My Lemon Raspberry Digest Elixir Recipe is a * beautiful * summer time elixir to add into the mix. Just look at that crimson color! (It make me want to get a dress that color :) ). Tangy, sweet and tart, and best of all, fantastic for aiding in digestion and overall health.
Let’s see how…
How To Stay On Track With Your Digestion
When we eat, something magical happens. It’s not just hum drum, here’s another task. Blah blah. What is actually happening, when we tune into it, is that we are releasing stored energy locked up in the plant food that is transferred to us through the process of digestion. The food literally becomes part of our organs and glands. Isn’t that amazing when you think about it!?
In order for that plant food to really nourish us, we have to be sure we are digesting it properly. This is critical even if we are eating the healthiest and most organic plant food on the planet.
This shouldn’t be a mechanical task that always turns out the same no matter what. This is because it involves our total being, our state of mind, emotions and environment.
Why You Should Chew Your Liquids
One area I’d like to remind myself and you as well, is to chew, chew, chew. And yes, this even means our GGS, smoothies and elixirs!
We should be chewing our food so that it mixes well with our saliva to aid the digestive process. Solid food like salads should be chewed a few dozen times. I use to ignore this popular adage but it is amazing how much saliva you really do produce when you practice it, and how much better the foods break down.
In one class we listened to music where every 60 seconds a bell would ring and that would signify to swallow. So it forced us to be conscious of chewing for 60 seconds…which seemed SO long.
When we chew well, it is amazing how full you get on way less food! Swallowing chunks of foods is very harmful for the body. This is due to wasting copious amounts of energy and additional enzymes to then break it down.
We’ve all gotten into modes of eating super fast. So just like with so many things in life, work on slowing down! There’s no rush to get anywhere, really, and that includes in getting food into our bellies. :)
Why Lemons Are a Good Source For Healthy Cleansing!
Lemons have been associated with boosting liver’s function and tissue regeneration. This is especially helpful while cleansing, as the liver is our main detoxifying organ.
This amazing citrus provide us with a great deal of vitamin C. This being one of the most regenerative antioxidants to help abate inflammation and various forms of aging in the body.
It also keeps our cells vibrant and healthy. Vitamin C is also important for keeping our immunity and energy vibrant and strong.
Adding lemons is a no-brainer if we want to jump start our days from our morning Glowing Green Smoothie® to this delicious nighttime elixir. You will be taking cleanse to a whole new level by including these golden babies into your daily beauty routine!
How Raspberries Contribute To Overall Health & Digestion!
If you’re looking to digests cleanly, digests quickly (with no toxic residue), then including a beautiful variety of berries is where it’s at. Raspberries happen to be one of my faves and the one we’ll be using in today’s recipe.
This is because raspberries are known to be a particularly great food for women, and help supply us with vitamins and countless other micronutrients to help build strong hair, great skin, and overall health.
Diets rich in berries can improve learning capacity and are among the best source of antioxidants that you can easily purchase and incorporate into your diet.
By improving your immune system and aiding your gut, these berries actually look after your overall health and are super easy to include in your Beauty Detox Solution lifestyle.
Let’s do it! Let’s make this nighttime elixir and reap the benefits while you sleep! 😝
See full recipe below…
- 1 cup coconut water
- • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
- • 1 Tbsp. Chia gel (Soak ⅓ cup of chia seeds in 2 cups of water or liquid of your choice)
- • 1 Tbsp. honey coconut nectar or 1 tsp stevia
- • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- • 1 tsp. lemon zest
- • Basil to garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a blender except chia seed gel; blend until smooth.
- Add in chia seed gel and stir
- Garnish with a basil leaf
All my love,