It’s a wonderful immune boosting drink that’s great to drink anytime you need a little immune system support, especially during the colder months.
Don’t let the garlic throw you off! This drink is really delicious and soothing. Yes, it does taste good!
The stars of this nourishing drink, known for immune boosting:
- Lemon: Cleansing, great for immune support, high in vitamin C, soothes irritated throats.
- Garlic: Naturally antimicrobial, both antiviral and antibacterial, great for supporting the immune system and more.
- Ginger: Known for helping support the digestive and immune system (use with caution if pregnant, consult with your health care practitioner).
- Astragalus Root: Supports the immune system.
- Cinnamon: Known for having medicinal properties, it’s warming effect and aids in digestion. It’s also sweet and spicy and has a lovely flavor.
Hot Garlic Ginger Lemonade
- 3-4 fresh garlic cloves - chopped, grated or minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger - peel, then grate or mince
- 3 pieces dried astragalus root - optional
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon chips or 1 small cinnamon stick - optional
- 4 cups boiling filtered water
- 1 organic lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons honey or organic maple syrup grade B
- Prep garlic and ginger – peel, chop/grate.
- Boil water in sauce pan or tea kettle.
- In a quart-size mason jar or heat-proof glass container, add chopped garlic, grated ginger, astragalus root and optional cinnamon chips. CAREFULLY pour boiling water into the mason jar. COVER with lid and steep for 30 minutes.
- Strain with a fine mesh strainer into another mason jar or glass container.
- Add the juice of 1 lemon and sweetener of choice to the garlic-ginger mixture.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later. Serve hot.
Dosage: Drink 1-4 cups daily when needed.
Tip: Whenever I buy ginger, I peel the whole thing and store it in the freezer for longer shelf life. It is also SO much easier to grate when it's frozen.
Recipe inspired by my midwives and Aviva Romm MD's Garlic Lemonade recipes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 143 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 37mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 14g Protein: 8g
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