To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind sharp and clear.
Happy post Labor Day friends! We are officially through our last summer holiday weekend & if any of you celebrated as much as I did, it is time to detox. I foresee a lot of leafy green salads, green smoothies & anti-bloating tea in my future!
While I was hoping for a long relaxing weekend full of football, I ended up developing a fun case of acute bronchitis that kept me sleepless most nights & coughing all day. In an effort to kill two birds with one stone (detox from the weekend AND cure my sickness) I will be chugging tea for the next week.
A few years ago I created this concoction when I was trying to detox after a long weekend of tailgating & the bars. Then I got really sick my final year of graduate school where I literally had a bad cold for 6 months, I tried every remedy I could think of to get rid of the cold but nothing worked. Finally I made this tea and within days felt better. It is a miracle worker!
6 simple healthy ingredients = one delicious & multiple use elixir!
Why use ginger in your tea?
Ginger has so many health benefits. It is used for antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ulcer activities. Ginger is also considered as one of the best detoxifying herbs. I ran out of ginger root (and didn’t feel good enough to go to the store to buy it) so it wasn’t used here but I would highly recommend it for your recipe.
What are the health benefits of cayenne?
Cayenne, like ginger, has so many health benefits associated with the spice. Just to name a few it: boosts your immune system, aids in digestion, defends against bacteria, lowers blood pressure and relieves headaches.
Be aware, the spices/herbs will settle at the bottom of your tea when inactive. Simple shake or stir your tea before pouring it out for individual use to obtain all of the detox/cold fighting benefits!
This tea definitely has a little kick to it, but thankfully it is shocking your system for all of the right reasons. Between the tumeric, cayenne and ginger, you are aiding your body with a multitude of healthy spices & herbs.
In an effort to tame the taste, warm your tea before serving. It not only tastes better that way but it also allows the spices to blend together more to create a less bitter flavor!
Whether you use this Anti-Bloating & Cold Remedy Tea for its immune boosting or digestive qualities it won’t let you down!
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 liter water, warm
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger (fresh or powder)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
Warm your water over stove, do not bring to boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Into large pitcher add water.
Next add in agave, ginger, turmeric & cayenne.
Using large spoon, stir to combine all ingredients. Serve warm & enjoy!
- Your spices will move to the bottom of the pitcher when sitting for a while. Remember to stir to combine before serving.
- Best served warm!