Do you ever wake up on a Monday morning, sleepy-eyed and bushy-tailed? (Whatever that last part even means, sounds like bedhead to me, right?) SO sleepy and bed head-y, in fact, that the biggest cup of coffee you can find won’t even cut it? Me too. Almost every Monday actually. Or at least, I did… until I figured out what a “Morning Elixer” is.
I want to start by saying how awesome the start of a new week is supposed to be. Each Monday you have grown, learned more, and basically progressed in your life. You are doing it. You are accomplishing things you want to accomplish, achieving the goals you dreamed of. And even though that 6:00am commute to a long day of work is hard, remember how much you wanted that job? How hard you worked for it? It’s easy to forget. It’s easy to take for granted- especially when you are just dying for an extra thirty minutes in bed Monday morning. But not anymore!
Morning Elixer is a lovely 16 ounce concoction that not only wakes you up, but clears you up. It is basically an adrenaline rush in a bottle, without all the hard stuff on your heart like today’s energy drinks and sodas. Even better, its actually GOOD for you. Alkaline Water, Cayenne Pepper, Organic Honey, and Lemon Juice. Only four all-nature, all-delicious, ingredients to make your Monday’s exciting and energized again. Want to know how these ingredients jumpstart your body in the healthiest way possible?
First off, let me explain the concept behind this mysterious “Alkaline Water”. The alkaline in a water refers to it’s pH level. A pH level measures the acidity or alkaline in water on a 0-14 scale. Basically water with a pH of 1 would be very acidic, while water with a pH of 14 would be very alkaline. Alkaline water, what we use in our Morning Elixer has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, some advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize the acid in your body. Although there is no concrete proof, studies have suggested that drinking alkaline water may benefit people who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. I’ve also heard it helps energize the body, and helps you achieve and hold onto a lovely youthful glow.
Now that we’ve knocked that little mystery out of the way, I want to tell you about health benefits achieved from honey, lemon, and cayenne pepper!
Honey has many anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful in soothing sore throats or coughs. It can also reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. It is also great as a natural energy booster! It’s natural unprocessed sugar, fructose and glucose, directly enter the bloodstream and can deliver a quick boost of energy. On top of all that, honey is also a natural antibiotic. So you can treat wounds and burns with it until receiving further medical attention.
As an excellent source of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, lemons and lemon juice have been said to help fight against cancer. Lemon juice, eaten or applied topically, can help you maintain a healthy complexion as well when the vitamin C helps fight against sun damage. Foods that are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants can help the immune system battle germs that cause a cold or flu, so lemons can also help boost your immune system!
Cayenne pepper has the great ability to ease upset stomachs, sore throats, ulcers, and many other things that you would think a hot pepper would help… But it does! Paired with it’s anti-fungal properties are also anti-cold and flu. This little firecracker keeps your body healthy. On top of this it is a migraine/headache fixer AND a digestive aid. The list goes on, so let me just tell you… If your body is giving you funk cayenne should be your first stop.
I’m no doctor, but the possibilities alone are enough for me to want this magic potion the juicers at Shaka have dubbed “Morning Elixer”. It’s your one-stop shop for all things healthy and happy. You will start your day with a benefit packed bang and that lukewarm cup of coffee will never again measure up. Want to know the secret for a total powerhouse? Pair Morning Elixer with one of our green juices like Shaka Greens or Green Detoxer for more energy than you can possibly imagine! It truly is the breakfast of champions. But don’t take my word for it! Stop in and see for yourself at 3118 Monsarrat, Shaka Pressed Juice.
Mahalo for tuning in to learn about the best way to jump start your day! If you have any Q’s drop them in the comments section and I’ll be happy to get back to you with some A’s. Next week check back to learn about some of my favorite SECRET adventure spots on the beautiful island of O'ahu, and how I find the time to fit them in with a busy college/yoga/juicing schedule! That's right, I'm spilling the beans! Aloha friends!