Ginger Lemonade, could be just what the body ordered? More like how to put the body in order! You might notice that I don’t talk about detoxing often. The reason, I think it can be dangerous without proper supervision of a professional. But I do believe that given the right tools our bodies are natural detoxing machines! This Ginger Lemonade is a great tool!
You might have heard it great to drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Thye reason is it sets your body up for better digestion all day. If you can make the digestion process easier your body will thank you with increased energy levels and proper toxic elimination through one of its five outlets. Yes, five…skin, lungs, kidney, liver and intestines. Lemon is also full of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts and supports the immune system and is a great tool in the battle against inflammation.
Ginger is a 2000 year old herbal remedy. Maybe you have taken it in the past for motion sickness. It is treating nausea from motion sickness that you are helping with the uncomfortable feeling. It also helps with pain and will regulate your blood sugar effectively. If you are being treated for cancer, you might experience nausea, lack of appetite and even pain. Ginger is a is great for all three of these side-effects of cancer treatment.
With water, lemon, and ginger you will find a drink that will help detoxify the body while improving digestion and hydrating you! Ginger Lemonade… #cancerhatesit
I love a good lemonade when I saw this recipe from the Buddhist Chef I knew I had to give it a whirl! It's strong but is a great way to gently detox the body this summer. No processed sugary stuff just great natural flavors that will have them asking for seconds.
- 1 2 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 6 cups water
- lemon slices for garnish
Grate ginger with a box grater or Microplane. Place the ginger in a food processor or blender. Add lemon juice and process until smooth.
Add water and maple syrup, blend again. (can use half ice if you want more of slushy mix)
Serve over ice with a garnish of mint and lemon slices