I'm just creepin' it real with you all, I love a good themed drink and oh my gourd this recipe is delicious.
Ok, you've probably had enough of my amazing Halloween puns but, seriously, my Basic Witch Boo's drink is easy to make and has activated charcoal which makes the drink look spooky AND has some great health benefits, too!
Maybe you've seen the charcoal trend with toothpaste or face masks, but actually consuming can up your game without changing the taste of your cocktail at all. But like…why? Well (I'm sure you knew where this was going) I'm going to tell you!
Benefits of Activated Charcoal
Promote kidney function
Activated charcoal binds to toxins and carries them out of your body (typically the job of the kidney) so by consuming activated charcoal, the load is lightened on your kidneys and helps improve the function of that organ. Think of it like giving your kidney a little break!
Reduce cholesterol levels
Again, due to it's awesome binding work, charcoal can help reduce cholesterol and prevent your body from absorbing them.
Activated charcoal is sometimes used as a hangover cure since it is so good at removing toxins. While it hasn't been officially studied, consuming charcoal WITH alcohol may reduce blood alcohol levels.
Just FYI:Not all charcoal is created equal!The pellets your dad used on the backyard grill will. not. do. it! You want to make sure you are using ACTIVATED charcoal found in either a pill or powder form that is meant to be consumed.
Avoid taking any medication within a couple hours of consuming charcoal because it can interfere with the absorption of your medication.
Now go get out your caldron to brew up my Basic Witch Boo's and let me know what you think!
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