Hot Lemon and Ginger Drink That Melts Fat

A hot or chilled, soothing detox drink that helps you burn fat and is full of Vitamin C.
Fat Burning Hot Lemon and Ginger

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.

Dates
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.

Fat Burning Hot Lemon Juice
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 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.
Instructions
  1. 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.
 

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Monica the Cavewoman - September 29, 2013

Joanne sent this comment

Thanks for all the valuable information. I drink warm lemon juice every morning and I love dates but thought they were too sugary. But now I’m happy.

JoAnna

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    Monica the Cavewoman - September 29, 2013

    I am so happy that you enjoy my posts. I just want to help people to be more healthy. It’s great you alkalize your body every morning. A wonderful start to the day.

    Monica

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Liza - September 29, 2013

Hi there Monica, like you I’m originally from the UK, but now living in western France for the last 12 years. Can you suggest an alternative to ginger ~ I can’t stand it at any price! And the dates sound like an excellent idea, I imagine they will give a rich sweetness? Cheers, Liza

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    Monica the Cavewoman - October 11, 2013

    You can just leave out the ginger. Try putting in a sprig of mint. A big dollop of honey would also be delicious if you like it. I hope to see you again on Going Cavewoman.

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Sandy - April 2, 2014

Hello Monica,
Thanks so much for this recipe. How much should you drink a day?

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    Monica the Cavewoman - April 2, 2014

    Drink one big glass full every morning. You can also have one every night too if can get into the habbit. I freeze my ginger into ice cubes after I blend it in the food processor. Hope to See you again Sandy….

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Gisselle Ortiz - January 5, 2015

Is a cold version of this possible since i live in hot Florida? will it still work as a cold drink as well?

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    Monica the Cavewoman - January 5, 2015

    Yes, cold will work but I would soak the dates in hot water first. Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge. I am also substituting 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I just found a ton of information about how it can help increase your glucose metabolism x20, which significantly improves blood sugar regulation. Hope this helps and I hope you like the drink as much as us.

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Monica - February 13, 2015

This is so tasty! I love the lemon w/ginger. I substituted the dates, which I didn’t have for stevia. Thanks for sharing.

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    Monica the Cavewoman - February 13, 2015

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Stevia is a grand substitution. It’s an alkalizing drink, so you can drink it as much as you want. Hope to see you again.

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Tara McCurry - February 28, 2015

How long do I let the solution sit before the dates get soft or can I drink it hot right then?

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    Monica the Cavewoman - February 28, 2015

    Within 10 minutes the date will be completely dissolved. You can just leave it a couple of minutes and stir and break up the date with a spoon and then drink it. I usually take the last inch, it’s mostly dissolved date by then, and top it up with hot water again. I sometimes just let it go cold and then I have a sweet drink later. Hope this helps Tara.

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Gaby - March 9, 2015

I can’t wait to try this but I have two questions:

What kind of shell life does this have and what adjustments should I make Id I want to make a big batch to last me all week?

Can I also add tumeric to this?

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Gaby - March 9, 2015

I can’t wait to try this but I have two questions:
What kind of shell life does this have and what adjustments should I make Id I want to make a big batch to last me all week?

Can I also add tumeric to this?

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Gaby - March 9, 2015

Can I add tumeric to this?

Also, can I make a big batch and drink it throughout the week? What adjustments should I make and what shelf life does it have?

I can’t wait to make it!

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    Monica the Cavewoman - February 15, 2016

    You can add turmeric to this and I often do. It is another superfood. Hope to see you here again Gaby.

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Norma Pascal - March 18, 2015

Hi Monica, I also live in sunny SD. Would you be interested in teaching cooking clases? Thank you! NP

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Jill - August 1, 2015

Hi Monica,

Thanks for this post. I’ve heard that lemons, hot water and cayenne pepper have this way of melting fat off the body, so I will try this recipe out. Just two questions: should I have this on an empty stomach? And how long should I wait before I can eat my breakfast. By the way, I’m currently living in Canada. Cheers!

Jill

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    Monica the Cavewoman - August 1, 2015

    Hi jill, Thanks for your very good questions.I don’t think anything melts fat, but there are lots of things that can help. Exercise and a balanced diet are of course the most effective. I have mine first thing in the morning and I don’t eat breakfast for at least an hour. I also have another cup around 3pm. It certainly helps to curb the appetite. All the best, Monica

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Mary - December 31, 2015

I love lemon tea! And this receipt sounds great, but in the your instructions it does not mention when to mix in the pepper, also the amount of ginger to use.. And do you use dried dates? I did and they did not dissolve? Also with the ginger and the pepper I found the drink good but rather hot, can we use less ginger and pepper??? Thank you…

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    Monica the Cavewoman - December 31, 2015

    Everything is mixed in together. Use a mason jar or a coffee cup. If the ginger is too hot, just use less. Make it work for you as with everything in life. You just use your own good judgement. My dates have always just dissolved, so make sure you use good, high quality dates. Not old dates. If the dates are pre-soaked, you should have no problem.

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      Mary - December 31, 2015

      Thank you for your quick reply.. I did like the drink and will make it again using a little less ginger & pepper…

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Aanchal Mehta - April 5, 2016

I also take this mixture daily in the morning and it really helps me to loose 3 kgs in 1.5 months.

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    Monica the Cavewoman - April 28, 2016

    That’s great. Thanks for leaving your comment. I am glad you enjoy this tonic. I have also been adding a little raw cider vinegar for the pro-biotic effects.

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