Goodmorning everyone, welcome to a brand new week!
On the road to developing healthier habits, i've been starting my mornings with warm water and lemon. I think i've mentioned this before on the blog, but I thought it was worth repeating due to all the health benefits. Warm water with lemon first thing after waking helps to stimulate the digestive system and release toxins. It's cleansing, hydrating, and boosts your immune system too, amongst a long list of other benefits.
I was never one for coffee first thing in the morning, instead i'd have black tea with milk and sugar, but I find lemon water is much more satisfying now. I feel good about starting the day off healthier. And if I can get up early enough to enjoy it slowly, like a cup of tea, it makes all the difference! It's recommended that you don't eat for 30 mins afterward, which works out perfect for me by the time I get ready, whip up a smoothie, and head off to work. Of course, each morning isn't perfect if i've overslept or running late, but I try to drink lemon water throughout the day anyway. I swear I drink way more with lemon, than without! Definitely worth trying out for yourself...
*Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm water, never boiling. Some people like to add fresh ginger. I also try to get organic lemons when I can.
Photos: My own, digital from Instagram.