Served either hot or cold, this lemon and ginger tea recipe is a super immune system booster all year round.
More than ever, we need to concentrate on boosting our immune systems. The best way to do that is through healthy whole foods rich in the vitamins and antioxidants our bodies most need. This lemon and ginger tea is provides just that, a boost to your immune system and a helping hand in fighting free radicals.
I enjoy this tea year round. It's warm and comforting in the winter and refreshing on ice during hot summer days. You'll regularly find a pitcher of this in my refrigerator where it will last for 3 to 4 days. If I want it hot, I just heat up a mug and it's good to go.
Using this method of preparation, you can infuse any combination of your favourite fruits, vegetables, and spices into the tea of your choice.
(Makes 6 servings)
6 cups water, boiled
juice of 1 lemon,
1/4 cup fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup honey
In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Remove saucepan from the heat then add lemon juice and ginger. Let steep about 30 minutes.
Add the honey and stir until dissolved.
Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a teapot or pitcher.
Serve hot or iced with slices of lemon for garnish.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 51 | total fat = 0.09g | saturated fat = 0.01g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 0.67mg | carbohydrates = 13.65g | dietary fibre = 0.17g | sugars = 12.07g | protein = 0.19g