A lot of breakfast commercials will have you thinking that you should be drinking a big ol’ glass of orange juice or milk in the morning time as a part of a “complete breakfast.” But you can get the nutrients you need and more with just a simple “shot glass size” helping of some powerful fruits and herbs.
Here are our top five:
1. “Apple Cider Slammer”
Apple cider vinegar is just that, a type of vinegar made from apple cider. This ‘Slammer’ contains beta-carotene, which according to the Mayo Clinic possesses antioxidant properties that counteract the damage done by free radicals and in return helps boost your immune system. Find organic, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar for maximum health benefits.
Shot Recipe: Shoot back a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with two tablespoons of filtered water. Can’t stomach it? I personally suggest mixing a tablespoon with a tall 8oz glass of cold water to dilute it. I also add a touch of raw honey to sweeten it. This source suggests drinking this apple cider daily.
2. “Lemon & Ginger Drop”
Lemon and Ginger are a powerhouse duo. This couple not only supports a strong immune system by the lemon’s Vitamin C content, but together they help fight off an oncoming illness. Lemon juice’s anti-inflammatory qualities soothe sore throats and irritated membranes while the ginger helps cleanse your system.
Shot Recipe: Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to 3 tablespoons of water. Grate or juice a pinch of ginger and enjoy. Instead of taking this as a shooter you can also enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade and simply add ginger.
3. “Flat Tummy Teaser”
The combination lemon, cayenne, and ACV will make you feel amazing. Cayenne is your favorite metabolism booster. The lemon brings the alkalizing and cleansing properties. The ACV makes this shot stronger.
Directions: Combine the juice of 1 lemon with 1 tiny pinch of cayenne and 1 tsp. ACV in a small cup. Add 2 ounces of water. Add crushed ice (if you want) and blend. Enjoy!