Stressed adrenal glands can make you feel exhausted and drained. You might get by on sheer willpower in the morning, but when the mid-afternoon slump hits, it’s hard to drag your poor body through the rest of the day. What you need is a super power, but they’re in short supply for Moms. Instead, reach for this homemade energy drink to help with adrenal fatigue recovery: Get-Up-and-Go Limeade.
Apple Cider Vinegar Helped My Adrenal Fatigue Recovery
In My Recovery from Adrenal Fatigue, Part 1, I talked about how apple cider vinegar helped me gain energy on tired, adrenal-y days. For years I choked down a hot drink of apple cider vinegar, raw honey, hot water and cinnamon. The cinnamon helped make it palatable but it still felt like punishment every time I had to drink the stuff. It doesn’t take much smarts to realize that staying consistent with something I didn’t like was tough, even when it was good for me and I liked how it made me feel.
Some Moms over on the Facebook group for the book and eating program Trim Healthy Mama started raving about something called Good Girl Moonshine. I didn’t get around to making it because I don’t like ginger and it sounded suspiciously like the hot drink I avoided. One day I decided to try making a version with lime juice, with high hopes that it would resemble a limeade. And it turned out delicious. And easy. And fast. And did I mention easy?
In a quart jar, combine:
2 TBS Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBS lime juice concentrate
4 tsp (or to taste) Truvia (stevia)
Fill the jar with ice and water to make one quart. I found plastic quart jar lids in the canning section at my local discount store to keep it fresh (and unspilled) in the refrigerator.
Many people report health benefits from drinking apple cider vinegar, including weight loss. I’m currently stepping up my intake to battle a fungal sinus infection. And it does seem to increase my level of energy to avoid the afternoon tired feeling.
We’d all love to have more “get up and go” and this limeade just might help you do it!
Give it a try and let us know how you like it!