There are some flavor combinations that just make sense. Honey, ginger, and lemon is one of them.
Ensuring that you use raw honey is the first important step in ensuring that this lemonade rises to its true potential. Raw honey means the honey hasn’t been heated up and processed.
Most of the honey available in a grocery store is processed and devoid of nutrients. Buying your honey locally (from a bee farmer even!) ensures that the honey is as fresh as possible and packed full of health-promoting nutrients. High quality, raw honey has long been used in traditional diets and has been shown to have antimicrobial and antibiotic properties.
If you don’t know a bee farmer, you can often find raw honey at farmer’s markets or health stores.
Ginger is another component of this lemonade that is incredibly powerful. Traditionally used in Ayurveda, a holistic medicinal approach that originated in India (and that’s now used around the world), ginger has long been utilized to heal digestive issues, help with nausea, and improve circulation in the body. It’s considered a warming spice and gives a spicy kick to any recipe.
This lemonade is perfect on a hot summer day when you want something other than water, but don’t want that bloated, overloaded feeling that comes with traditional sugary drinks. With raw honey and fresh ginger, it’s a delicious, yet incredibly beneficial, tonic.
Honey Ginger Lemonade
- 1/2 cup Raw honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 3 cups Water
- 1 1/2 cups Fresh lemon juice about 6 lemons
Put the honey, ginger, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until honey is dissolved.
Let cool and pour into a pitcher.
Add the lemon juice, stir, and chill until ready to serve.
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