I get a lot of liquid nutrition in the morning – in fact, I’ve downed three shots before I even get to my coffee! I have developed my three morning energy boost drinks over the months, and now it’s part of my regimen, I miss it when I don’t have them. There are times that I might skip them on the weekends, but every day during the week I take all three, without fail. It takes about 15 minutes, mostly because I allow a little time in between, and I just putz around putting the strewn toys away, packing the school bag etc etc in between steps. So what are they? Let me tell you.
The first one is simple – just a teaspoon of glutathione in water. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a huge glutathione fan – I’ve written about it more here and the reasons why I love it so much. It’s one of our most important antioxidants – good for the brain, good for the liver, and good for each and every cell of the body. It has detoxifying properties, and it’s been part of my daily health regimen for several years now.
The second one is my apple cider vinegar/ essential oils shot. I wait 10 minutes after having my glutathione since the glutathione is liposomal and wants to be able to cross the mucous membranes without competition. I put 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (the Braggs organic/raw one) in 1/2 cup of water. Then I add 4 drops grapefruit essential oil, 4 drops lemon essential oil, and 4 drops Slim and Sassy essential oil blend. Slim and Sassy is a metabolic blend, and while it also contains lemon and grapefruit within its formula, it adds peppermint, ginger and cinnamon. Theoretically I could just do Slim and Sassy alone, but I like the higher amounts of the lemon and grapefruit for their detoxifying properties.
The third step of the trio is a greens drink. I use either TerraGreens from doTERRA, or Nanogreens from BioPharma. The Nanogreens is a little sweeter, but they are both good. This powder provides extra vitamins, minerals and alkalinizing greens. 1 scoop in water rounds off my morning health drink regimen.
Of course, that’s not entirely true because then I make my ketone drink, and then fiiiiiiiiiiinally I get my coffee. But in terms of my healthy-shot-trio, that sums it up. The coffee at this stage is more for the ritual and the love of coffee, it’s not like I need the energy from it because I find the healthy shots give me the boost I need.
I happen to love drinking my supplements instead of taking pill form of everything. I’m usually up doing this by 6am, and it probably doesn’t use more than 1 1/2 cups of water all together, so it’s not a huge volume of fluid.
Even if you don’t do all three, being consistent with one or two of them can still benefit your health tremendously. And if you find your own recipes that you love, do let me know and I can share them with everyone!