Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cocktail du jour: Detox Ginger Tea

Caffeine free tea in the caffeine mug
Whoa, what's up with the detox C&G? Not to worry, next week I'll be back with something intoxicating and delicious. But this week I'm doing my best to stay healthy. It's the time of year when everybody seems to be catching something, and I'm always super cautious (some might say paranoid) after traveling and flying.

Rushing through airports and sitting on planes with re-circulated air always worries me, no matter how much I wipe down our seats and bath the little C&Gs in Purell. So I've been brewing up this powerful ginger tea in hopes of warding off any germs that may have crossed our path.

I got this recipe out of the Gwyneth Paltrow It's All Good cookbook, and I'm not sure if it's the power of ginger or the power of Gwyneth, but it seems to do the trick. It has quite a bite to it, which I like to think means it's boosting my immune system. Just pretend it's a shot of strong whisky and bottoms up.

Detox Ginger Tea
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp honey
1 cup boiling water
Boil one cup of water and add in the ginger and lemon
After two minutes strain into a mug, add the honey and stir
Enjoy and à votre santé!

1 comment:

  1. I’m also not sure how ‘detoxing’ ginger. Still I would love to give it a try. I really enjoyed your post.