Autumn anti-inflammatory ginger tonic
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.