After a weekend of indulging at birthday parties, Valentine’s day, Sunday morning french toast and laying around watching season after season of Shameless, we decided it was time to detox. We’re feeling a tad sluggish and in need of a re-boot so we dug out this awesome recipe that we’ve been using for years. It’s simple, delish and really easy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 cups of boiling water
- 1 dandelion root tea bag
- 1 lemon tea bag
- 1 red rooibos tea bag
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice (no sugar added)
Add the 6 cups of boiling water to a heat safe measuring cup or jug. Add the tea bags and stir, let them brew for about 15 minutes before removing them (or longer if you want a darker, stronger tea), add the lemon and lime juice. Stir and add the water and unsweetened cranberry juice. Let the mixture cool and put in the fridge to drink throughout the day. The entire concoction should be gone before bedtime. Here’s the skinny on how the ingredients help with making you feel your best…
Dandelion Root-chock full of vitamins A, B, C, & D
Lemon Juice-immune boosting, anti-viral, digestive aid
Cranberry Juice-helps with UTI’s, contains flavanoids, helps with digestion and bloating
Red Rooibos-helps with stomach cramps, low in tannins (the stuff in wine that gives people headaches) and it contains anti-oxidants.
So drink up and enjoy and as usual, we ARE NOT doctors and don’t claim to be, so if you have any questions/concerns about this recipe, please contact your family doctor.