I started drinking coffee when I was 16 and later worked the morning shift in miscellaneous coffee shops all through college. So by now, coffee isn’t just a habit for me. It’s a ritual. It’s a little bit of slow down time before the rest of the world rushes in on my day. It’s basically WHY I WAKE UP AT ALL. In other words — I’m addicted. ;) So when I did my first juice cleanse a little over a year ago, I was VERY skeptical about quitting caffeine, even for 3 days.
In the end? I juiced for EIGHT.
Lemon juice is an amazing, all-natural, wake-me-up. Combined with a hearty dash of cayenne pepper, our Mean Lemonade has become my new morning ritual. Yes, admittedly, coffee is still part of my diet, but I was blown away to see how easily I could replace one with the other.
In addition to facilitating blood circulation (and therefore, helping curb your caffeine intake), drinking lemon juice works as an AMAZING detox, especially after indulging in holiday “traditions” (i.e: ALL THE ALCOHOL). Want to see what else the tiny but mighty, little lemon has to offer? Check out our Facebook page to see 15 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning.