Take your morning warm lemon water ritual to a new level with the anti-inflammatory and detoxing powers of ginger and turmeric. This winter wellness elixir is packed with health promoting antioxidants which detoxify your liver and blood, and kick start digestion.
I prefer to use fresh turmeric root, but unfortunately this wonderful healing root isn’t often available in most grocery stores or markets.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea
1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon ginger powder
2-3 twists of black pepper (to increases turmeric’s bio-availability)
Juice of ½ lemon
2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)
1 ½ cup filtered water
Combine turmeric, ginger and water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, make sure it doesn’t boil. Strain the liquid and pour into a mug. Add lemon juice and honey and give it a good stir.