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My Morning Cleansing Tonic (Recipe)

hippie kitchen hydration Mar 03, 2021

Waking up to water is one of the first piece of advice I give to anyone looking to move themselves towards optimal health!

It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration!

Don't be a part of that 75%! Dehydration causes a multitude of health issues and keeping hydrated is one of the most important things you can do every day of your life!

Rule of thumb drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water every day! For example, a 120 pound woman would need to drink 60 ounces of water every day.

120/2 = 60 ounces. Simple as that!

Waking up to water can be an incredibly beneficial habit to create in your life!

This morning tonic combines anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying lemon to help kick start your health! It's extremely cleansing and will get things moving, if you know what I mean!

What's also key is that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is highly anti-inflammatory and has a myriad of health benefits. Pairing it with black pepper helps us absorb all these benefits. Read more about this powerful combo here

Let's do this!


  • 16 oz - 32 ounces of water (3/4 room temp and 1/4 hot)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder or 1/2 inch grated turmeric root
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger spice or 1/2 inch grated ginger root
  • 1/8 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or MCT (helps with absorption of curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric) 


  1. Fill the drinking container with 1/2 full of filtered water.
  2. Squeeze juice from 1/2 - 1 lemon.
  3. Add zest, turmeric, cayenne powder, Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, and pepper.
  4. Fill the rest of the container with water that has been boiled but wait about 4 minutes to cool before pouring into drinking glass.
  5. Mix in coconut or MCT oil. 
  6. Drink and support your body detox! 

Tips: To protect tooth enamel, use a glass straw and after drinking swish with 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 4 ounces of water. Don't brush your teeth before or after drinking by 15 minutes.

What is the first thing you drink in the morning? Are you willing to wake up to water too? Please share!

This recipe, along with hundreds more, is included in my 14 Day Gut Healing Cleanse. It's a simple and straightforward program that gives you the steps you need to rebuild your gut and get you on track! 

Thanks for popping by!

In hydration and health, 

Becky Wells
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Clean Living Educator & Advocate


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