Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea is the perfect way to drink something both delicious and good for you at the same time.
“Where there’s tea there’s hope.” – Arthur Wing Pinero
I have always loved coffee. My great-aunt gave me a sip of hers when I was 6 years old. It had cream and sugar, so I thought it was just wonderful. I upgraded my drink of choice to a latte.
Now that I’ve decided less is more, it was time to kiss my latte habit goodbye. Now I’ve turned to homemade lemon ginger tea throughout the day.
My favorite tea involves no bags. Just lemons, fresh ginger and stevia with hot water. That’s it. You’ll love it if you like lemons and ginger. It has a completely different taste than lemon ginger tea bags. (Personally, I don’t even like lemon ginger tea in bags – this recipe tastes SO MUCH better!)
If you’re looking for even more ginger recipes, try this Homemade Ginger Ale recipe.
Here’s some fun facts about ginger you probably didn’t know:
1) The ginger plant is an herb. This is something I didn’t know!
2) Ginger is not a root, it’s a rhizome. Rhizomes are underground stems. (Imagine how smart people will think you are if you bring up this little nugget at the dinner table.)
3) Ginger can grow up to 4 feet tall. It’s typically grown in the tropics and other warm regions.
4) The plant is native to southeast Asia.
5) Slices of ginger are eaten in Japan in between food courses to clear the palate.
How to preserve fresh ginger once you’ve cut into the root (or rhizome, now that we know better!)
Wrap the ginger in paper towel and place in a plastic bag. It will last up to two weeks.
Fun Facts About Lemons:
I like to add a bit of trivia to my recipes because it adds a little fun to dinner table conversations. I’ve gone throughout my life, not knowing if lemons are native to America. Now I know.
1) According to contemporaryfoodlab.com, lemons were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
2) Lemons are grown primarily in California and Arizona. (My guess would have been Florida – but they weren’t even close to the number of acres the other two states have dedicated to lemons.) They produce 95% of the lemons consumed in the United States.
3) On average, the US consumes three pounds of lemons per person.
4) The top two countries we export our lemons to are Japan and Canada.
5) Each lemon holds on average three tablespoons of juice.
6) Lemon trees can produce lemons all year round.
7) You can get 500-600 pounds of lemons from a single tree every year.
8) Miners in the gold-rush of 1849 paid a premium price for lemons because they helped prevent scurvy. California is one of the top producing states of lemons because of this demand.
When to drink lemon ginger tea?
You can drink lemon ginger tea all day long like I do. The optimal time to drink is on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
Is lemon ginger tea good for sleep?
Ginger helps aid your body with digestion, so drinking a mug of lemon ginger tea will help get you a good night’s sleep.
Does lemon ginger tea help with acid reflux?
Yes it does. Lemon ginger tea will help ease the symptoms of acid reflux and acts as an anti-inflammatory in your body.
Be careful about drinking too much though. It can aggravate your symptoms if you consume too much ginger.
Is lemon ginger tea good for colds?
The answer is a big YES! The combination of lemon (lots of vitamin C) and ginger (which helps loosen congestion and provides relief to sore throats) is the perfect combination to get you back on your feet again.
I was at my sister’s house one Christmas and we all came down with the flu. Mugs of homemade lemon ginger tea were everywhere. Once you try this amazing beverage, it will be your go-to drink for when you’re not feeling well.
Can lemon ginger tea help you lose weight?
Lemon juice is amazing for your body. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, lemon juice give your system a nutritional boost.
Your liver will love you if you drink lemon juice. The liver needs all the help it can get with the food choices we put in our body.
Ginger helps stoke your metabolism and aids in digestion.
The combination of lemon juice and fresh ginger helps detox the body and will help aid in weight loss.
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Here’s how you make Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea:
Ingredients for Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea –
1/2 squeezed lemon
1 piece of ginger about 1 1/2″ long, peeled and sliced
How do you make Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea?
1) Add ingredients to an 8 ounce mug. Pour boiling hot water over the ginger, lemon juice and Stevia.
2) Let steep for a few minutes.
Printable Version of Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea:
- 1/2 squeezed lemon
- 1 piece of ginger 1 1/2" long, peeled and sliced
- A couple drops of stevia or raw honey
- Add ingredients to an 8 ounce mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture.
- Let steep for a few minutes.
Tips on making Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea:
1) This is going to sound like a super simple tip (and it is!), but you need one of these gadgets to squeeze your fruits. It makes life so much easier.
What are the lemon ginger tea health benefits?
Lemon juice stimulates the liver and helps flush out toxins. It’s loaded with vitamin C and also has potassium and vitamin B6. Strengthening your immune system, improving hair, skin and teeth and preventing formation of crystals that cause kidney stones are just a few of the things drinking lemon juice can help your body with.
Ginger is also a powerhouse of health of its own. It reduces inflammation and pain in the body. We all could do with a little less inflammation, right? Another great health benefit is that it stimulates circulation. And everyone knows that it reduces nausea and vomiting on top of all that.
We’ve reached the end of Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea. I hope you enjoyed it.
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