Ginger Turmeric Lemonade

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I am doing every thing I can to stay warm and toasty during these winter months.  If I could choose, I would live in a 70 degree year-round climate.  But, that isn’t realistic for me, so I do the best I can.  This lemonade is not only warming to the soul, but it’s also crazy good for the immune system.  The combination of these two spices is simply stated “wonderful”.  It’s perfect to combat the onset of a cold or the flu.   Use this tonic to help keep your family healthy during these cold and dreary winter months.

 

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*I do not add honey to mine, but my kids do.  If you use raw local honey, it gives an even greater boost to the immune system.

 

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Ginger Turmeric Lemonade

4 cups filtered water

3 inch piece fresh turmeric – peeled

3 inch piece fresh ginger – peeled

juice from 1 whole lemon

drizzle raw local honey (optional)*

In a pot bring the water to a rolling boil.  Add in the ginger and turmeric.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Remove the cooked ginger and turmeric.  Add the lemon juice.  Drink warm or cold.  Refrigerate leftover lemonade.