Warming ginger elixir

With three kids, I feel I am always thisclose to getting a cold. I try to fend off the yuckies as best I can with frequent handwashing, adequate sleep, and (mostly) healthy eating. Sometimes, though, I like a little extra boost. That’s when I make this warming ginger elixir. If I feel the slightest bit off, or if I feel the beginnings of a scratchy throat, I make a batch of this elixir and slurp it up straight away. It contains immunity-boosting lemon, stomach-easing ginger, throat-soothing honey, and tension-erasing hot water. Combined, these ingredients create a yummy tea that often provides me relief from early cold symptoms. I hope you love it as much as I do!

What you’ll need:

  • 1-2” thumb of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • One-two tablespoons of honey, depending on how sweet you want your drink
  • 6-8 oz water

Heat all ingredients in a small pot until the water boils. Stir. Then, turn the heat off and let the elixir steep for about 10 minutes. Pour everything into a mug, or strain out the ginger and then pour. Enjoy!

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