Rise and shine beautiful people! Today’s self-care tip will have you feeling radiant first thing in the morning. Get ready to embark on a new adventure of CLEANSE.
Every morning before my cuppa Irish tea, I drink a “Rise & Shine Detox Tonic”. The secret ingredient is Hydrilla Verticillata. Hydrilla is a superfood plant that grows in a pristine freshwater lake in the United States. It’s a freshwater plant whose roots grow deep and soak up the nutrients from rich lakebed soil.
Not only does this tasty libation gently cleanse the digestive system, it's loaded with essential vitamins (c and B12), antioxidants, calcium, and iron. Also, being alkaline and a natural energizer, it is a rejuvenator for the skin and lymph system. Think of it as sunshine in a cup for your inner glow!
Rise & Shine Tonic
2 Tbsp organic aloe vera Juice
½ tsp Hydrilla Verticillata Green Superfood Powder
½ fresh squeezed organic lemon
½ - 1 tsp organic honey
Add above to your favorite mug. Then pour 8-10 oz. warm water in and stir. Sip while doing a few yoga stretches, writing in your journal, or just sitting outside and watching the sunrise.
The reasons why “Rise & Shine” got its name:
Aloe Vera Juice: +Cleanses and liver +Promotes healthy digestion and regularity +Cools overheated digestion, liver, and skin +Maintains healthy gums and mouth
Hydrilla Verticillata(Water Thyme): +Detoxifier +Powerhouse for energy levels +Antioxidant +Chlorophyll rich +Promotes healthy bone and skin +Boosts immune system +Rich in Vitamin C and B12 +Excellent source of iron and calcium
Lemon: +Cleanses liver and blood +Clears toxins from digestive tract +Refreshing & awakening +Supports urinary tract health +Boosts immune system +Rich in Vitamin C and potassium
Honey: Acts as “anupan”, carrying healing benefits of other ingredients into body’s tissues. Also, the synergistic effects of honey, lemon and warm water creates a scraping effect in the intestines and arteries. Excellent way to remove stagnation and toxins from the body.
The key is to drink first thing, on an empty stomach, so the nutrients are immediately absorbed and easily assimilated into body. Besides tasting great, the many health benefits will have you raising your mug and saying “cheers”!!
Today’s Self-Care Adventure: Gather all the ingredients, then integrate the "Rise & Shine" tonic into your morning routine, at least 3-4 times a week…if not daily.
p.s. #40DaysOfSelfCare is also happening on my Instagram (@kellenbrugman) should you want to connect with me there.