Citrus + Sunlight: Daily Wellness

lemon mint wellness tonic

Last week it was heat exhaustion. This week it’s home-from-school-sick-days. It seems whatever challenge the season offers, my answer is always the same: a very citrus-y water with fresh mint or ginger. It’s like drinking prana direct from the sun.

Sunny Wellness Tonic

1/2 lemon, juiced
1 small orange, clementine, or tangerine, juiced
1 glass of fresh, clean water
pink salt
fresh mint or a slice of ginger, peeled

Pour the citrus juices into a tall glass with water. Add a tiny pinch of pink salt. Crush the mint or ginger with a mortar and pestle or with the butt of a knife on your cutting board. Scrape the mint or ginger, and any juices, into your tonic and stir. Sip it at room temperature or gently warmed.

  1. Daily regime: Wake up to this every morning. Drink a full 8 ounce glass first thing on an empty stomach. It’s like waking up to liquid sunshine.
  2. Dehydration: Stir in another pinch of pink salt and sip continuously to avoid heat exhaustion, dehydration, or to help recover. Use mint, not ginger. Crushed cilantro or fresh aloe juice can also be added, especially with cases of overheating.
  3. Fighting colds: Warm it up and sip it hot, allowing the vapors to steam your nasal passages and help with decongestion. If it’s a cold you’ve got, these really potent lemon + ginger cold remedies are worth a try.

lemon wellness tonic

More:
The original Lemony Ginger Tonic.
Home-made Lemon Ginger Brew

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8 thoughts on “Citrus + Sunlight: Daily Wellness

  1. Thank you Laura for the recipe, sounds Really good and I think the girls would like It too:) The cold remedies will be great for Our household too. I wanted to ask you if you are going to do that summer camp for girls this year and if so I wanted to know if Tatum is old enough to attend. She is 11 and I really want to get her Involved in things like that, she is showing those pre teen signs and I want her to have as smooth of a transition as possible. We met a lady in San Fran that said she needed to work on some particular chakras, Do you have experience with that? Let me know when you have a chance, Xo Melissa Ware

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