Fresh Ginger & Lemon Tea

Prioritizing your self-care and immune support is crucial if you want to stay healthy. Something as simple as this ginger and lemon tea can really help.

 

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, it calms nausea and indigestion. Ginger is warming, stimulating and a little spicy, giving it a hot clearing quality. Ginger helps soothe a sore throat, fight infections, clear out colds + flu, warms the body, improves circulation and supports blood sugar balance and healthy cholesterol.

 

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, hydrating, cleansing and supports healthy hydrochloric acid levels in our stomach, which impact our digestion and immunity.

  • Serves 1 cup
  • Cooks in
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Vitamin C

    Vitamin C rich foods help support a healthy immune system.  Vitamin C is necessary for cellular tissue growth, development and repair.   

  • Antiviral

    Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antiviral properties. Antiviral herbs have compounds that fight viral infections and boost our immune system.  Antiviral foods and herbs examples ginger, garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove, echinacea, elderberry.

  • Warming
  • Gut Health

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  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 fresh lemon - juiced
  • 1" | 2.5cm fresh ginger
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Fresh Ginger & Lemon Tea

 

WASH GINGER & peel with a teaspoon as per gallery picture. Slice – add to mug.

 

BOIL the kettle.  Pour 1 cup boiled water into a mug over ginger/

 

WASH LEMON. Slice in half & squeeze. Pour lemon juice over water & ginger.

 

PRESERVE VITAMINS by adding lemon juice after the hot water – do not pour boiling water over the lemon juice.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

LEMONS are often a highly sprayed crop and have a wax coating to preserve them; buy organic if you can.  Always wash your lemons (or any other fruit or veg) before you slice it.

 

GINGER is a rhizome like turmeric; both are powerful food as medicine –  try to buy organic & locally when you can.

 

LEMON SKETCH by the lovely and talented artist Kaitlin Thurlow 

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