Lemon Ginger Detox Tea

Here is one of my favorite morning detox drinks to make at home! The practice of drinking a morning detox beverage is a great way to start off your day. It is made with fresh lemons, ginger, turmeric, purified water and it’s a breeze to make it at home.  Add just a pinch of cayenne pepper to help your body absorb the nutrients and to aid in the detoxifying process.

This is a wonderful immune-boosting tea, it is loaded with lots of vitamin C and is rich in antioxidants to help boost your immune system anytime, especially during cold and flu season. Packed with many benefits, this drink is anti-inflammatory and also helps to cleanse your lymphatic system.

Lemon Ginger Tea in tea pot

Just 6 ingredients are needed to make this yummy detox tea:

  • Ripe organic lemons (6-8 depending on size)

  • Fresh ginger root (1 medium piece)

  • Ground turmeric (1 TSP) or to taste

  • Honey, Maple Syrup or Liquid Stevia (to taste)

  • Cayenne pepper (optional) just a pinch

  • Purified water (8 cups filtered water)

HOW TO MAKE LEMON DETOX TEA

Healthy detox teas are easy to make with just a handful of fresh ingredients.  I like to make up the batch of tea, let it cool, and then I pour it into a large pitcher for drinking throughout the day.  You can drink the tea at room temperature, gently reheat it or drink it chilled.  Here’s how to make it:

  1. Slice the lemons and ginger

  2. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot

  3. Turn the heat off, then add the lemon, ginger, turmeric and pepper

  4. Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes

  5. Strain and drink at room temperature, chilled or gently reheat (no boiling)

Making and having detox drinks at home is a healthy habit to form as part of a regular detox regimen. Detox and cleansing drinks usually include water, fruit, vegetables, and herbs. These all help to stimulate our body’s natural detox process and helps our body by getting rid of some nasty toxins and waste from our systems. The ingredients in this lemon ginger detox tea have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits which are extremely beneficial to our immune system and also help to alkalize our system.

EASY LEMON-DETOX WATER (LEMON-CAYENNE LEMONADE)

Here is an easy variation of the drink so you can enjoy it as a summer detox lemonade that you can drink ice cold during the hot summer months to cool off and do a little detoxing at the same time! I enjoy having this cold after a brisk walk.

  • Ripe organic lemons (6-8 depending on size)

  • Honey, Maple Syrup or Liquid Stevia (to taste)

  • Cayenne pepper (optional) just a pinch

  • Purified water (8 cups filtered water)

Squeeze the lemons (should yield 1 cup to 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice). Strain the lemon juice into a pitcher (to catch seeds and pulp). Add 8-10 cups of filtered water to taste (or depending on how much juice yielded from the lemons). Add sweetener of choice to taste. I like to add 8-10 squirts of Stevia liquid. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir. Chill. Enjoy!

Play around with these recipes by adding additional fresh herbs like mint, basil, thyme, lavender or rosemary, for extra flavor.

BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON WATER

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Rich in vitamin C and flavonoids

  • Rich in potassium

  • Balances your body’s pH

  • Helps with digestion

  • Filters toxins from your body (good for your liver!)

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to share a favorite detox drink recipe that is easy to make at home. These recipes will help you save a lot of money! In Tampa, FL where I live, detox lemon ginger drinks range from $3 – $5 for a 12 oz. to 16 oz. bottle! So they are super economical as well. Enjoy!