Honey Lemon Gingerade

Honey Lemon Gingerade: More Than Just A Tasty Summer Drink

Honey lemon gingerade has been a great hydrating and replenishing lifesaver post stomach flu! After four uncomfortable days of belly cramping and mega dehydration, being able to rehydrate while sipping on this tangy, nourishing, anti-viral and anti-spasmodic drink is so rejuvenating.  I only wish I had been sipping it before I got sick – maybe I would’ve had a different outcome!  It’s crisp and refreshing, but also contains very subtle heat from the ginger that’ll keeps you wanting more!  I envision its nourishing life-force energy traveling through and replenishing my body with every sip.

It’s easy to look at food and beverages from a very surface-level perspective: “It tastes good and it satisfies my cravings.”  However, when we really learn about and connect to our food sources, the food ultimately becomes more healing, both physically and emotionally. When I put the work into learning about my food, it’s benefits, where it comes from, and how it got to me, I have much more appreciation for it – I don’t just taste it anymore, I feel it, too.

Honey lemon gingerade isn’t just a refreshing summer drink, it is a great revitalizing tonic! It’s sweetened with the endless efforts of honey bees, their raw honey, rather than sugar, taking this energizing beverage from potentially damaging to sweetly healing.

Honey

  • quickly absorbed natural energy
  • defense against pollen allergy
  • loaded with health promoting anti-oxidants
  • essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes
  • immune-boosting
  • anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
  • supports the honey bees!

Lemon

  • highly nutritious esp high in Vitamin C
  • alkalizes the body, preventing cancer growth
  • digestive aid – encourages the liver to produce more bile
  • assists the liver with detoxing
  • rejuvenates skin & body with its anti-oxidants and college production
  • anti-inflammatory
  • boosts mood

Ginger

  • antispasmodic – assisting with digestive upsets
  • eliminates or reduces nausea
  • aids in chronic indigestion
  • inhibits bacteria growth
  • stimulates circulation
  • antiviral – preventing viruses from connecting to cell walls

All of this life enhancing goodness is delivered in a cool, crisp, and may I say addicting drink!  Honey lemon gingerade is a real treat… a treat that not only pleases our tongue but our body and mind, too!

 

Ingredients

* Makes 1 quart

  • 2 lemons – juice & zest
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • Honey – I used about 2-3 tbsp
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  1. Bring the chopped ginger (I didn’t bother peeling it) to a boil in about 2 cups of water. Let it boil for about 10-15 mins or until  the water has been reduced by half. Strain into a quart sized jar and compost the chopped ginger (or brew another batch with it).
  2. Add the zest of 1 lemon and honey to the warmed ginger tea. Honey mixes much better in warmed water!
  3. Squeeze your lemons into the jar and fill the remainder of the jar with cold water and ice cubes.  Top with a sprig of lemon balm or mint leaf!

Mix well and enjoy!

 

References

Benefits of Raw Honey

Benefits of Lemons

Benefits of Ginger – Herbarium

Replenish and hydrate with this nourishing blend of lemon, ginger, & honey!
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