Lemon-Ginger Detox Tea

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Lemon-Ginger Detox Tea is an alcohol-free flu buster / immunity booster tea (or toddy, if you will). that will help treat and prevent colds while detoxing your holiday cheese and sugar binge.

It’s that post-holiday time of year. What ever are we going to do?

More than likely, we all feel like we could take a brief (slash extended) hiatus from food and alcohol. And holidays. We probably have plans to move into a cave until the blood sugar low demons exit the premises.

Never fear. We have solutions.

While I’m all about drinking my favorite Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie, Carrot Ginger Smoothie, and//or {tastes just like apple pie ->} Beet Berry Apple Chia Smoothie, lately homemade teas using fresh ingredients have been my jam. Teas, like this one, made Hot Toddy-style sans the alcohol.

Normally, I’m three sheets to the wind about a batch of whisky toddies, but from time to time we need to remove the booze, add the ginger, and get our systems back on track.

During cold and flu season, with germs lurking about, on top of our compromised immune systems by way of over-indulging during the holidays, we need to be a little extra careful with our bodies.

For this reason, taking a step back to flush out the system and replenish the hydration tank can be just the ticket to preventing or fighting an infestation of sickness, and/or re-setting the digestive system.

This flu-busting toddy includes all sorts of immunity boosting components as well as detoxification characteristics. Here’s what we’ve got going on:

Ingredients for Lemon-Ginger Detox Tea:

Lemon – provides a hydrating and detoxification quality by way of Vitamin C.

Ginger – full of antioxidants, soothes the digestive system, eases nausea and muscle aches and pain. A natural anti-inflammatory, ginger can lessen inflammation from consuming inflammatory foods or from sickness/infection.

Honey – a natural antibacterial and antiviral. On top of killing and preventing germs, the honey helps this whole thing go down in a sweet, sweet way.

Cayenne – Relieves sore throat (for real!!). Promotes heart health, kills cancer cells, and improves blood circulation. An anti-fungal, cayenne plays a role (in combination with honey and ginger) to prevent bacteria and viruses from incubating, thereby preventing (or fighting sickness).

How to Make Lemon Ginger Tea:

Heat everything in a saucepan, covered, on your stove top until it comes to a full boil. Remove saucepan from heat and keep it covered while you allow the tea to steep and cool for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

The recipe makes about 4 large tea cups-full, but you can scale up if serving more people or if you want simply want a larger volume on hand for days on end. I keep mine in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for up to 1 week.

Changes to the recipe?

You can cut back the ginger and cayenne for a less spicy beverage (the way I have it listed, the drink comes out with a powerful kick). Also, consider ramping up the honey, since a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, son.

You can also add a few green tea bags for additional antioxidants and caffeine. And, of course…If you’re not in need of a cleanse and could use a stiff drink…just add alcohol. Whisky/bourbon’ll do ya. Lover of all-things cinnamon? Add a few sticks!

All things considered, this drink helps hydrate, cleanse, and strengthen your system. Plus, for those of us ginger lovers, the beverage tastes great! The flavor is sweet, tangy, and spicy, all of which you can adjust according to your own personal taste.

More Healthy Beverages:

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Lemon-Ginger Detox Tea

Yield: 4 mugsPrep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Lemon-ginger detox tea is a homemade hot beverage perfect for fighting colds and boosting your immune system


¼ cup ginger, peeled and grated6 cups water1/3 cup lemon juice¼ cup honey1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


Heat everything in a saucepan, covered, on your stove top until it comes to a full boil. Remove saucepan from heat and keep it covered while you allow the toddy to steep and cool for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Note: Store beverage in a sealed jar including ginger pulp for up to one week. Strain beverage into a saucepan and reheat before drinking.

Nutrition Information

Yield 4Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per ServingUnsaturated Fat 0g

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