Thursday’s Kitchen – My Daily Breakfast

Today I am sharing with you my new morning daily breakfast ritual. For years I have been eating not so healthy things for breakfast but recently I have started to eat differently and I am starting to notice a difference in my energy levels as well as my digestive system.

To start my day off I drink two 8oz glasses of warm water. Why you might ask? Because drinking warm water in the morning helps to flush out the toxins you accumulated from the day before, it aids in bowel movements, and it increases you body temperature and in return increases your metabolism which in turn helps your body burn more calories. Yay!

Next I make a green tea with a splash of honey. Green tea also healps to boost your metabolism and the honey serves as an antibody.  What a great way to kickstart your morning.

For my meal I have 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of either raspberries or sliced strawberries in it. The greek yogurt is packed with protein which is good for your energy levels, it is easy on my non-friendly lactose intolorant belly. It also has probiotics to keep my belly healthy. The high calcium content helps keep my bones strong, and a healthy dose of B12 which aids in my brain function. The raspberries and strawberries are both rich in vitamons, antioxidants and fibre. Strawberries attract success and raspberries can help promote patience, which we all could use a little of in our lives.

So not only have I kickstarted my metabolism, I have now added an energy booster, cleansed my belly and made my bones and mind stronger. On a magica level I have added either some patience or success to my day. What a great start to a magical day, don’t you think?

 

XoXo

Queen of Swords

Thursday’s Kitchen

I am a day late! But I am here and sharing with you my very favorite immune boosting recipe.

IMMUNE BOOSTER

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lemons
  • honey
  • 1-2 inches of peeled ginger root
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • mason jar

Cut up the lemons and ginger root into slices, then stuff them into the mason jar until they reach the bottom of the jars neck. Sprinkle in the cinnamon. Shake the jar up. Add honey a bit at a time, letting it get into all the nooks and crannies. Do this until the honey mixture settles at the bottom of the neck of the jar. Put the jar into the refrigerator for one week, then take two tablespoons a day.

When you have a cold take 3-4 tablespoons a day, it speeds up recovery time and also strenghtens your immune system. This has been proven by my husband. He was always sick, ALL winter long, every winter. Since he started doing this he might get 2 colds a year and half the time others are getting them. A little tip from me, make up two jars because when one runs out you will still have one while you make up another and wait the week for it to cure. They last up to 3 months in the refrigerator.

I hope you give this a try, it really does work.

xoxo

Queen of Swords