Warm Drink: Spicy Ginger Turmeric Tea
  • 2oz piece of gingerrootpeeled
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4oz turmeric root or 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp cinnamon stick or 1/4cinnamon
  • 1cup boiling water
  • 2tsp maple syrup
  • 1tsp extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oiloptional
  1. eel and cut gingerroot into several pieces and chop in food processor. Peel and slice turmeric root (if using) into thin slices. Be careful with turmeric on countertops, utensils, and your clothes, as it stains.
  2. In medium-sized saucepan on medium heat, place chopped ginger, turmeric root (or powder), lemon juice, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Pour boiling water over ingredients and whisk together. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, then strain mixture into a cup. Allow to cool slightly, add maple syrup and olive oil or coconut oil (if desired), and enjoy warm.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 101 calories; 1 g protein; 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat); 27 g total carbohydrates (10 g sugars, 0 g fiber); 22 mg sodium