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Nourishing Winter Warmer

This is by far my favourite go-to drink for winter. Often used as a digestive, ginger is an excellent stimulant and helps to tone a sluggish liver and digestive system. Turmeric, with it's active compound curcumin, is a most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Raw honey, apart from tasting delicious, is also a great source of antioxidants and offers important antiviral and antibacterial properties for this time of year. While lemon lightens the earthy root herbs and provides Vitamin C.


makes 1 litre

4 cups filtered water

3" turmeric root, peeled and sliced

3" ginger root, peeled and sliced

fresh ground black pepper

1-2t raw honey

juice of 1 lemon


While bringing water to a boil in a small saucepan, peel and cut ginger and turmeric into thin slices lengthwise. Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger.

Remove the pot from the stove.

Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger.

Add a few turns of the peppermill, honey and lemon to taste.

Serve warm or store in refrigerator in a glass bottle, and enjoy cold later.

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