This Immune-Boosting Shot Should Be the First Thing You Drink in the Morning

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Antioxidant-rich turmeric combines with the probiotic benefits of raw apple cider vinegar for a quick shot that washes away parasites and fights digestive ailments.

Start your day off right with a shot of this immune boosting elixir. Make a large batch, and keep it on hand for a quick drink that aids digestion, reduces heartburn, and adds healthy probiotics to your gut for optimal function.

The gut is the epicenter of the immune system. When it is off, your whole body can seem in a funk, with brain fog and an overall feeling of lousiness. Many people experience heartburn as a result of an out-of- whack gut, while others have regular stomach pains or skin issues. Often, it is a simple fix of adding healthy bacteria back into the digestive system to balance the overall flora. Good bacteria is key to keeping things in check, and combating the growth of parasites.

Apple vinegar in raw form contains strains of “The Mother.” This strand-like substance contains acetic acid, terrific for fighting “bad” bacteria while adding in “good” bacteria. Turmeric is one of the richest herbs when it comes to fighting inflammation in the body or environmental stressors. Turmeric is commonly used to treat IBS and when combined with cayenne pepper, creates a powerful team of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits to treat gut issues. Raw honey sweetens this shot, and adds minerals and enzymes to calm the digestive system.

Begin by heating filtered water in a saucepan until just steaming. Stir in the raw honey to dissolve and add turmeric, cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and chill. Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Use the batch within 5 days to reap the benefits.

Turmeric Elixir with Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey

Recipe by: Jennafer Ashley

Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Preparation time:  10 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes

Serves: 4 1/2 cups

Tools:

  • Saucepan

  • Pitcher

  • Shot glass

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups filtered water

  •  1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup raw honey

  •  1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  •  1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  1. Heat the water in a saucepan, over medium heat, until just steaming.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the honey until dissolved.

  3.  Stir in the apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.

  4. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate for 2 hours to chill.

  5. Pour into a 2 oz glass, and drink as needed.

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