I have started making & drinking this concoction that I am calling “Just Happy Mommy Water.”
and the “Apple Cider Vinegar Drink.”
I have tried to drink this by itself (like the cleanse & detox suggests) but I need more calories & caffeine. Plus I cannot afford to be a tired, hangry, bitch with 2 kids and a husband to take care of.
Since the new year, I have been researching all kinds of detoxes and cleanses. Here is what I found out, after you lose the weight, it comes back once you go back to your old eating habits. My husband and I even looked into getting colonics done but haven’t committed to that intrusion just yet. Many of you may or may not know what the “Master Cleanse” or “Beyonce Lemonade” is. This has been super popular and became more mainstream when Beyonce implemented this drink to loose weight for Dream Girls. Also my girl Yolanda Hadid has been a long time believer in the Master Cleanse.
It is a mixture of filtered water, organic lemons, organic grade A/B maple syrup and cayenne pepper. The “Apple Cider Vinegar Drink,” is filtered water, Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother and lemon juice. There are other variations where people add agave or cinnamon to their water this is all just personal preference.
So I combined the 2 and I am obsessed with my new concoction “Just Happy Mommy Water.”
I have been working on this recipe for the past couple months and I have finally figured out how I like to make mine.
I am NOT a nutritionist or specialist I just know that most of these ingredients have proven health benefits so I am putting them all together in one drink. I am also keeping a weight loss progress and exercise video/photo journal. I will be showing you all my progress. OK sooo here is the recipe I use.
Just Happy Mommy JHM Water
I got a jug at Bed Bath & Beyond that has a filtered spout and holds 8 cups of water Sistema Klip It 8 cup Jug
6-8 cups of filtered water
2 large organic lemons squeezed with seeds removed (I add the pulp as well, since my jug has a filter)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger (I use a microplane)
1 tbsp organic maple syrup (grade A or B)
1 tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother” link here Bragg.com
1 tsp turmeric
1 dash of cayenne pepper
Stir and enjoy over ice
Please click the blue/teal text for links to my sources.
Filtered Water, we all know that we should have at least 8 cups of water per day. (1 cup is approx.. 8 oz)
The 8×8 rule is best explained here Mayo Clinic Healthy Water Intake
Lemons or Citrons are high in vitamin C, potassium and powerful antioxidants Lemons: Health Benefits
Ginger is one of my favorite spices and it also has 11 Proven Benefits of Ginger
Maple Syrup helps balance out all the sour, spicy and bitter flavors going on. The sweet taste also gives you antioxidants and other health benefits The Sweet Perks of Maple Syrup
Pinapple Juice 11 Amazing Benefits of Pineapple I decided to add some to my last batch instead of the maple syrup and I love it! (Plus it has been said to help with brusing when getting Botox.)
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother” has been in the news a lot lately. The health benefits are astounding if you choose to research it like I have. Here are 6 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar I know several people who use ACV for literally everything! There is a list of uses but for now I use it mostly for digestive health reasons. “The Mother” is all the good protein, enzymes and bacteria that your gastrointestinal system needs.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice. Most commonly used to give Curry its golden yellow color but BEWARE that gorgeous color stains!!! Here are Top 10 Evidence Based Benefits of Turmeric
Cayenne Pepper benefits your gut heart & beyond according to Dr. Axe this article outlines 15 Cayenne Pepper Benefits
You DO NOT have to do this exactly.
Actually after writing my first draft I thought about adding some pineapple juice. It made it so delicious! Also I made some last night and let it steep overnight in the fridge, it was a lot more potent, so I added more water to dillute it a bit.
I would suggest using some variation of the above. Keep hydrated with regular water. Please do NOT over drink this mix. It might be nice to add some in the morning to start your day. It doesnt have to be exact. Some people cannot handle spice, some people may want a different type of sweetener, or you may be out of one of the ingredients.
One final note is that this drink may help move you along to the bathroom. DO NOT be surprised if you get “cleaned out.”
Like I said before I have seen lots of people claim weight loss with drinking these beverages.
I am not going to make any claims like that. I am still eating food. I am not mentally able to go on an all liquid diet. I have tried juice cleanses and I know lots of people who love them and have had great results.
My job and body requires more fuel than “Just Happy Mommy Water.” With that said I do like to make a jug and drink it throughout the day. I don’t drink it everyday. I did today after a weekend of pizza, Mexican food and Superbowl calories. You can find almost all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s but they do NOT carry the Braggs ACV.
I would love to know what you all think. Let me know if you tried it, or your own variation of “JHM Water.”
I would be happy to make a video if you guys want. Thanks for reading.
Just Happy Mommy