Lemon Ginger Water Recipe
Lemon Ginger Water isn’t a new trend or fad, it has actually been used as a form of detox and rejuvenation water for many years. Both lemon and ginger have many restorative properties that make it ideal for a healthy lifestyle.
Of all of the flavored water recipes, this Lemon Ginger Water is one of the best! Super refreshing and oh so delicious!
It’s sometimes challenging for me to remember to drink water throughout the day. What with two little ones, working and taking care of the house, it’s not always on the forefront of my mind.
Not only is it hard for me to remember to drink it, but a glass of water is just so…boring. And because of the many overall health benefits of staying properly hydrated, I need to make my plain water a little more exciting, if you will.
There are plenty of ways to infuse the water you drink. You can use frozen fruit, fresh fruit, fruit juice. The options are endless! But I particularly love the combination of ginger and lemon, so why not add it to my water?
This Lemon Ginger Water is super simple to make! Simply start by boiling four cups of water. Add in the sliced ginger, and allow that to steep for about 15-20 minutes.
After steeping, strain out the slices of ginger and discard them. You can either allow time for the water to cool if serving cold, or pour immediately into glasses if serving hot.
Then simply add slices of fresh lemon to each glass, and serve! You can add ice cubes if you choose to serve it cold, too.
I am not a medical expert, all information included is information obtained from reputable health sites. Please consult your physician for any specific questions or concerns.
While I like to limit mine to just lemon and ginger flavor, some folks also like to add a dollop of honey or agave nectar to sweeten it up a bit. Some also like to include fresh mint leaves.
It is perfect served chilled on a hot summer day. Refreshing and tasty, it works for tea parties. It can also be served hot and does wonders for sore throats and a cough.
Starting your day with a glass of this Lemon Ginger Water will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. So much better than those sugary energy drinks sold in the grocery stores!
The benefits of drinking ginger water include:
ONE. Ginger has long been known to help with nausea. Whether you are pregnant and have morning sickness, sick or just having a little upset tummy, fresh ginger can reserve those symptoms might quick.
TWO. Ginger has been linked heavily to anti inflammatory properties. Not only does it help reduce inflammation, it can also prevent it. Due to this, it is great for those who work out regularly, reducing muscle soreness and fatigue.
THREE. Great for the ladies. I am not trying to be all sexist here, but because it can reduce inflammation, it has also been linked to reducing pain from menstrual cramping.
FOUR. Ginger is an antioxidant and has been linked to reducing heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, some cancers and overall aging.
FIVE. You need to stay hydrated and for those who claim they hate the taste of water, sometimes you need a little flavor and ginger water will give you some!
If you liked this lemon water recipe, check out these other refreshing drink recipes:
Tools for making this detox water:
Heavy Bottom Sauce Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.
Micrograter– A small kitchen utensil you find you use a lot more than you expected! For an even more intense ginger flavor, grate the ginger instead of slicing it.
Fine Mesh Sieve– The perfect way to strain liquids with very small bits and pieces.
Questions you might have about how to make Lemon Ginger Water:
How long does it last? Lemon Ginger Water can stay stored in the fridge for several days, but be mindful that the longer it sits, the murkier it becomes in color from the steeped ginger. This is normal.
Does ginger water help you lose weight? No, drinking this alone will not help you lose weight. However it is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Does ginger help you sleep? Apparently some studies suggest this, but I have not seen them. When I was working as a psychotherapist and teaching sleep hygiene, this was not one of the things that was discussed as a potential sleep aid.
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Lemon Ginger Water
- 4 cups water
- 2 inch piece fresh ginger , cut into slices
- 1 lemon , seeded and cut into slices
- Bring water to a boil on the stove.
- Add ginger slices, remove from heat and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Strain ginger pieces from the water and discard the ginger.
- Pour into serving glasses and add fresh lemon slices.
- Can be served hot or cold.
- Please come back and let us know what you think.