This is how I start my day and it feels both refreshing and invigorating. The cayenne pepper is excellent for getting your digestive system fired up, the maple syrup is for energy and the lemon is to cleanse. Plus, it tastes pretty good too! 


  • 1 cup warm water (or you can make it with cold water in the summer)
  • 1/2 a lemon (peeled and sliced)
  • 1-in piece of fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup 


In a large cup or tea pot, combine all the ingredients and stir. Serve immediately.