Recipe by Rianne Chittenden
Over-eat? Feeling dull, heavy, sluggish? Simple want something to warm you up? This fresh lemon ginger tea will surely bring the heat to your digestive organs. It has a kick to it so if it's too much just add more water until it's diluted to your preferred taste.
2 cups water
About 2-3 inches fresh ginger root
Squeeze of fresh lemon to taste
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Spring Time: 1 whole cardamom pod, break open, toss the outer shell and use the seeds (want the seeds to be black, if light brown, toss them)
Winter Time: 2-3 Cloves
Need Sweet? ~½ tsp raw honey or if avoiding sugar, a stick of ceylon cinnamon
1. Bring water to low simmer
2. Peel and remove skin of ginger. Dice into dime size pieces (should be about 15-20 pieces)
3. Add ginger and spices to water and low simmer for about 10-15 minutes
4. Strain into tea cup
5. Add pinch of pink Himalayan salt and squeeze of lemon
6. If adding honey, add once tea is at drinkable temperature (cooked honey is extremely difficult for the body to digest)
7. This tea can save up to 2 days in the fridge so feel free to make a big batch to last a couple of days if desired!