Since the winter tonic has just a few ingredients, and can be prepared in my personal blender and consumed right out of the blender container, there is very little clean up, so its preparation does not add significantly to my morning schedule. The personal blender container also has a lid so I can safely transport it if I am leaving the house.
Winter Blues Tonic
1-2 lemons (depending on size), squeezed
1 tsp. organic beet root powder
1 Tbsp. honey (raw if you can get it)
1/8 tsp., cayenne, *I do need to warn you though, that it is spicy and may take a little time to get used to the zing of the cayenne, but it grows on you and you build a tolerance to the heat. If the level of cayenne in the recipe is too much for you in the beginning, start with less and build up to the 1/8 tsp.
10 oz. of purified water
Put all ingredients in personal rocket blender or regular blender if you don't have a personal sized blender, and blend until honey is dissolved and other ingredients are well blended, (just a few seconds unless the honey is crystallized). Enjoy!
Another way that I beat the winter blues is to do my best to stay well. As a preventative measure, I use a blend of 4 essential oils, called 4X , by Secrets of Eden, (Young Living makes a product called Thieves, which is great, but as much as I use it is out of my price range). I use it daily, especially when I am going to be out in public, to battle against bacteria and virus' that abound in the winter. Four drops on tongue will do it and chase it with a little water if needed. I have been doing this for so long that I just knock it back and swallow and I am off, but I wouldn't recommend that for a new user...
I hope that this will help you all to win the battle with the winter blues. I would love to hear what you do to keep the blues away and stay well in the winter. Leave me a comment and tell us all about it or come and visit A View From the Cottage on Facebook and post something there! Hope to see you soon!
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