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Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Prep and cook time:  20 minutes       Serves 4

4   cups water
1   teaspoon turmeric powder (or a 3-inch strip fresh turmeric root, peeled)
1   teaspoon ginger powder (or a 4-inch strip fresh ginger root, peeled)
honey or dark-liquid stevia, to taste
lemon slices, or the juice of a full lemon (to taste)

Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Make sure that the water has come to a full boil. Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger. Remove the pot from the stove. Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger. Add sweetener and lemon to taste.

Kendra • Mon November 14, 2011
I made this tea with fresh tumeric and ginger - it was delicious!
emily • Mon July 22, 2013
What video actually shows her doing this recipe? I can't find it now. I think she says how much to drink a day. Thanks!! and thanks for sharing all the info you do!!
Christa • Tue July 23, 2013
Hi Emily,
Thank you for trying our recipes. Unfortunately, we do not have that video you had in question on our website. Hopefully the written directions will be sufficient. As always, it is best to try and use the fresh ingredients as opposed to the powder. Aim to drink a cup a day. Enjoy!
Beth • Thu August 01, 2013
Have you ever tried lacto-fermenting this? I bet it would be amazing.
Marianne Whyte • Sat September 21, 2013
Love the recipes but can't seem to get them to print from my iPad. Any suggestions?

Also, just referred someone to you Christa!
Wendy • Fri October 18, 2013
Tumeric and ginger root is pretty expensive, can the roots be used more than once or are they one and done?
Marjorie • Tue October 29, 2013
Christa, do you dilute the turmeric ginger lemonade ?
Christa • Wed October 30, 2013
Hi Marjorie,

Thank you for trying our recipe. No, you do not dilute it.
James Fraser • Fri January 03, 2014
So I have started drinking warm water with lemon first thing in the morning- in lieu of any caffeinated beverage. Wondering if this would be even better...or would it be "too much" first thing?
Nancy • Sun March 02, 2014
Oh thank you love this drink at night relaxing after supper
Christa • Mon March 03, 2014
Hi Nancy!
So glad you are enjoying the Turmeric Ginger Lemonade recipe! Thanks for the uplifting comment!
Mark Lopiccola • Sun May 11, 2014
I love how simple this recipe is - the less ingredients, the better.

However, I now have a yellow stain on the counter top from a small spill, and yellow stained coffee mug, and a yellow stained Oxo measuring cup (I needed to replace it with Pyrex anyway).

Did I do something wrong, or is this a pitfall of the tea?
Anonymous • Thu May 29, 2014
I have a water kettle that I make my teas with. It boils the water and then I steep my teas in a mug with a lid. Would this be sufficient for extraction or must it be done on the stove on simmer? Thanks!
Becky • Thu July 03, 2014
Is this something I can make & keep in fridge and drink over a couple days or is it important to drink immediately?
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