Start your morning with this Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

Whether you call it Lemon Ginger Tea or Lemon Ginger Water, this yellow elixir of ginger, lemon, turmeric is a great way to start your morning. It gives you a dose of antioxidants, freshens your breath, boosts your immunity and improves your skin! We know we all need that immunity now more than ever. Add a little honey if you want to sweeten it. I like is just as is warm and tangy.

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Benefits of Lemon Ginger Tea

The 3 main ingredients of this ginger lemon detox tea have multiple benefits. The turmeric in it may take a little getting used. But once you do, you will want to make yourself a fresh batch every morning and sip it through the day. Have it warm in the morning and then pour it over ice and drink it through the day. Some of the benefits of this ginger lemon turmeric tea:

  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces inflammation
  • It is also a good remedy for sore throat and cough
  • Fights infection and allergies

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is added to pretty much anything Indian dishes I make at home. It is a staple in Indian kitchens and there there is a reason for it – turmeric is anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants. Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, supports the immune system in its ability to fight infection, inflammation and it has pain-relieving properties.

Benefits of Lemon

Lemons are like little fruits of sunshine! Just a little squeeze of lemon in water is so refreshing. Sicily is known for its lemons and they produce the best lemons in the world. Sicily’s Siracusa Lemons are protected just like Cognac and Champagne in the EU. We found watermelon sized lemons when driving on the Amalfi coast in Italy a while back.

The health benefits of lemon are attributed to its vitamin C content. Drinking a cup of warm lemon water helps improve skin health, encourage weight loss, and acts as a breath freshener. Lemons also help with dental problems, throat infections, and is even said to fight cancer. Lemon is a natural diuretic that helps purge unwanted water weight.

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger works as the detoxifier in this Ginger Lemon Detox Tea. It helps remove unwanted chemicals from your body. It is also known to improve digestion, suppress your appetite, and keep your metabolism fired-up all day. The powerful healing properties in ginger have a long list of health benefits, including cancer prevention.

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Start with just making a Lemon Ginger Tea and once you get used to the flavor you can add turmeric to turn it into a Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea.

Optionally add a pinch of Cinnamon. It helps lowers Blood Sugar Levels and has a powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect. Cinnamon also helps fight bacterial and fungal infections.

If you like your Lemon Ginger Tea a little sweet, add local honey. Since we live in Texas I add a smidge of Texas Honey to Mr. Suburbia’s Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea. Helps with his allergies. Manuka Honey came highly recommended by a friend who says it has really helped with her allergies.

You can add a pinch of Cayenne for a spicer version of the Lemon Ginger Tea. The capsaicin in Cayenne heats up the body, increasing energy expenditure and helps burn more calories.

A few tips: You only need lemon juice from half a lemon, safe the rest in a lemon saver pod. Peel ginger, slice into thin rounds and save in the freezer in a reusable BPA Free ziplock bag. Use this stainless steel straw to sip your tea, so that you don’t stain your teeth. No one wants turmeric teeth!

Easy Lemon Ginger Tea, you can make in 5 minutes

  1. Boil 6 cups of water
  2. Add grated ginger, I peel then ginger then use a Microplane to grate it
  3. Once the water boils, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  4. Turn off the water
  5. Add lemon juice
  6. Optionally add honey and cinnamon or a pinch of Cayenne, ENJOY!
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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Microplane

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp Local honey (optional)
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch Cayenne (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Boil 6 cups of water
  • Add grated ginger, I peel then ginger then use a Microplane to grate it
  • Once the water boils, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • Turn off the water
  • Add lemon juice from half a lemon
  • Optionally add honey and cinnamon or a pinch of Cayenne, ENJOY!
Keyword Beverages, Detox Tea, Lemon Ginger Tea, Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea when Traveling

Once you get used to starting your morning with this Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea, you will miss it on days when you can’t make it. So when traveling take some of these premade tea bags with you. Make your lemon ginger tea with some hot water and add a pinch of turmeric. While not exactly the same as making it fresh, it is the second best!

You can also pour this Lemon Ginger Tea in your water bottle or in a tall glass over some ice, and sip it all day. That is what I do!

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