Natural energy drink

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There are a lot of options when it comes to energy drinks. With the laundry list of questionable ingredients in them, those following a real food lifestyle don’t have any choices. Then along came a conversation with Dave Self and Functional Therapy CA, who shared their recipe for a natural energy drink. The baking soda makes the water alkaline, making it easily absorbed. The ACV detoxifies and alkalinizes the body and the lime provides vitamin C, flavor and alkalinizes the body also. The body functions better in an alkaline state.

When you drink purified water (tap, Dasani, etc), it is slightly acidic. To absorb it in the body, it requires minerals. Without minerals in the water, they are leeched out of your bones. Otherwise, any water is just peed out of your system. The other option is to drink spring water (we like Mountain Valley, Fiji and Evian on the go and get home delivery for everyday drinking).

First, mix the apple cider vinegar and baking soda in a liter container. Watch the fizz bubble! Cut a lime into slices and add to your container. Fill with water and shake shake shake!

2 T apple cider vinegar (we prefer Bragg’s organic as it is raw and provides probiotics)
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 organic lime, cut up
1 L spring water

Shake it up and drink!

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Real Food Supplements, Part 2

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In the first post of this series, we discussed the benefits of fermented cod liver oil. That was a supplement we take every day. We will next visit greens, something we take often!!

Amazing Grass (www.amazinggrass.com) is our go to greens company.

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Greens are freeze-dried extracts from organic fruits, vegetables and other super foods. It easily gives you the antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals in case you cannot eat 10-12 servings of fruits and veggies a day. It comes in both capsule and powdered forms. Capsules are great for when you’re traveling. The powdered version mixes easily into our breakfast smoothies. We do not utilize this everyday, but at least two-three times a week or as needed depending how ‘clean’ our diet has been. The powder comes in a variety of flavors: berry, chocolate and acai. They provide a link to more recipes on their container, so the sky is the limit!!