When everyone else is reaching for a night cap, cappuccino, or other beverage involving caffeine and alcohol, do you ever wonder what a post-meal drink that was actually good for you might look and taste like? We’re here to introduce you to the perfect after dinner (or breakfast or lunch!) beverage that will aid your digestion, support your immune system, and help balance your blood sugar: The Lemon Celery Aloe Vera Cinnamon Soother
Simply blend a cup of water with a teaspoon or two of fresh lemon juice, a four-inch stick of celery, chopped, a tablespoon or two of aloe vera juice, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Blend until completely smooth, and enjoy while reading about the health benefits of each ingredient!
- Lemon. Lemon juice is both detoxifying, digestion aiding, and immune building. Citrus flavonoids support the digestive function of hydrochloric acid, while also stimulating and purifying the liver. Lemon’s high vitamin C content helps to eliminate free radicals from the body, effectively boosting your immune system. Major full-body win!
- Celery. Celery is one of nature’s greatest sources of insoluble fiber, which expedites the passage of food through the digestive system. Translation: Your bowel movements will be easier and more regular.
- Aloe Vera. Aloe vera is another full-body treasure chest. Aloe soothes the skin and internal organs, and has a laxative effect on the digestive tract. Aloe has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and to improve heart health. Yes, please!
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon aids digestion while also helping to balance blood sugar (potentially even for those with Type 2 diabetes). It imparts a sweet, soothing taste to this drink that will curb your cravings for refined sugar even as it lowers LDL cholesterol and creates an antifungal environment in your body.
Try out this delicious after dinner beverage as above—or with similar foods that work for you—and invite your friends to join you. You’ll send them home glowing!