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A great way to start the day

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? For most of us its coffee and a rushed breakfast before we head out to start our day. You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but few of us actually get everything we need. What this does, is slow down our metabolisms as our bodies switch to store mode instead of burn mode.

Over time, the slowing of your metabolism will make it harder for your body to get the most nutritional value from the food you eat and you will feel tired and listless. Not only will your energy levels suffer, but it will also make it more difficult to stay at a healthy weight.

You should wake up feeling hungry, have a hearty breakfast and feel energized for your day. You can get your motor running in the morning, get a great dose of antioxidants and get your metabolism humming with morning shots. Here are two recipes for quick drinks that will start you day the right way.

Turmeric shot

Turmeric is a very effective anti-oxidant and helps to jump start your metabolism early in the morning. Start with a 3” slice of ginger. Slice it up and put it in a pot with ½ cup water. Bring to the boil and then put the lid on your pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into a cup and add ½ teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink first thing in the morning and last thing at night. This will not only boost your metabolism, but your immune system too.

Cayenne shot

Mix ½ teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne pepper and the juice from half a lemon in a cup of warm water. Add honey to taste.

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