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Turmeric-Ginger Elixir

January 20, 2016
Turmeric ginger elixir

Turmeric-Ginger Elixir




05 min


05 min


1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced, or ½ teaspoon dried

Juice of ½ lemon

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Generous pinch of cayenne

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon raw honey


Place ginger and fresh turmeric (if using) in a small pan, cover with 1 ¼ cups water. Bring to a boil slowly over low heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place lemon, pepper, cayenne, salt and honey in a mug (if using dried turmeric, add it here). Strain ginger-turmeric mixture into mug. Stir and serve warm, or transfer to a jar, cover and refrigerate to enjoy later.

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