Autumn anti-inflammatory ginger tonic

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As the seasons begin to change, you may notice a few more sniffles in the office or maybe you are a little bit more achy than usual, if so, Lizzy of Primal Junction has the perfect tonic for all our beauties.

Start your day with a dose of this refreshing tonic full of anti-inflammatory gingerols and alkalizing fresh lemon. If you’re used to waking up and having coffee on an empty stomach, try some ginger tonic first to reduce acidity and kick-start digestion.

You may recall Lizzy wrote in depth about inflammation and how anti-inflammatory foods can play a vital role in our recovery and overall vitality. If you missed her post, you may want to check it out here.

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

•    1 lemon, peeled
•    ~35 grams ginger, peeled (adjust depending on the strength you like)
•    4 cups filtered water
•    1 tablespoon honey** (optional)

•    Add the lemon, ginger and water to your blender.
•    Blend on high until smooth (about 90 seconds)
•    If you want a lump-free drink, pour the mixture through a nut milk bag* into your jug. Save the ginger pulp to add to bliss balls or a clean slice!

*If you don’t have a nut milk bag, you can easily use a piece of muslin cloth or don’t strain at all if you don’t mind some ginger pulp.

**Honey has great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so add a dash if you want to gently sweeten your tonic or if you’re fighting a sore throat or cold.

 

Lizzy Marsh

Lizzy Marsh

The beautiful Lizzy Marsh is the founder of Primal Junction, a company which specialises in paleo nutritional consulting, real-food education and health writing through her blog www.primaljunction.com. She is a regular contributor to A Conscious Beauty blog.

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