All it takes is a quick google search to find out the many health benefits of turmeric. From it’s anti-inflammatory effects to it’s liver support, it is truly a superfood. That combined with the digestive benefits of ginger and lemon, the anti-bacterial effects of raw honey and we have a winner here! That’s why I like to call this drink a tonic.
Definition of a Tonic (n)
1. something that lifts spirits: something that lifts the spirits or makes somebody feel better generally
2. medicine producing sense of well-being: a medicine that purports to make patients feel stronger, more energetic, and generally healthier
This is a great drink to start your day or as a pick me up in the afternoon. It's really refreshing and perfect for hot summer days. I like juicing enough ginger for a few days to make this easier to make on the fly. As with all my recipes, customize it to your taste preferences. I like mine really lemony and I also like the kick from the ginger so I add more of these for an intense flavor. Whenever or however you make it, enjoy!
2 tsp organic ginger juice
juice from half an organic lemon
¼ tsp organic turmeric or 30 - 40 drops organic liquid tumeric (I use the one by Herb Pharm)
1 tablespoon raw honey (or to your taste)
12 ounces filtered water
Mix ginger, lemon, tumeric and honey together until honey dissolves (the acid in the lemon helps break it down and dissolve. I like to give it a good stir to help it along). Add water. Serve iced or warm (if serving warm, make sure water is not too hot to destroy the benefits of the raw honey).
Don't have a juicer, you can also make a ginger "tea" by adding a 2-3 inch piece of organic ginger, chopped, to about a quart of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20-30 minutes. It should be nice and strong. You can store this in your fridge and substitute for the ginger juice. It also makes a nice beverage all by itself.