Morning Health Shot

Morning Health Shot

Well, slightly more than a shot, but it sounds more fun than ‘drink’, so.

A couple of years ago, my eldest sister started raving about apple cider vinegar and how having a bit of it everyday was like the solution to all world problems. It felt a little strange to be considering drinking something as intense as ACV but the idea stuck with me. Over time, I kept reading about at-home health shots, wellness elixirs and it kept getting interesting.

A few weeks ago I decided, I’d finally give this a shot. I started reading up on what everyone was putting in their drinks, the benefits of each ingredient and it all sounded pretty great. I pulled 8 of the ingredients that resonated with me the most, from various drinks on the internet, put it all together and made this super drink.

I’ve been having it in the morning before breakfast, since a couple of weeks now and I’m addicted. Not because it tastes like the best thing in the world (it doesn’t) but because it just feels great to be putting such fantastic stuff into my body everyday. N doesn’t like it much (and actually has to smell a candle after), but he still has it. I don’t hate the taste AT ALL, in fact I kind of like it and am pretty pumped to start my day with it.


The full ‘recipe’ is below but I’ll list everything that’s in it: Ginger, Lemon, Apple Cider, Organic Honey, Cinnamon, Turmeric (root is better but I use powder), Cayenne Pepper and Black Pepper.

The benefits of all these ingredients are multiple, I’ll link some sites right at the end of the post that I found explained each well. You can click and read up to satisfy your brain,  if you’d like to find out more. If you don’t want to read, here’s a quick summary for you: This stuff is badass and will make your body happy.

5 mins


Ginger, 1 inch knob
Lemon, 1/2
Raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp.
Organic Honey, 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon, 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder, 1/8 tsp
Cayenne Pepper, 1/8 tsp
Black Pepper, 1/8 tsp
Filtered water, 1/3 cup

1. Juice the ginger and lemon. I use a lemon squeezer for both. (A juicer would get your more ginger juice but I haven’t bought that yet).
2. Add all ingredients to the ginger and lemon juice, except water.
3. Add water and mix it all up. You can add more water if you want, to dilute the taste. I like it a little intense.

Raw, unfiltered ACV only, with ‘mother’. It’s mentioned on the bottle.


And here’s my entire week’s stash that I make on the weekend and shove in the fridge. Every morning I give it a good stir because stuff has usually settled down and pour some out for N and me.

By the way, I love it even more undiluted, so without any water. But N would throw a shitfit if I did that, so I add water because I make it for the both of us together. Also, there’s ACV in it so I guess it’s better to dilute to not screw up the teeth?

Can you add more stuff to it? Yes. Can you eliminate some things? Yes. It’s really upto you what you want to do with it; From what I’ve read, people add garlic, oregano oil, collagen, orange juice instead of water, etc. Just don’t put something you’re allergic to (obviously).

And before I disappear, PLEASE make sure you check with a doctor before you do this for yourself, if you have any doubts or have a medical condition. Bodies react differently to things, and it may not work for everyone, so I don’t want a lawsuit or something because I have no money.

Benefits of each ingredient, click through and read: Ginger, Lemon, Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Honey, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper and Black Pepper.

Until next time.


  1. this looks so easy to do!! defo trying it!

  2. I don't know about the health drink but your photography is killer 😛 is this also from your Samsung?

  3. I have also been thinking about starting something like this but I was thinking more of a ginger lemon drink. Will add these to my list too. xx

    1. Author

      Just ginger lemon should be really great too. So if you want to start simpler, you could always do that 🙂

  4. I have been drinking lemon and honey in warm water before breakfast for about a year and a half now. Haven't gotten sick (touch wood) ever since. Stuff works.

    – Mahnoor

    1. Author

      I'm going to add that in too, I think. This not-getting-sick part sounds just great (Y)(mashallah)

  5. hi shahzeen the list you made of your favourite restaurants in besty app…that is not opening..i mean i m upset cozi was totally depending on them for good food since my sister is here from pak 🙁
    help plzzzzzzzzz

    1. Author

      So sorry! I'm planning on doing a list next week of all my fave food places so I hope that will help. <3

  6. Yes plz do it asap..she is here just for 15 days

  7. Oh wow! that's intense stuff. I started having honey lemon water about 2ish months ago but I have a super sensitive stomach and prone to acidity so the lemon didn't work too well for me. So switched to just warm water with honey, thinking of introducing cinnamon powder now because its known to regulate your blood sugar level and a good thing to start off your day with.

    Just a watchout to people with sensitive stomachs like mine, i'd be wary of some of the ingredients which could potentially hurt your situation.

    1. Author

      Cinnamons a great idea. But lemon or ACV being wrong for sensitive tummies is a popular misconception. I suffer from intense acid reflux so i read up on this extensively before introducing into my diet. Lemin and ACV while being acidic outside the body are super alkalizing when consumed (read up on how the science works). So personally for me ever since I started this, I've actually gone off my reflux meds and thats a big game changer for me. Perhaps lemon didnt work for you but generally if you read ACV verdicts online, its alkalizing properties are actually super beneficial for sensitive stomachs. 🙂 In any case, everyone should test and see what works for who because everyone can respond differently. But i wanted to clarify the acidic misinterpretation of some of the these elements. (the articles I've linked mentioning the benefits also have more detail on this). Xx

  8. It surely is a very nice drink. Me and hubby used to drink it every morning as bed tea (lounge tea infact right after fajr) but I dont put cayyene pepper and black pepper. ACV is really good for stomach as first of all its Sunnah to have vinegar as food in daily life (it confirms that it will NOT do anything but better for stomach and the whole body) and secondly it will negate all the wrongs done to our body by fast foods. I give half teaspoon of ACV after heavy food to my kids also. Its intense but they are now used to it. Each and every ingredient in this "magic potion" is a gem. I will make it wil shehzeen's method now to make it for a week rather then making it daily in the morning. Thanks for sharing ☺

    1. Author

      Great idea to do some ACV after a big meal. I often overeat (trying to change that) but I should try this out! Thanks 🙂

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