal produce in our day now is poison, full of toxic drugs, If I want to put drugs in my body, then I will make that choice, no one else! We are basically stupid! How can we expect this amazing body to carry us through life and we don’t even learn about it’s needs? We put our body under such strain, we need to assist our body instead of ignoring it! It is so easy to stay healthy when we understand what we are doing to ourselves!

Education is everything! You are everything! You are more important than your job or your business, your body needs and deserves your attention! Without it what have you got? Without your body you have no where to live!

 

lemon - Alkaline Water - Get Hydrated

  • Increase energy
  • Flushing of waste & toxins
  • Drinking water enhances fat loss
  • Grow younger – Drinking water hydrates your skin
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Ease joint pain
  • Improve digestion
  • Relieve constipation

And these are just a few benefits!

To Get Hydrated Means To Get Healthy!

Alkaline water is easy to make yourself,  remember – Alkaline water hydrates up to 17% better than any other water!  Just adding lemon makes your water alkaline, try lemon and lime – gorgeous! I add wild greens mostly, dandelion, rocket and today mint. Then raspberries and apple – very refreshing.

I mix mine in the biggest (glass) jug that I can find and keep it going, just top up with filtered water as you go – keeps me going all day.

I also add crystals to my water, yep – I have worked with crystals for many years and they are simply magic – I will tell you all about the magic of crystal elixirs tomorrow :)

Get Hydrated – Get Hydrated – Get Hydrated!

– See more at: http://rawfoodenergybenefits.com/get-hydrated-fruity-water-elixirs/#sthash.6ABnMcK4.dpuf

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This is another version of the fat flush water, it also promotes energy and good health. I think it sounds delicious, it will be in my refrigerator in the next few days! This drink can play a huge role in your flat belly diet! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 liters water
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 medium lemon, sliced
12 small spearmint leaves

Place all ingredients in a large pitcher, let blend together overnight, the next day drink the whole pitcher during the course of the day. Hello fast weight loss!

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Fill sink with water, add 1 cup of VINEGAR, and stir.

Add all fruit, and soak for 10 minutes.

Water will be dirty, and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film

Great for berries too, as it keeps them from molding.

Do this with strawberries, and they last for weeks!

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