It is never too cold outside to enjoy a good hot drink. This recipe will help you create the perfect winter warmer that’s full of natural ingredients and won’t make your house smell like a coffee shop! The ginger, honey, and lemon in this beverage are all known to have healing properties, but they also taste delicious. Add some cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra flavor boost! So grab your favorite mug and get ready for a cozy evening with this warm soother.
Let’s face it: we can’t avoid feeling under the weather sometimes during the winter months – whether from the flu or just general over-exertion on those days when we’re trying to do everything at once (and succeeding).
prep: 5 mins, additional: 5 mins, total: 10 mins, Servings: 4, Yield: 4 cups
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 lemon, juiced
¼ cup honey, or to taste
3 ½ cups boiling water
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger root
Place honey, lemon juice, ginger, and cinnamon in a teapot or 4-cup glass measuring beaker with spout. Pour boiling water over mixture and stir well until honey is dissolved. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. The ginger should sink to the bottom, but may be strained out while pouring into mug.
Per Serving: 72 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 0.1g; sodium 8.1mg.