Adding in anti-inflammatory and metabolism-boosting ingredients into your diet can be an effective way of speeding up weight loss. One of the easiest ways to start reaping the benefits of these ingredients is to add a hot drink to your morning ritual. Green tea, in particular, is a popular choice for the early mornings since the caffeine can also help you wake up.
Keep reading for one popular green tea recipe that’s the perfect hot drink for a diet-friendly morning.
Add this to your diet to help with your skin, bones, and joints
Detox Lemon Ginger Green Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need: water, green tea bags, lemon, fresh ginger, ground cayenne pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, raw honey
Full Recipe: Everyday Eileen
The benefits of green tea:
Green tea is full of antioxidants and can be a healthy addition to any diet. Additionally, green tea has weight loss benefits for those who want to drop a few pounds.
According to Healthline, “Green tea extract can aid weight loss by increasing the number of calories your body burns through thermogenesis.”
The other ingredients are beneficial too.
The other ingredients in this hot drink recipe–ginger, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric–have their own anti-inflammatory benefits with potential to speed up weight loss.
Plus, reviewers are huge fans.
One wrote, “I just made this with a couple of table spoons of fresh ginger, a sprinkle of cayenne, juice of two lemons, and ten tea bags. Simmered it all in a tea pots worth of water. Then, I put it in a pitcher and added enough filtered cold water to make a gallon. Spicy and delicious!”
Another reviewer gave it five stars, commenting, “Lovely. One of our favorite drinks, anytime of the year. I don’t use teabags ever, so we either make it with loose green tea or matcha.”