Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Detox Tea



Tis the season for runny noses and coughs! I was prepared for the preschool germs to come into our home once Will started school back in September but my poor little guy has had several rounds of the sniffles already and it's not even officially Winter yet! I've been pulling out all of my tips and tricks for keeping everyone healthy and happy. 

This recipe was discovered while scrolling my Instagram feed a few years ago. It comes from an old issue of Whole Living and is full of all the good stuff! Turmeric is the star here as it has so many health benefits- encouraging a balanced blood sugar and helping stiff joints- just to name a few. Lemon adds some zing and a good kick of vitamin C and honey for sweetness and to help coat the throat when it's a little sore. A pinch of cayenne is optional but is personally my favorite part. I love the heat! 

I love this tea in the winter months, and especially when I feel a cold coming on. 

Detox Tea

1 cup hot water
1/8 tsp. ground Turmeric
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp. honey
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
slice of lemon

Heat all ingredients up in a small pot until they come to a rolling boil. Drink up!

3 comments:

  1. I made this tea this morning, after filing it away. It's so good! Although I think I put too much cayenne pepper in it. Ha! Thanks for sharing. 😊

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