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    Default Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

    This came up in another thread and recommended to post here. I love love love spicy drinks - the more my Ginger Ale makes my eyes water on that last sip, the better. For health issues, I try to incorporate Turmeric into my diet, so here is a yummy drink I've been making. I vary the amounts of turmeric and ginger to taste, but the basic process is outlined in this recipe below. In warmer months, you can drink it hot. I personally prefer it cold over ice. Flavors will increase after letting it sit for a couple of days in fridge.


    4 cups water
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    powder (or a 3-inch strip fresh turmeric root, peeled)
    1 teaspoon ginger powder (or a 4-inch strip fresh ginger root, peeled)
    Honey
    Lemon slices


    Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Make sure that the water has come to a full boil. Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger. Remove the pot from the stove. Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger. Add sweetener and lemon to taste.
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    http://thewholejourney.com/turmeric-and-ginger-tea



    Another great lemonade:

    2-3 cups of fresh blueberries
    2 limes
    Handful of mint
    2 handfuls of fresh basil

    Blend all but the lime in a blender. Add 2 parts water in a pitcher. Squeeze limes into mix. And voila, a refreshing blueberry basil lemonade with a little bit of a fresh mint kick! This can be just a tad sour, depending on your blueberries, so you might want to vary how strong/weak you make it with the water, or even add a drop or two of liquid sweetener.
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    You little STAR!!!! Thank you CL**!

    and just in time as I have started with a cold!
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    I really need to make this now. My chest (cough/cold) isn't improving much & it needs to get moving.
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    Have you ever tried using oil of oregano, a drop or so under the tongue Novice? Nasty tasting but it works. I'm rather nuts and go straight for a spoon of ground oregano. Like I said, nasty as hell but hey, it works! Hope you get better soon.


    Thx CL for the recipes! Really love trying out different health based recipes like this.
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    I haven't and at this point....


    I have a drs appointment this morning & will be buying lemons & ginger afterwards!
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