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Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

November 23, 2019

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This easy turmeric tea recipe is made with simple and fresh ingredients. Ginger, honey and lemon combine with spices to create an anti-inflammatory hot drink that helps to boost your immune system. Perfect if you are fighting a cold or want to soothe a sore throat. Full of health benefits and great for a detox. Ready to drink in less than 5 minutes.

Two mugs of tea on a wooden chopping board

The  cold weather has well and truly arrived, and so with it have the seasonal colds! We were both hit with it, so I decided to make a hot version of my Anti Inflammatory Smoothie. It’s like a cold and flu hot lemon drink, but homemade and full of natural and healthy ingredients. It may have been psychosomatic, but it definitely seemed to help ease some of those symptoms!

What is in this turmeric tea recipe and their benefits

  • Turmeric: A natural anti inflammatory, that has many scientifically proven health benefits.
  • Lemon juice: A great source of vitamin C as well as promoting hydration and aiding digestion.
  • Honey: Rich in antioxidants and can help sooth a sore throat as well as having antibiotic properties.
  • Ginger: An anti inflammatory that can ease muscle pain and nausea.
  • Black pepper: Black pepper help to activate the turmeric and aids absorption of it, so it’s is a really important ingredient in this drink!
  • Cayenne: Can help kill germs and raises your metabolism.

Ingredients to make the recipe on an oval plate

How to make turmeric tea in 3 easy steps

  • Add all of the ingredients, apart from the boiling water and whisk well (photo 1).
  • Add hot, not boiling, water to mixed ingredients. Whisk well until combined (photo 2).
  • Pour the turmeric tea into mugs and enjoy (photo 3).

Three process shots to show how to make the recipe

An easy and healthy hot drink that will warm your soul

Regular readers will know I’m not a health food blog. I love my veggies but prefer them doused in butter! We all have those times when we need an extra hit of goodness and that’s where this drink comes in. I’m a huge fan of turmeric and often include it in easy weeknight recipes like my Green Lentil Daal and Chickpea & Spinach Curry, but when you need goodness and quickly, this drink is perfect.

Why drink turmeric tea?

All of the ingredients in this drink have amazing proven health benefits. It’s dead important to include anti inflammatories in your diet as they can help to reduce the risk of nasty things like heart disease. 

I’m not over here bringing you a tonne health claims, you know me better than that, but what I can tell you is that this will help boost your immune system and it is anti inflammatory. Them are the facts.

A couple of these ingredients, the lemon juice and cayenne, are widely thought to aid weight loss, but personally I’d rather get my butt to the gym than rely on a drink…if you wanted my opinion that is!

What does turmeric tea taste like?

 This is one of those drinks, that just tastes healthy AF, but not in a gross bad way. It has a little bit of a kick to it from the black pepper and cayenne and a tartness from the fresh lemon juice. The turmeric has an earthy and slightly bitter taste to it and it’s all balanced out with the sweet honey.

A hand wrapped around a mug of turmeric tea

A few notes on the ingredients you should use

This ginger turmeric lemon tea is all about using the best and freshest ingredients:

  • Fresh lemon juice is a must, please, for the love of god, do not use the bottled stuff!
  • You want to use a really good quality honey, preferably raw, natural and unprocessed.
  • Check that your turmeric powder isn’t stale. Take a little of the powder, rub it between your fingers and it should be fragrant. If not, buy some more!
  • When you add the water it shouldn’t be boiling. Boil the kettle but let it sit for a few minutes before adding it.
  • This drink isn’t for strict vegans due to the honey used. You could sub the honey with maple syrup – I haven’t tried this but pretty sure it will work well.

More than warm water with honey and lemon!

Honey and lemon mixed with warm water is a classic old school cold remedy, and it’s been around forever because it can help to ease those symptoms. My version is boosted with the magic spice that is turmeric as well as other ingredients that help fight those bugs.

There may not be a cure for the common cold, but this for sure will give your body a proper boost of goodness.

For more healthy drink recipes:

Turmeric tea in a glass cup with a slice of lemon

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Turmeric tea in a glass cup with a slice of lemon

Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

This easy turmeric tea recipe is made with simple and fresh ingredients. Ginger, honey and lemon combine with spices to create an anti-inflammatory hot drink that helps to boost your immune system.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • 3 cups water freshly boiled, but not boiling

Instructions

  • Boil a kettle of water.
  • In a pyrex jug, or other heat poof jug, add all of the ingredients, apart from the boiling water, and whisk until you have a smooth consistency and everything is incorporated.
  • Let the kettle boil, and then let it sit for a few minutes before puring the water into the jug with the other ingredients. Don't add the water if it's boiling.
  • Whisk again well to incorporate all of the ingredients and then pour into two cups.

Notes

  • Fresh lemon juice is a must, please, for the love of god, do not use the bottled stuff!
  • You want to use a really good quality honey, preferably raw, natural and unprocessed.
  • Check that your turmeric powder isn't stale. Take a little of the powder, rub it between your fingers and it should be fragrant. If not, buy some more!
  • When you add the water it shouldn't be boiling. Boil the kettle but let it sit for a few minutes before adding it.
  • This drink isn't for strict vegans due to the honey used. You could sub the honey with maple syrup - I haven't tried this but pretty sure it will work well.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
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1 Comment

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    Ben
    November 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    5 stars
    I had a stinking cold and made this. It worked wonders and really pepped me up!

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