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.
And, it’s not strong or too spicy, at all!
Most iced tea recipes use lots and lots of sugar. This variation 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.
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Not only is this iced tea refreshing, but 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 in the spring and summer. Ginger is a wonderful way to boost the circulation of blood in your body, warm the system, ease digestion, and boost your immune system.
You might also want to try this Cold Pressed Mango Juice recipe from my fellow blogger at The All Natural Vegan. In addition to oranges, mango, and pineapple, it also has turmeric.
Curcumin is the main anti-inflammatory component found in Turmeric. Adding some fat (for example, avocado) and freshly ground black pepper increases its bioavailability.
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?
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Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric root
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
- 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon*
- 1/2-1 tbsp maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener)
- Place water in a saucepan and heat over medium.
- Add the turmeric root, ginger, ground cinnamon and maple syrup.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain and serve over ice with a slice of lemon.