Have you ever woken up in the morning and just felt like staying in bed? Your body is stiff, tired, and all it wants to do is lay down. Most people reach for a pot of coffee to give them the jolt of caffeine to get their day started, but this isn’t the healthiest thing for your body first thing in the morning.
In the morning your body is at its most acidic point, which is actually normal. While an acidic body is never good, your body undergoes different processes as you sleep which release acids into your system. This is one of the reasons why your body feels groggy, and adding more acid (with coffee) isn’t the best idea.
Instead of coffee, try these healthy shots and increase the alkaline level in your body.
Green Smoothie Shot
The Green Smoothie Shot contains 10 grams of protein, vitamin C and B, and loads of potassium.
– ¼ of frozen organic blueberries
– 1 slice of ginger
– 2 cups of organic spinach
– Optional: some Stevia for added sweetness
Mix all of these ingredients together in a blender, and add some water if you want to loosen the consistency. You can even enrich your smoothie by adding in some spirulina, a superfood algae that is also known as nature’s multivitamin. You can prepare a big batch of this drink and keep it in the fridge.
Metabolism Booster Shot
The following ingredients are excellent for alkalizing your body, although you may think they are highly acidic.
– Half an ounce of organic apple cider vinegar
– Half an ounce of lemon juice
– A pinch of cayenne pepper
If this shot is too strong for you, add 2 ounces of water. Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice act to get your blood to a more alkaline pH level. Cayenne boosts your metabolism and thus helps in the losing weight process. Also, it freshens your body in the start of the day.
Digestion Booster Shot
Getting your body going first thing in the morning means making sure your digestive system is ready to go. This is a great drink to make sure your digestive system is on the right track.
– A pinch of organic ground ginger
– ½ an ounce of lemon juice
– ½ an ounce of organic apple cider vinegar
All three of these ingredients have great digestive boosting properties to ensure that your system is running smoothly all day long. Problems with your digestive system can keep the rest of your body running at a less than optimal standard and leave you feeling tired all day. If this mix is too potent for you, feel free to mix in some water to make it easier to swallow.
It’s important that we ensure our bodies get all the nutrients it needs the first thing in the morning, after repairing and healing itself during the night. Moreover, they will help you keep your body as alkaline as possible, which will prevent diseases. Apart from all these health benefits, these healthy shots are delicious! Enjoy!