This is my go to detox tea! I call it my detox lemon ginger green tea because, guess what, it has all those ingredients in the tea plus cayenne pepper! It is a fantastic recipe and the health benefits to this are great! It is super refreshing and it can be drank hot or cold! It is a great way to jump-start the day!
As many of you regulars know, I had a stroke a few years ago and that has led to also being diagnosed with a myriad of things including an auto-immune disease. I decided to focus on the positive and I made small changes in my diet! This has really helped me and I lost 40 pounds and continue to focus on the positive things in my life! I have to thank the hubs for the addition of ginger and cayenne to this detox tea! He had been playing around with flavors and made me this recipe while I was recouping. Considering he can make an English Muffin pizza ….that is his entire recipe index! This is now my favorite way to start the day!
One of the things I talk to my wonderful doctors about is the foods, spices and herbs that really add a benefit to our daily living. Green tea has so many wonderful benefits. Besides increasing your metabolism, which helps with weight loss, it is great for those with high blood pressure and cholesterol. I have even heard its great for your skin. My doctors turned me onto cayenne pepper, a great detox. It makes you sweat and gets all the yuck out of your system. Also great for congestion so I go a little heavier with it when I feel a cold coming on! Win-win! Ginger for me is medicinal and anything I can add it to, makes me happy!
Combining these ingredients gives us this amazing detox tea!
This is a great recipe because you can adjust according to your likes and needs. I don’t always add honey to mine. Sometimes I add agave. The hubs likes a little more cayenne! Feel free to play around with the ingredients!
What is your favorite way to start the day?
Everyday Tip – When purchasing fresh ginger, I buy it in bulk. you can easily peel the ginger and mince, grate, or chop the ginger. Place the ginger in ice-cube trays. Once frozen put into a freezer safe bag for future use!
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- 2 cups water
- 2 green tea bags
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon honey, optional
- In a saucepan, over medium heat combine the water, green tea bags, lemon juice, chopped ginger, ground cayenne pepper, and honey.
- Bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer so flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
- Pour into mugs. Can drink hot or refrigerated for later.