It’s been a heck of a week, hasn’t it? I hope you are all doing well after our round with Hurricane Irma!
I’ve been wanting to share this refreshing drink with you all summer. Now that our “fall teaser” cool snap is over and things are hot again, it’s appropriate to bring up an iced drink recipe (at least in the south).
I gave up coffee and colas in January, so I mostly drink water these days. (Don’t think I’m Miss Perfect. I do have an occasional splurge.) Sometimes, for a change I like to make this concoction for a metabolism boost first thing in the morning – and often throughout the day.
I like to make an entire gallon (double this recipe), which lasts for several days. Water is always good, but there are added health benefits with this Lemon Ginger Water.
I plan to drink hot lemon ginger water as a warm tea when the weather turns cold! Don’t change the procedure. Just zap a mug filled with the lemon ginger water recipe in the microwave for a minute on high power. (Add a tea bag to steep in the hot water as a bonus flavor, too.) 🙂
Juice two lemons and pour it into a blender.
Add a tablespoon of grated ginger root.
Add one cup of water, and whirl it around thoroughly for a minute or two.
Pour into a pitcher and add water to the 2 quart line.
Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Garnish with a lemon slice and fresh mint if you want to get fancy.
Turmeric is very healthy, so sprinkle some in and stir it around with the fresh mint leaves if you’d like.
Or, add it to the pitcher when mixing. One-fourth teaspoon of ground turmeric per gallon tastes fine, but I can’t recommend more than that. Just a personal preference.
Turmeric is beneficial for your health, so add as much as you can tolerate. We need good health and energy for creating the home we love to live in. Right? This website explains many health benefits of turmeric.
- juice of two lemons
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
- pinch of ground turmeric (optional)
- 1 quart water
- Into a blender, combine the lemon juice, grated ginger root, and one cup water.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour into pitcher and add water to the 2-quart fill line.
- Serve over ice, and garnish with a lemon slice, fresh mint leaves, and a dash of ground turmeric (which is optional).
Ginger is good for you, too. Read this article for the benefits of ginger. As, I said this drink is packed with nutrition!
How do you feel throughout the day? Do you have plenty of energy to do your projects?