Start the Day Out Right
Every morning in the summer I drink a chilled and blended Cancer Fighting Detox Honey Ginger Smoothie with chia seeds. Now that Fall is officially here, it’s time for my Fat Burning Hot Lemon Drink.
As everyone knows know, sugar is one of the most toxic ingredients you can put into your body. I try not to feed it to my family, and have found dates to be a wonderful alternative. Dates date back to the 5th century BC and are a rich source of fiber and iron, potassium, elemental fluorine – Protects teeth against decay, and selenium, which helps with cancer prevention. Yes they have more calories than most fruits, but they do not raise your blood sugar levels when eaten. If you keep to no more than 5 per day, they can really satisfy that sugar craving and there are only the same calories as a large apple.
Here is another recipe with dates for you to try Crock Pot Breakfast Apple Pie Oats.
Keep it Moving
They will also help you to keep your colon empty. For optimum health, you should be emptying your bowels at least 3 times per day. Dates will help you achieve this. Meat can sit and rot inside you for up to 4 days. And chicken, although lean and healthier than red meat, is the hardest protein for the body to digest. I say, Keep it moving!.
I keep these dates, little nutrition bombs, in a mason jar in the fridge at all times. They will last for 8 months if they are fresh and a year if they are dried. They are a wonderful addition to anything you want sweetened.
Serve chilled for a refreshing summer detox drink.
- ½ Lemon - Juiced
- Slices of Fresh Ginger
- 3 Dates
- 12 oz Hot Spring Water
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper - Boosts your metabolism (the heat effect takes energy and burns calories) and helps to drain nasal congestion. It is also high in vitamin A, the anti-infection nutrient.
- Put your lemon juice, ginger, cayenne, and dates into a mason jar and fill with almost boiling water. Poke the dates as they soften and they will slowly sweeten your drink.