Lemon Ginger Drink

This lemon ginger drink is perfect to fight off the symptoms of cold and flu.
Ginger is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and pain relieving ingredient. Ginger stimulates the opening of nasal passages for easier breathing and acts as a cough suppressor.
Lemon and orange juice are very high in vitamin C, a nutrient that helps shorten the duration of a cold. Lemon juice also helps support your immune system by fighting inflammation and acts as an antiseptic to fight off the cold virus directly!
Honey is one of the best inflammation fighters and has been used for healing for many years. There are also infection-fighting enzymes found within honey that further work against the cold virus. No wonder drinking a combination of these foods speeds up recovery when you’re sick!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min

Ingredients:

4 cups water
1 Lemon, sliced
1 Orange, sliced
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
Honey to taste

Directions:

1. Place water, fruit, cinnamon, and ginger in a saucepan.
2. Simmer for 30-60 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and strain if desired. When ready to drink stir in honey to your taste preference and enjoy!

Hayley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, a part-time yoga teacher, and full-time mother. She is passionate about health, nature, and empowering others to reach their full health potential. She works as a health coach, nutrition writer, recipe developer and group fitness instructor. She is energetic and passionate about delicious food and promoting health of the body, mind, and spirit. She hopes to inspire others to eat closely to the way that nature intended, capitalizing on the amazing benefits of whole, unprocessed foods. Follow her posts for nutrition advice and delicious recipes!

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