Happy monday, friends! So I’ve been making this drink for myself every so often for the past few months. Ideally, I’d be drinking this everyday— (it’s my goal) but I haven’t started yet. This week we’re moving the mixer off the counter (*tear* it’s so pretty) and moving our juicer onto the counter in hopes to juice a whole lot more— but to be completely honest, I don’t have high hopes for this goal. I’m hoping/wanting to drink this + a green juice everyday— or a few times a week at the very least! My body hit a major and painful wall of inflammation after c. diff and everything— so stuff like this has been huge life saver for my gut and body. Anyway, you don’t NEED a juicer to make this. I mean, it would be a whole lot easier (and smoother) with a juicer, but I wanted to put together this recipe for you to make at home without a juicer. 1. because not everyone has a juice. and 2. juicers can be expensive! Do you have a juicer? Do you want to use it? Well, great! You can do that too!
a mircoplane zester OR juicer (we have THIS one)
2 tablespoons peeled and grated turmeric
1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cup water (or to taste)
pinch of black pepper*
optional: pinch of cayenne or a bit of raw unfiltered honey.
-peel both ginger and turmeric and finely grate
-add grated ginger + turmeric + pinch of pepper to jar/container
-juice lemon and orange and combine in jar with water.
-shake shake shake (or stir, duh) and drink.
-peel ginger, turmeric, lemons, and orange and juice
-add pinch of pepper
-add water to taste
*So whats up with the pepper? Well black pepper helps activate the healing and free radical fighting properties of the turmeric. google “curcumin” for more info! If you just add a pinch of pepper, it wont overwhelm the drink, don’t worry!
So the benefits of using a juicer? You’re not left with turmeric hands. I personally don’t mind turmeric hands— but if you have a job that requires you to not have yellow finger tips consider wearing gloves…. or asking someone else to make you this drink 😉
And voila! An antioxidant packed super drink! Whether you’re fighting a cold or have inflammation issues, this drink is magic! I’m going to make a big ole batch tomorrow again. I can’t wait! I hope you guys make it too! Play around with the ratios and see what you personally like. For me, it’s a lemon party 😉 I hope you guys had a great weekend and have an eve better week ahead of you!
ps. if you guys do want me to get into the benefits of each ingredient and whatnot when I do these recipes, just let me know. I tend to skip it— only because I’ve read ten million articles by now and I assume everyone else has too, but that’s probably not the case, ay? I dont want to be a broken record for what’s all over the web– but I don’t want to leave you head scratching either! Just let me know!
pps. you can find a bunch of similar but different healthy tonics HERE 🙂