3-Ingredient Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe, a tasty fresh-made tea to jumpstart your diet!
Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m a fan of detox tea.
In my line of work, it comes in handy. After all, recipe testing, eating, traveling, and eating some more, takes its toll.
I try to get five good workouts in each week and eat lots of lean low carb dishes to counter balance all the “research eating” I do.
It certainly helps, but sometimes I need a little extra something to eliminate salt and/or sugar bloat after naughty eating days. (Can I say bloat on the blog?) Women in particular tend to struggle with excess water weight after enjoying certain foods.
When I travel, I keep detox tea bags on hand to drink in the evenings before bed. This helps eliminate extra water weight so I fit in my clothes the next morning. The Yogi and Traditional Medicinal brands are my favorite. You can also drink dandelion tea to achieve the same goal.
However at home I like to sip a detox tea that tastes fresher, and boosts my metabolism!
Introducing our Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe.
You might have tasted something similar in an asian restaurant at some point. Most often sushi bars and Korean restaurants offer fresh-made lemon ginger tea with a heavy amount of honey. Usually it’s served with long ginger strands resting in the bottom of the mug. The flavor is warm, zippy, and devilishly sweet.
However if you remove most (or all) of the honey, you’ve got a fabulous Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe that will:
- Eliminate water retention
- Shrink your stomach so you don’t over eat
- And actually boost your metabolism
Lemon is a natural diuretic that helps purge unwanted water weight. It also causes your stomach to pucker when consumed, so your stomach is smaller for a time. That means if you drink it before a meal, you will feel full after eating less food.
Lemon also freshens your breath, boosts your immunity, improves your skin, and helps with digestion, among many other benefits.
Ginger works as a detoxifier, helping remove unwanted chemicals from your body. It is also known to improve digestion, suppress your appetite, and keep your metabolism fired-up all day. The powerful healing properties in ginger have a long list of health benefits, including cancer prevention and increasing your sex drive… Just saying.
Put these two power-packed ingredients together and you have a Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe that can get your body back on track in no time.
As for the honey, I’ve included it in the recipe so you can taste the restaurant version. Honey does have its own list of health benefits, so if you need to sweeten your tea a little, that’s ok.
However, I personally never add the honey when I’m using this Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe as a bodily reset. I just don’t want the extra sugar messing up my detox.
You can use a tea infuser to strain out the ginger and lemon if floaties bother you. I actually like the little bits of fresh ginger swirling around my cup. I swallow them whole, knowing the more ginger I consume, the better.
You can also pour this Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe over ice, in your water bottle, and sip it all day long!
Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 cup hot water
- 2-3 teaspoons raw honey skip for detox
- Boil water in a kettle.
Use a large course grater to shave fresh ginger into a mug. Place a wedge of fresh lemon in the mug. You can place both in a tea infuser to strain the tea if you like. Pour boiling water into the cup and let the lemon and ginger steep for 5 minutes before serving.
- Add honey to taste if drinking for enjoyment. Skip the honey (or use very little) if drinking as a detox tea.
To Make An Entire Pot: Make as instructed above using 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger, 1 small sliced lemon or 1/2 large lemon, 6 cups boiling water, (optional) 4-5 tablespoons honey.