There’s a reason green tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Not only does provide you with energy, it’s a healthy choice on almost every front. The ingredients I’ve combined in this cinnamon, honey and green tea detox drink take those benefits to the next level.
Green tea’s antioxidants help to lower your risk of several types of cancers, and because of its ability to lower blood pressure and burn away harmful types of fat, it has long-term heart disease prevention properties (1).
Antioxidants are good for so many things, among them battling aging and helping to lower cholesterol levels.
Green tea also boosts your metabolism, stimulates your digestive system, balances your blood sugar, and boosts your immune system.
Always look for quality green tea, even if it’s a little more expensive – the health effects worth every penny!
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The ingredients I’ve combined in this detox green tea take those benefits to the next level.
For instance, cinnamon water is another health powerhouse: it is brimming with antioxidants and has repeatedly been shown to help balance your blood sugar.
Back in the day it used to be more valuable than gold. On top of helping to improve blood sugar levels, it also helps lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol, and it is anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Plus, it’s a promising part in the battle to protect brain health, and also has anti-cancer as well as anti-inflammatory properties (2).
This little piece of bark is has a lot of bite when it comes to offering health benefits.
Organic raw honey adds a touch of sweetness to this honey green tea detox drink recipe.
It’s a natural energy source that also brings plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to the table.
Organic raw honey contains polyphenols in it, the same as green tea, so it is also helping to raise the levels of antioxidants in your body, helping boost your body’s general health.
Make sure you use a quality raw honey (there are a lot of honey-fakes, sugar-loaded).
The combination of these super ingredients pack a powerful health punch.
Even if you’re a dedicated coffee drinker you’ll enjoy this drink, especially when you actually start feeling the beneficial effects it has on your body.
If you love the idea of detox teas, be sure to check out these 21 Superpowered Detox Teas.
(You may also like: Ginger, Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Detox Tea)
- 2 quality green tea sachets
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tsp organic raw honey
- 1 lime, juice only (use wedges for garnish)
- 2 cups purified water, hot
- Add the tea sachets and cinnamon into a kettle and pour over the hot water.
- Infuse for five minutes, then remove the sachets and cinnamon stick, and cool until comfortable to drink.
- Add the honey and lime juice, mix to incorporate and serve warm.
P.S. Have you signed up for my free 24 Hour Detox Challenge yet? If not, you can download the free meal plan and sign up here (includes my favorite raspberry and peach morning detox water, avocado and blueberry salad in a jar, ginger lemon tea and 4 other detox recipes for weight loss).