Get ready for a refreshing, tart, and healthy drink. Every so often, my husband, Angelo, and I will try to get off coffee, (I mean hey, we can try right!?) but it is difficult to quit caffeine cold turkey. Green tea has so many health benefits; it boosts your metabolism, is loaded with antioxidants, improves your brain function, and has some caffeine (yay!). Hot green tea is great with some honey and lemon juice, and warms your soul, almost as much as coffee. However, I created this recipe because I would let my green tea steep, but after running around with two toddlers, by the time I could get to drinking it, it was almost cold. Insert the idea of a healthy lemonade! Lemon juice actually helps quench your thirst and aids in digestion. I love the bite ginger has, giving this lemonade an another depth of flavor. It also has a ton of health benefits including being an anti-inflammatory. I love using honey as a sweetener because it is a great alternative to sugar, and less is more because it is so naturally sweet. Get your caffeine fix, and feel healthy while doing it.
Ginger green tea lemonade
4 cups water
12 green tea bags
6 lemons, juiced
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp grated ginger
3 slices ginger
4-5 cups ice cubes
- Boil 4 cups water in teapot or pot.
- Pour into pitcher and drop in tea bags, grated and sliced ginger. Let steep for 20 minutes.
- Take out tea bags and ginger slices. Add in lemon juice and honey. Stir well.
- Add in enough ice to double the amount (4-5 cups should do it).
- Serve with fresh lemon wedges.
*You can double this recipe and have a big batch in the refrigerator all week!
**Use a spoon to peel the skin off the ginger root