Lunch yesterday near the office in Soho, NYC. I am obsessed with this spicy detox lemonade at Chop’t.
Going to try to whip this up over the weekend and found a few recipes on line. The ingredients seem simple enough – the juice from whole lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Some add sea salt to boost the “flush”. I know this master cleanse has been around for quite some time and Beyonce brought it back earlier this year, but I never tried it like this at home as an every day drink.
I found three sites that have different recipes, but they all look a little like this –
- 2 TBSP organic fresh squeezed lemon (do not use canned or frozen or bottled juice)
- 2 TBSP organic maple syrup
- 1/10 TSP organic cayenne pepper (I’d probably add more spice)
- 10 oz medium hot water (cold water may be used if preferred)
Although I am not a big follower of detox anything, this lemonade just tasted delicious.
According to Healthy Crush:
Lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have anti-fungal, immune boosting, and detoxification properties. A great source of information on the benefits of drinking lemon water can be found here in this article.
Lemon juice is great for digestion, destroying bacteria and cleansing the system – it supports the liver and kidneys to get rid of toxins.
Cayenne pepper increases metabolism, stimulates the circulatory system, aids digestion, helps regulate blood sugar and more.
More delicious detox recipes here –
Everyday Detox: 100 Easy Recipes to Remove Toxins, Promote Gut Health, and Lose Weight Naturally