I hope you are enjoying your long weekend thus far. Have you been feasting on lots of chocolates Easter eggs, sweet treats and hot cross buns?
|Chocolate Nest Easter Cupcakes|
|Chocolates from Canele|
The ginger root is known for its distinctive aroma and spiciness, and has been used for centuries for culinary and medical purposes. Other than minimizing symptoms of cold, it also boasts the following benefits:
- Relieves nausea
- Helps the digestive processes
- Limits flatulence
- Fights motion sickness
- Eases muscle pains and rheumatoid arthritis
If all the indulgences during this Easter have been giving you tummy troubles, you should really make this ginger tea too ;) That said, I can’t wait to recover so that I can treat myself to that box of chocolate that awaits me.
Ginger Honey Lemon Tea
3 cups (750 ml) water
1/3 cup ginger root, sliced
Honey (or Agave nectar), to taste
- Add the water and ginger in a saucepan and cover; bring to a boil.
- Lower heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes before straining and serving.
- Add honey/agave nectar and lemon juice, to taste; I used about 1 tsp of honey and 1 slice of lemon for each cup.
- Store the leftover tea in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
- For vegans, use agave nectar instead of honey.
- If the tea is too strong for you, add more water to dilute it.
What is your favorite Easter treat?