I love going down to our farmer's market on Sundays and getting myself a delicious vegan burger with organic, homegrown greens from my favorite local farm and then grabbing an ice cold lemon & ginger tea from the stall next door. I love this drink so much so that I've started making it at home (super simple). Then I stumbled upon a different version from Green Kitchen Stories (one of my favorite food blogs), so I wanted to share that with you today.
Are you aware of the health benefits of ginger and turmeric? Ginger has antibiotic effects and can help digestion, detoxification, infections, inflammation, joint pain, circulation, nausea and motion sickness. Turmeric is a very strong antioxidant and has been used as traditional Ayurvedic medicine throughout history. It is considered a herb that cleanses the whole body, especially the liver. It is used to support digestion, treat fever, infections and inflammations. The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin and has been proved to have similar effects as anti-inflammatory medicine.
So here is the recipe for one delicious health infused concoction:
Makes 1/2 cup
1/2 cup / 120 ml honey (prefereble organic unheated)
2-4 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or ground ginger), depending on how strong you prefer
2 tsp ground turmeric (or freshly grated turmeric if you can find it)
1 organic unwaxed lemon, freshly grated zest
2 pinches ground black pepper
What to Do: Stir together all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add more ginger or turmeric if needed. Aim for a really strong flavor, you’ll only add a few teaspoons to a cup of water. Store the Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb in a glass container. Boil a cup of water and let slightly cool (to keep the benefits from the honey intact), stir in a few teaspoons of the honey mixture and drink. You can of course also add this to your favorite brewed tea.
Image & recipe from Green Kitchen Stories, check them out!