I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the post about my mom’s bread. Let me know if you make it or if you have any questions when making it!
When I was in Charlotte for a blogger dinner, Michelle from Pure2Raw told me about some of the benefits of fresh ginger and consequently she wrote a post about some of the benefits of incorporating fresh ginger into your diet. Since then I’ve been trying to have fresh ginger more often (I love the flavor!), and the easiest way for me is through fresh ginger tea.
It’s simple. All you need is fresh ginger, a lemon and water.
- 1/2 to 1.5 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated – it’s potent stuff so I add according to my bravery that day
- juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
- 1-2 cups water, depending on how much you want to drink
First, I use a spoon to scape off some of the brown “skin” of the ginger. Then I use my zester to grate some ginger into a mug, usually about half to a full teaspoon. I add 1 to 1.5 cups of water and stick it in the microwave until hot. I like microwaving the ginger in the water since I feel like it helps the flavor permeate better.
Next, squeeze in your lemon juice.
Get some juicing help to get all the goodness out of the lemon.
Research shows that ginger can help with digestive woes (including indigestion and nausea), morning sickness (really??) and relieving cramps. Obviously I’m not an MD, so if you’re growing a baby, don’t go downing loads of ginger without checking with your doc, but I love finding natural cures to some of life’s unpleasantries.
I’ve been starting my day with this for the past week or so, drinking it before I have breakfast and I’ve enjoyed it more than coffee lately. [My coffee mug is OK with this.] I feel like it gives me a good, clean start to the day. And no, I’m not using it to treat morning sickness.
Do you like the flavor of ginger?
Do you have any homemade teas you like?