Most of you know that I don’t drink coffee. Never have. And at this point in my life it's safe to say I probably never will. While I love the smell of freshly ground coffee beans, that's as far as it goes. Too many people can only function on copious amounts of coffee. Worse still, is that their coffee is a sugar cocktail with either white sugar or artificial sugars (Splenda, Sweet n’ Low, Equal) that jack the body up in very unhealthy ways. Additionally, it takes 37 gallons of clean water to make one cup of coffee. Because I advocate for clean water in Africa and other countries drinking coffee is not a part of my life. The other problem is that the majority of coffee is unsustainably sourced, uses slave labor and also environmentally unfriendly. When purchasing coffee be sure it's fair trade and sustainably sourced.

If you are addicted to coffee, give your health and adrenal system a break! Relying on coffee to get and keep you going is a recipe for a stressed out and sick body. Start replacing that cup of coffee with the below morning cocktail.

If you can't give up your coffee habit, make sure you are drinking at least 24 oz. of pure water for every cup you drink. Remember, your body is 70 percent water, not coffee! Coffee dehydrates (bad thing), H2O hydrates (good thing).

So how do I start my day? With a morning elixir. Yup, that’s right! Try it for yourself and see how your health improves!


  • Helps to heal gut
  • Immune booster
  • Builds and repairs muscles (you break down muscle when you workout)
  • Brain health
  • Keeps blood sugar stable
  • Helps to decrease sugar cravings


  • Selenium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Helps to stabilize healthy hormones (endocrine system)
  • Boosts immune system

**Note: if on birth control drugs, Maca is not recommend.

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

**Note: make sure you use Bragg ACV and not any other commercial brand.

  • Enzymes & potassium
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & pH balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise
  • Probiotic

Fresh Squeezed Organic Lemon Juice 

  • Helps prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria & decomposition of tissue
  • Helps cleanse the system of impurities
  • Helps releve pain & inflammation
  • Stimulant to the liver
  • Digestive aid
  • Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, belching & bloating
  • Increases body alkalinity
  • Antibacterial
  • Sore throat
  • Helps purify blood
  • Helps lower high blood pressure
  • Brain health & nerve cells with potassium content

Organic Cayenne Pepper  (note: must be organic not commercial)

  • Settle upset tummy, ulcers, sore throats, coughs, diarrhea
  • Anti-cold & anti-flu
  • Migraine headache prevention
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-allergen
  • Digestive aid
  • Increases enzyme production
  • Oral health
  • Helps prevent blood clots
  • Detox
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Joint pain reliever

Raw Honey (I am currently using Heavenly Organics® White Himalayan Honey I also recommend Really Raw Honey)

** Make sure it is RAW honey: unheated, unpasteurized, unprocessed, pure** 

** The benefits below are from RAW honey, not cooked/commercial honey**

  • Helps digestion
  • When mixed w/ lemon juice relieves nausea
  • Antioxidant
  • Vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc
  • Enzymes
  • Protein

Organic Turmeric (note must be organic, not commercial)

  • very powerful antioxidant to fight cancer
  • promotes heart health
  • helps with autoimmune illnesses
  • more effective than ibuprofen/Advil
  • powerful COX-2 inhibitor without harsh side effects from pharmaceutical drugs
  • anti-inflammatory

Organic Spirulina

  • boosts energy
  • supports immune system
  • supports eye health
  • supports brain health
  • boosts cardiovascular health
  • protein

Amazing Grass Raw Reserve

  • 25 billion probiotics per serving
  • fights free radicals
  • superfoods to prevent disease
  • protein
  • Vitamin k

{How to make}

4-6 oz room temperature water (and then enough to make 20 ounces) 

1 tablespoon Bragg ACV

Fresh squeezed lemon juice of half a lemon

1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic cayenne pepper (glass bottle) 

1/2 teaspoon raw honey

1/4 - 1/3 teaspoon Organic Royal Maca

1/2 teaspoon L-Glutamine (best to have on an empty stomach hence why it's in the morning cocktail)

1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian Spirulina 

1 teaspoon Simply Organic turmeric powder (glass bottle)

2 teaspoons Amazing Grass Raw Reserve (glass bottle)


Mix all together in a glass and drink! After drinking (drink like a shot) add extra water to make sure you got don’t leave any of the goodness in the glass- no waste :) (The spirulina will want to stick to glass.)

*May feel slight tingling in throat. It’s normal!


Cover photo credit: Ant1_G