Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea (vegan, gluten free, sugar free)

100_4183As part of the 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge, we’re encouraging our fellow challengers to stick to only one cup of tea or coffee per day and to drink a lot of water. So it seemed to make perfect sense to post a recipe for this cleansing “tea” that I love to make when my family and I are under the weather or just because.

I like to make the ginger infusion at least several hours before I’m ready to drink it for a stronger ginger flavor and I will juice several lemons at once and store the juice in the fridge for convenience. Both the ginger infusion and lemon juice will keep for about a week in the fridge. You may need to tweak the quantities and proportions in this recipe slightly depending on flavor preference of lemon to ginger.

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lemon ginger cleansing tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Steeping Time:  best after 12 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of roughly chopped ginger
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • water

Instructions

To make the ginger infusion, pour 2-3 cups of boiling water over ginger in a tempered glass measuring cup or bowl. When it’s cooled, transfer to a glass jar and let it steep several hours to overnight in the fridge.

To make the tea, pour ¼-1/3 cup of the ginger infusion into an 8 oz. mug.

Juice a lemon (or two) to yield 1-2 T of lemon juice. Add 1 T of the juice to the ginger infusion.

Pour boiling water into the mug. Add the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice for a strong lemon flavor, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Pouring less water over the minced ginger will yield a stronger ginger flavor.

The infusion keeps for about one week in the fridge if stored properly.

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