Tash’s Isolation Tonic

Serves one

½ a fresh preferably unwaxed lemon (or 2 Tbsp. lemon juice)

2-4 gratings of lemon zest

1 Tbsp. Grade B (the dark stuff) pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)

Or 2 tsp. honey

8 oz/235ml. boiled hot water

A dash of chipotle or cayenne chili powder (optional)

Squeeze the juice of lemon into a favorite mug or cup.

Add a few gratings of lemon zest* if wished, avoiding the bitter pith.

Add the maple syrup and chili powder then pour in the hot water, stir to combine and let stand for a few minutes before sipping.

Natasha MacAller, Chef/Author/Culinary Consultant

*All types of citrus zest have more beneficial compounds than their juice