Are you one of the few who has managed to stay well this season? Flu and strep just made their way through our staff these past two weeks but we are grateful everyone is finally on the mend. I’m not sure if it’s the insane weather (high 70’s one day, snow the next) or what. Regardless, the kiddos and I have been on a strict regimen of fresh pressed breakfast juice, homemade tea tinctures, and additional vitamin supplements.
We shared a bit about the weekly juices on our Insta feed last weekend, and you guys really seemed to love it! In case you’re equally interested in the homemade teas previously mentioned, today we’re sharing our favorite. Ginger tea is a go to for me year round. The root has antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity that not only helps soothe a sore throat, but can actually help destroy viruses that cause respiratory infections. This recipe is easy to make and the one we prefer taste-wise. Try to use fresh, organic ginger, but feel free to leave the lemon out. Bottoms up!
1 inch fresh ginger root cut in slices
1 teaspoon honey (locally sourced works best)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups water
Boil water and ginger covered on very low heat for 15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon juice.
note: we only give our kids (ages 4 and 2.5) 1/4 cup a couple times a week.