Another great find from the Blue Zones community. You probably already know all the health benefits of lemons but they really are great for vitamin C, great for digestive issues, good for the skin and can help prevent kidney stones. Ginger has manifold health properties, is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and is used often to combat nausea. This refreshing summer tonic tastes delicious (play around with the mixture until it hits the spot for your palate) you might want it sharper with lemon, sweeter or fierier with ginger! Serve over ice and a slice – it will refresh and revive you!
1 and 1/2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (add more or less depending on how much of a kick you want!)
Juice of 3 lemons
3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
¼ cup honey, dissolved in 2 tablespoons warm water (or agave syrup etc.)
6 cups of water
Sliced lemon for garnish
Add the chopped ginger and lemon juice in a blender and combine.
Add the honey or agave, sugar if using and water and mix.
Get a jug and a strainer, add the ice and pour the mixture through the strainer to remove any bits of ginger. Stir with a long spoon.
Now pour into glasses and add a slice of lemon and if you are really posh, a couple of mint leaves – it’s as easy as that!