Hot ginger lemonade is perfect for warming up both the body and your natural defenses. Lemons are full of vitamin C and ginger helps promote natural defenses and is also helpful to warm digestion.
The proportions in hot ginger lemonade are very flexible. The seasonal brew can be kept on the stove simmering or boiling every 6 hours adding more water as needed, for several days. The ginger won’t lose it potency for a long time. Hot ginger lemonade ideal for gatherings or times when you know you are exposed to others who aren’t feeling well.
The recipe is from Bevin Clare, M.S., LDN, CNS, RH(AHG), a clinical herbalist and nutritionist with a deep love of plants, and faculty member of the Master of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine program
- Fresh ginger root, about a palm sized piece or equivalent, cut into 1/2″ slices (you don’t need to peel it)
- 2 lemons
- Honey to taste
Boil the ginger in a pot of water (about 40 – 64 ounces, roughly) covered for at least 20 minutes but 45 minutes to an hour is best. Ladle portion into a mug and add fresh lemon juice and honey to taste and enjoy!