Iced Tea for Inflammation
I absolutely love this Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea Recipe. It’s a refreshing, anti-inflammatory, soothing on the digestive system, cleansing and energizing tonic.
Most iced tea recipes use lots and lots of sugar. This variation I make is sweetened with maple syrup, which keeps it refined sugar-free, and adds a nice punch of digestive soothing properties, vitamins, and minerals. I also love getting creative and using different fruits and herbs as new fun variations. Sometimes adding some citrus, sometimes making a hibiscus lime variation. I also love throwing nubs of fresh ginger and turmeric in my daily smoothies.
Not only is this iced tea refreshing, it's also loaded with anti-inflammatory roots, turmeric, and ginger. Fresh turmeric can be a little hard to find, although my local Whole Foods has it. It's very similar looking to fresh ginger, except a lovely orange color and is much milder in flavor.
Fresh ginger is a staple at my house, as I love to throw it in my daily smoothies, use it for warm tea in the winter, and refreshing iced teas this in the spring and summer. Ginger is a wonderful way to boost the circulation of blood in your body, warms the system, eases digestion, and boost your immune system.
Curcumin is the main anti-inflammatory component found in Turmeric. Adding some fat (ex. coconut oil, coconut fat) and freshly ground black pepper increases the bioavailability in which our bodies can absorb the curcumin in our bodies by 2000%.
You could also serve this as a hot tea during the colder winter and fall months.
How do you like to use ginger and turmeric? What variation of Iced Tea is your favorite?
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea! If you have a photo, post it on my Instagram page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking