Sip this ginger lemon tea to warm you up this cold and flu season.
Take traditional tea to a whole new level with this ginger lemon tea recipe. The best part about it? You can pour it into a thermos and take it with you to the office or give it to your child when they go to school.
- - 1 lemon
- - Ginger root
- - 8 ounces cold water
- - Honey, to taste
- - Cloves, allspice, cinnamon, peppermint, to taste (optional)
- Boil water
- Chop peeled lemon and about 1 inch ginger
- Add lemon and ginger to mug
- Add boiling water
- Let steep
- Add honey and other spices, flavorings if desired
Not a tea drinker? Incorporate these two immune-boosting foods into your diet to maintain your healthy lifestyle all season long.
Lemons contain a high dose of Vitamin C and essential oils. Almost every homemade remedy for easing the symptoms of flu and colds includes a lemon as the key or additional ingredient.
Ginger root is high in B vitamins and is known to trigger sweating that can remove toxins from the body. Ginger has an antimicrobial effect and tastes great, too.
You can find it in most supermarkets and add it to some of your favorite dishes to kick up the flavor while benefiting from its wholesome benefits.