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Well…the moment of truth, folks. How did you do at Thanksgiving dinner yesterday? Did you majorly indulge, or did you keep things sensible? 😉 If you’re feeling in need of a detox, I have just the ticket – a golden ticket, no less. This Velvety Golden Detox combines metabolism-revving, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory ingredients like coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, and lemon for one powerful drink that tastes like sunshine in your mouth, warms you up from the inside out, and will help you reset after too much pumpkin pie and stuffing.
If you didn’t fall for the sugary pies and white dinner rolls, you’re just that much further ahead when you sip this drink! The flavor is mostly a bright, creamy lemon, but it has subtle undertones of spice. Lately I’ve been focusing on using real, fresh ingredients in my recipes more often because they just taste worlds better! A friend gave me some fresh ginger that I used in this drink, and trust me, it’s a completely different taste than that of the dried, powdery form! I highly recommend (nay, I nearly demand) that you use fresh ginger and lemon in this recipe, but if you refuse, you’ll find a few suggestions in the Notes section of the recipe below.
This Velvety Golden Detox is a THM Deep S drink, meaning that it’s made of the most foundational fats and has very minimal carbs. Deep S recipes make great detox recipes because they let your body burn through all the excess glucose it has accumulated through your indulgence. Want more Deep S recipes? CLICK HERE for a list of mine!
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- Heat the almond milk, water, tea bag, and fresh ginger together in the microwave for 2½ minutes. (You could also bring the ingredients to a boil on the stovetop.) Let it steep for a few minutes. You want the flavors to strengthen, but don't let it cool off too much because you won't be reheating after blending the ingredients together.
- Meanwhile, add all the other ingredients to a blender. After the tea has steeped, remove the tea bag and add the liquid (and ginger) to the blender and blend immediately so the glucomannan doesn't clump. Blend until smooth.
- If you like, you can strain any lemon and ginger pulp out of the drink before sipping. I don't bother. (Are you surprised?)
**I prefer whey protein over collagen in this drink for creaminess, but you could use collagen if you like.
***Use refined coconut oil if you don't want a coconut flavor. We prefer this brand from Amazon.
Feel free to use a different kind of tea (like a ginger tea!) if you prefer. You can add more fresh ginger as well for a spicier drink.
Always be careful when blending hot liquids and vent the blender as necessary to avoid explosive pressure buildups.