It seems like almost everyone I know is suffering from some type of cold or the sniffles, including myself! I say it’s time to get rid of the sniffles and get back to feeling 100 with this cold-busting tea. All it takes is a few little ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Ginger, lemon, Honey/Brown Sugar, Cayenne pepper & garlic..yes garlic just trust me on this one. But the best part is there’s no boiling involved all you need is a blender and hot water. I like to call it my lazy tea in a hurry. It’s so easy you’ll be making it all season.
This lemon and ginger tea kicks things up a notch with the ginger and cayenne and works wonders in just a few minuets. For my version, I really go crazy with the ginger and ease up on the chili because I confess I am a chili lightweight but ginger is definitely my friend. It helps tame my allergies and is a great tonic for just about anything. Have it hot or cold! It’s perfect for warming you up this season and keeping those nasty colds at bay. So without further a do let’s make tea and feel better.
LEMON AND GINGER TEA RECIPE
Ingredients and their benefits
⏩1 Cup fresh ginger (About 1 handful): Garlic is one of the most powerful antibiotics and antibacterial herbs on the planet. It is a powerful immune booster and a very important food for the allergy season.
⏩1 Big Lemon ( with the skin peeled off including the pith): These sour little fruits are absolutely packed with vitamin C, which is essential to immune function.
⏩1 Garlic clove: This herb has natural antihistamine properties, which makes it the perfect remedy for allergy seasons.
⏩3-4 Tbsp Honey or Brown cane sugar: Honey has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which help fuel the immune system.It is often used in many remedies to treat the flu and to help fight allergies.
⏩¹/₂ Tsp cayenne pepper: It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce aches and pains associated with cold and flu. Because cayenne is hot, it also helps clear the sinuses when consumed in tea or in food.
⏩3-4 Cups Warm Water: Read here - 9 BENEFITS OF DRINKING WARM WATER EVERY MORNING
Add the hot water and ginger to a blender then blitz until its blended. Don’t mind the froth you’ll strain the tea at the end. Next add a quartered lemon, garlic clove and blend once more. Finally, add the cayenne pepper and brown sugar if you’re using sugar instead of honey. Give it a final blend for about 30 seconds then grab a sieve and strain the tea into a container. (Best to strain it into a large container or pot, it easier.) Once you’ve squeezed all the tea out of the pulp store the tea in a flask and get ready to get cozy. Store the pulp in a container and use it to cook with any of your dishes.
If you decide to sweeten the tea with honey do it individually in each cup. Blending honey with a hot liquid kills the good enzymes in the honey and just causes it to froth up.
Recipe Tip: If you are a chili champ then you can amp up the chili to help sweat out more toxins.
Enjoy, and get well soon!