Friday, June 7, 2013

Honey Tea

I savor this tea every morning before work.  It's my own little decadent quiet time before taking on the world.  I deeply inhale the lemony fragrance wafting into the air, while mindfully sipping from my favorite mug.  Delightful...

Honey Tea
Serves: Just You
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • Water
  • Honey
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Lemon Slice

  1. Fill a mug with Water
  2. Add as much/as little Honey as you desire (I add about about a dime size)
  3. Sprinkle in a little Cayenne Pepper
  4. Squeeze in Lemon juice and plunk in Lemon Slice
  5. Nuke for 1-2 minutes

The Benefits:

  • Better Digestion & Elimination: Warm waters increases elimination of waste & toxins from the body, reduce constipation and diarrhea, cleanse your digestive tract and help with proper food digestion
  • Beautiful Skin: The Vitamin C from the Lemon rejuvenates the skin naturally
  • Energizing Your Body: Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy
  • Smooth Throat: Cayenne is very high in Vitamin C and helps to unblock the sinuses and clear out mucus & Honey is a natural cough suppressant
  • Healing: Cayenne has antibacterial properties, along with high amounts of Vitamin A, which both help with healing and fighting infections
  • Boost Immunity: Honey has strong antibiotic properties as well as being an antimicrobial agent (kills or slows growth of microbes) 
  • Seasonal Allergies: Local honey can ease or eliminate seasonal allergies.  Local honey contains small amounts of the pollen within your area that is causing your symptoms, by ingesting on a daily basis; you slowly build up a resistance.

Hoff Thoughts: Notice I mentioned a little Cayenne, this stuff is HOT, so go easy and adjust as you get used to it.  If the microwave isn't your thing, heat your water in a kettle (I'm just too impatient).

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