Anxiously surfing the net, hoping that that tiny twinge in your throat and your elevated body temperature are just figments of your imagination? May we suggest a way to boost your immunity while amping up your state of serenity?* Introducing Hot Lemon-Aid.
*Statements not evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to provide health care advice.
What’s in it?
All you need is water, lemon, honey (or maple syrup), turmeric, and black pepper. Turmeric is a bright-gold spice that comes, not surprisingly, from the turmeric plant. It’s one of the key spices in making Indian curries. Touted as having many health benefits, it’s bitter flavour provides a counterpoint to the honey. The pepper in the recipe is included to make the turmeric more bioavailable – i.e. – readily usable by your body.
How do I make it?
Making hot lemonade isn’t much more work than making yourself a cup of tea or coffee. Boil some water. Juice the lemon. Put the honey, turmeric, and black pepper in a coffee mug. Add in the lemon and stir in boiling water to fill the mug and you’re all set. You can control how strong the lemonade simply by using more or less water.
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8th teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons honey (or sub maple syrup)
- boiling water
- Combine the honey and spices in a coffee mug. Add in the lemon juice and then stir in enough boiling water to fill the mug. (Or less if you want it stronger).
- Sit quietly and sip slowly.
Nutritional InformationNutritional information is an estimate only.
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