This is one of my favorite go-to natural remedies anytime I start to feel a little run down or like I am getting sick.
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
Hot Garlic Ginger Lemonade
Hot Garlic Ginger Lemonade ... a wonderful, warming, natural remedy that helps support the immune system. Perfect drink for the colder months.
- 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.
Equipment: Medium-Size Saucepan w/ Lid or Tea Kettle, Quart-Size Mason Jar with Lid or Quart-Size Glass Container/Measuring Cup x 2, Fine Mesh Strainer
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: 143Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 8g
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Allison at Novice Life
Ohh this sounds great! I will have to give it a try. I do freeze my ginger too, but never thought about peeling the whole thing first 😉
Hi Allison! I hope you love it, I like to drink it sometimes when I'm just really run down for an extra boost. I find that peeling the ginger first really helps, and I love how easy it is to grate when it's frozen 🙂
This is such a fabulous immune boosting drink! I would love for you to share it tomorrow on Allergy Free Wednesdays if you get a chance: http://www.glutenfreepantry.blogspot.com/p/allergy-free-wednesdays.html
Thank you Laura! I will 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).
Thanks Laura 🙂
The Humbled Homemaker
Very unique concept! Thanks for sharing w/ Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!
Love this recipe! I don't think many people appreciate astragalus or use it correctly during illness. It's also nice to see it so well paired for a delicious wellness treat! Great job!
Thank you! 🙂
This is a fantastic recipe and would be great for pregnancy and breastfeeding!!! Would you be willing to post this to my blog carnival, superfood sunday?
Sure, thanks for letting me know. 🙂
This is just what the Dr. ordered right now. And great tip about peeling the ginger before freezing. Thanks.
Glad it can be helpful to you, seems that so many people are sick right now. I love the ginger tip too, it's so helpful. Take care 🙂
The 21st Century Housewife©
Your Hot Garlic Ginger Lemonade sounds really comforting, and just the thing to fight off a cold! I have never heard of Astralagus root before, and I am not sure if I can source it in the UK, but even without it I think this sounds like a great healing drink.
You can leave the Astragalus root out, it will still be potent and nourishing. I order mine online from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Perfect timing! I am struggling with a cold and sore throat now. It really is a tasty way to combat a cold. Thanks for sharing this.
I hope you feel better soon Alea! Take care. And thanks for hosting.
CJ @ Morsels of Life
Sounds good, and all materials I usually keep around (except the astragalus) too! 🙂
🙂 hope you enjoy it.
Waaw, this is right up my street. I love ginger and garlic and I would have never thought of using them in a lemonade. Great idea and I am going to make some right now. It is great, especially now the winter is here and we all need to boost our immune system.
Thanks Anna, it's awesome stuff.
Oh man. I need this right now as I am healing from a cold. Wanna come make it for me?! 😀
You know I would in a heartbeat if we lived closer. Feel better soon xo
I usually make a ginger honey tea and this recipe is like that but on steroids! Thanks for sharing this I'll have to keep it in my arsenal of home remedies.
LOL I love what you wrote! 🙂 Thanks!
Wow! This sounds like a serious immune booster. Saving it for future use!
It's a great one 🙂
Unlike many in this thread, I do not have a cold! But if I get one I know what to do!
I'm so glad you don't have one! 🙂
I've done something like this before, to stay healthy during the winter. I love ginger!
I love ginger too 🙂
We have been doing this all week and love it!! Thanks for the inclusion of astragalus, nice to know how to use it in a food type setting! 🙂
The Provision Room
I feel invigorated just reading the recipe! LOL!!! I adore home remedies like this! So simple and yet so powerful!
This drink sounds awesome!! I am a huge fan of ginger-lemon-honey toddies during cold and flu season, but I have never tried it with garlic! I love this idea! And up until now I was unfamiliar with astragalus, so I am intrigued by that too!
I can't wait to try this soothing drink!
Oh you'll love it Andrea! 🙂 The garlic, well - just awesome and the astragalus doesn't have a strong flavor, very mild - so great for boosting the immune system.
So many wonderful immune helpers in this tea! I love garlic,but usually just cook with it...always afraid to smell like a walking garlic farm!! LOL!
What a great staple recipe. Everyone should know how to make this. Such great health benefits!
This sounds like a wonderful immune booster! I also love that it's warm. I love warm lemon drinks:)
Won't lie, the garlic did throw me off -- however, when I though about it, I have a soup recipe I love that is garlicky, lemony and gingery . . . so really what's the difference! I'm going to try it, thanks!
What a great recipe! I make something similar when I feel like I'm coming down with something, and I always feel better afterwards. I need to try out astragalus root!
Aren't you sneaky with the garlic?! Love this one Emily!
I love love love this recipe!! So creative and appealing! Pinned! (I almost look forward to getting sick so I can have this LOL!)
I love the powerful ingredients in this and the addition of garlic, too. I am definitely going to be needing this recipe this winter!
This is so intriguing! I love how many nourishing ingredients are squeezed into this drink. Perfect way to ward off colds!
Ginger is such an ally for me, especially in the winter. This lemonade sounds so good and healing. Great recipe for the cold and flu arsenal.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
I need to make this ASAP. As soon as the kids started back to school they were bringing home nasty germs to mama! I hope this helps!
How amazing! I love hot lemon tea in the winter now I have a new flavor combo to try. Awesome!
Perfect for the cold & flu season or anytime an immune boost is needed. Astragalus root is such an excellent, and underused herb. It was sort of popular in the late 80's, and then I didn't see it for a while.
Katherine G Beck
I will definitely hold on to this recipe for when I am under the weather! Great idea to help feel better.
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
Oh my goodness it's that time of year again where every sort of germ seems to be going around! This looks so perfect to keep away all of that and stay healthy!
We have a cold remedy called Lemsip which of course isn't the most natural of remedies - this would be a great replacement, thank you!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
WEll you just know that this one is right up my alley! I have been making versions of this forever and glad you are sharing it with your world!! The astragalus will be helpful if you are taking this daily. It takes time to build up and as an adaptogen, does a super job of helping the body to feel better overall. Think of this herb "low and slow" and over a period of time, will best serve you! Green wishes, C
I might need to make this for my kiddos. They've been struggling through a nasty cough at nighttime.
Oh no! I hope they get through it quick!
I can already imagine how comforting this would be to drink when you're not feeling well. And I love all of the immunity boosting ingredients.
Well, I've never wanted a cup of lemonade with garlic in it before, but now you've got my mouth watering! This is such a healing drink, perfect for colds, flus, sore throats, whatever. I can see how this is a useful tool in any mom's arsenal!