Seriously, this turmeric elixir ought to be called sunshine in a bottle. I get happy from drinking it.
I discovered it at whole foods and loved the ingredient list.
sweetener (you could do agave, honey or even stevia)
The only thing I don't like is the price point. It's too high even for a "functional beverage." Seriously - Lemonade sweetened with stevia, honey or agave is also a functional beverage but it doesn't cost $6 for a tiny bottle.
So then I thought - sheesh - sure you could buy lemonade premade, or make yourself at home. Squeeze a few lemons and test to get the sweetness - right. So I went to the bulk section of my health food store and purchased just a small amount of dry turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cayenne and cinnamon, some fresh lemons and mint and went home to see if I could replicate the drink well enough. First try - not bad. Second try - better. Both were good, and I made sure to use only a very tiny amount of the herbs to a good dose of lemon, turmeric and sweetener.
What's powerful about this is the anti-inflammatory effect. It clears the mind, gives you a lift and probably flattens your tummy all at once.
Inflammation is a huge problem and one of the reasons a more alkalized diet can work to clear many ailments and help you shed excess weight. Try this fun drink either purchase the premade one from http://tumericalive.com/our-elixirs/tumeric-vegan-elixir/ or make your own. I'm sure they use fresh organic herbs juiced but the dry ones are okay too.