Ginger-Lemon-Turmeric Detox Drink: Step by Step

Turmeric-Ginger-Lemon detox drink! This is more like a tea (without the tea leaves, of course), and a lot healthier đŸ™‚ This is essentially a morning tonic, which is immensely beneficial if consumed first thing after you wake up. I’ve been drinking this for a while now, since i’m on a mission to make lifestyle changes that are lasting, rather than quick fixes to lose weight. Coming back to this drink, let’s see what it can do for you:

  • Lemon speeds up your metabolism and flushes out toxins
  • Ginger helps with indigestion, bloating, and boosts immunity
  • Turmeric contains curcumin, which is anti inflammatory, antiseptic, high in antioxidants, and enhances the body’s ability to fight diseases.

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Great, isn’t it? đŸ™‚ The method of preparation of this drink is quite simple. I just crush ginger, add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (you can crush along with ginger if you have fresh turmeric root). Then I add boiling water to this, and let it steep for 15 minutes, covered. Then I filter it, squeeze in some lemon juice, and then drink it hot or warm. You could, optionally, add honey to sweeten this a bit. It is ideal to drink this tea ‘hot to warm’ on an empty stomach, as it really helps the body kickstart its metabolic processes and flush out impurities.

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Read on for the recipe!

Ingredients

  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp (or a small piece of fresh turmeric root, peeled and crushed)
  • Ginger – peeled and crushed, 2 inch piece
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp, or juice of a quarter-wedge of lemon
  • Honey – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Water – 1.5 cups

Method

  • Take fresh, peeled ginger in a mortar and pestle.
  • Crush it nicely.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Transfer the crushed ginger to a separate bowl. Add the turmeric powder to this. If adding crushed turmeric root, add it here.
  • Pour the boiling water over this.
  • Cover and let it steep for 15 minutes.
  • When you check after 15 minutes, it will look like this.CollageMaker_20180808_152558668

Filter it, squeeze some lemon juice, and drink immediately.

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TIPS & TWEAKS

  • Optionally, you may add 1 tsp of honey to this. I tend to avoid it since I’m trying to eat less sugar.
  • I suggest making this fresh every morning, as fresh ingredients are always more potent and effective.
  • You can also add fresh turmeric root to this. While peeling and crushing ginger, also peel and crush a small piece of the fresh turmeric root and add.
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