by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach
I’m so happy to say that since I’ve stopped eating snacks and desserts three months ago, I’ve lost 20 pounds and am able to run 14 minutes straight on the treadmill!
If you’re curious to read the whole story, please read my blog post, “Intermittent Fasting: How I Lost 12 Pounds During Lent.”
Here’s a recipe for a warm Turmeric Drink that has helped me along. My friend told me about this concoction and although I don’t drink it every day, I believe it’s a good drink to put on the menu every now and then.
I personally like the sourness of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar but the honey certainly helps balance things out.
A note on honey — whenever you can, eat local honey made by local bees. It will help you get acclimatized to your environment and may even reduce your allergy symptoms! Thanks, Bees!
As for the Cayenne pepper — that special kick will help you absorb the Vitamin C and the nutrients in the drink, so make sure to include it in your recipe.
I hope you make this drink for yourself. If you do, let me know how you like it. And don’t think it’s just for the morning — I personally like to drink it at lunch time.
And if you want some wellness coaching in regards to losing extra body weight in a sustainable and healthy way, by all means, contact me and make an appointment. I’d be happy to share from my experience with Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss.
Morning Turmeric Drink
1 cup hot water
freshly squeezed juice from half a lemon
1 TB local honey (or real Maple syrup)
1-2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar (make sure it’s the kind with the “Mother”)
1/4 tsp Turmeric spice powder
pinch of Cayenne Pepper (or Black Pepper)
Boil the water. I like to set my kettle to 95 degrees Celsius. In the meantime, squeeze the juice from half a Lemon into a mug. Add Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, and Cayenne Pepper. Pour the hot water into the cup over the rest of the ingredients. Mix, taste, adjust seasonings if necessary, and enjoy!