I spend a lot of time at my computer for work, and it’s much more enjoyable when I make myself a delicious healthy smoothie or cup of tea. It also reminds me to take time away from sitting in front of the screen to stretch my legs and search my pantry or garden for an ingredient to use.
Long Life Punch
Meyer lemons originated in China and are named after the explorer who brought them to North America. Full of vitamin C they lack the acidity of lemons but have all the brightness of flavour. I’m not European but isn’t flavor much more fun spelled like flavour? Anyway, matcha (ceremonial green tea ground into a fine powder) has been much studied for its anti-cancer properties, and although vitamin c is pretty common, many of us just don’t realize how important it is in metabolism and healing. Both green tea and citrus are known to promote collagen production for healthy tissues and vibrant skin. That’s why I call this Meyer lemon and matcha elixir long life punch!
- Juice of two Meyer lemons
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1/2 tsp organic matcha
Add matcha to the bottom of a cup and mix in a tablespoon of water and honey to incorporate into a slurry. Add lemon juice and water. One of my girlfriends would probably like this with a shot of vodka. You know who you are.
Adjust amount of water to suit your taste.
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.