TOTW Tuesday: Add Cinnamon + Detox Drink

by Ashley on June 25, 2013

Hi there! How’s your day going? So far so good over here.

The day started with greens…

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Per usual… unsweetened almond milk, aloe vera juice, lemon juice, water, kale, frozen banana, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, carrot, spirullina, maca powder, flax meal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, acai powder, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, ice cubes… and I think that’s all, whew!

It’s bound to be a good day when it starts like that!

Anyways, today’s Tip of the Week Tuesday is a pretty easy tip for all to follow.

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Most of us keep cinnamon on our spice rack but only think to use it when baking or cooking if a recipe calls for it.  I want you to add it to… EVERYTHING! Well, not everything, but anything your heart desires. Cinnamon is awesome for many things – research suggests that cinnamon can…

  1. Regulate our blood sugar
  2. Reduce triglycerides (the fat floating in our bloodstream)
  3. Reduce our bad cholesterol
  4. Improve digestion
  5. Reduce inflammation
  6. And it contains antibacterial and antiviral properties

A few of my favorite ways to incorporate cinnamon into my daily routine include…

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  1. If I’m making coffee, I sprinkle cinnamon over the dry grounds in the coffee maker before it brews… it gives the entire pot of coffee a warm, cinnamony flavor OR sprinkle it in your coffee if you are only making one cup
  2. Add it to smoothies
  3. Add it to warm oats or overnight oats
  4. Sprinkle it over sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries
  5. My newest favorite thing to do with cinnamon, introduced to me by my mother-in-law, is sprinkle it over veggies. Squash, zucchini, veggie medleys, any veggie. It might not sound good but it is delicious.
  6. Sprinkle it over yogurt or in dairy-free yogurt
  7. Add to homemade protein bars
  8. Sprinkle it onto a peanut butter and banana sandwich
  9. Sprinkle it over baked apples or grilled fruit (like peaches!)
  10. Use it in dog treats
  11. And I even made this detox water by Dr. Axe – Im not saying this stuff tastes good (AT ALL) but it’s chalk full of some pretty good stuff

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Detox Drink

  • 12 oz water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 packet stevia (I omitted, might be why it tasted so awful delicious)

Blend together and hold your nose and drink.

As you can see, any way that I can incorporate cinnamon into my meal or snack, I do…and you should too!

To the gym I go! Have a great Tuesday!

Oh yeah, I keep meaning to say this but if you don’t mind scroll down on the right sidebar until you see this picture…

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Good health!

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Shashi June 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

I love cinnamon and tried your suggestion of trying in on peanut butter and loved it – but I don’t know bout that detox drink

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Ashley June 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

Isn’t it good on PB!? Haha I hear ya! It took me some time and courage to give it a try! I think blending it in a blender would definitely help too! Thanks for stopping by!!

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