If you have ever had the Master Cleanse beverage, you know that it can be quite intense. The cayenne can sneak up on you, but in this slushie rendition, that peppery cayenne doesn’t have as much of a kick. The combination of the zesty zing of the lemon and the frosty nature of this beverage make it wildly refreshing and enjoyable to drink. In fact, it’s the perfect drink to have after a glutinous weekend of holiday eating.
It’s no secret that people eat like wild animals during the holidays. The sweets, the heavy carb-centric dishes, the assortment of meats and cheeses, and more weigh you down. A recent survey found that people eat about 7,000 to 8,000 calories on Christmas Day. That is almost four times the recommended daily caloric intake! But that’s America, folks!
Although this detox beverage won’t undo all the eating you did over the holidays, it can help kickstart the detoxification process. The body cannot properly process all of the foods people eat during the holidays, so a little help never hurt anyone. In addition to assisting with the body’s natural detox process, this slushie may give you a boost of energy. After drinking it, you may feel like you are ready to conquer the world!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 1/2 c ice cubes
- 2 tbsp. grade A maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- pinch tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 c water
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- The consistency should be similar to a slushie, so add a little water to ease the blending process if necessary.
- Pour into a large cup and enjoy first thing in the morning.