Sick Day- How To Peel Fresh Ginger
I think it is safe to say my seasonal allergies have turned into a full blown cold. I am not one to easily take days off and rest, but at the urging of my husband (and my acupuncturist) today I shall do just that. With the long weekend starting tomorrow I want to feel my best for the unofficial official start to summer. If I have to give up today in order to have the weekend so be it!
On days when I am feeling gross I like to brew up some homemade lemon ginger tea to aid in my recovery. This tea can really be a miracle worker. Each ingredient has it's own health benefit and when combined they make quite the trifecta. Lemon juice is packed with antioxidant rich Vitamin C which is vital to a strong immune system. Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory and is also a detoxification aid. Honey has been known to aid in white blood cell production and some say that consuming honey from local bees can reduce allergies.
Wait, you say you don't know how to peel ginger? Well, take a look at this latest video of mine and you will be a pro in no time!
Cold and Allergy Fighting Lemon Ginger Tea
- 4 cups of water
- 1/4 cup peeled ginger sliced thin (about a medium knob of ginger)
- 1/4 lemon juice
- 2 T cup raw honey (local if possible)
- In a small pot bring the water to a boil
- Add the ginger, lemon juice and honey
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes
- Strain into a tea mug and drink immediately
- The remaining tea can be reheated and strained whenever you desire!