I love the combination of fresh ginger, fresh mint and fresh squeezed lemon. All of these elements are great for digestion/metabolism and they are very flavorful. In fact, I often drink this mixture when I am experiencing some indigestion and it settles my stomach right away!
- 1 heaping tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 15 - 20 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lemon
Remove skin from ginger root (I like to just scrape the skin off with a spoon or you can also use a knife). Grate the ginger (on a box grater I like to use the second smallest holes). Place grated ginger in a tea strainer.
Wash mint leaves and pluck from stem.
Add ginger, mint leaves and boiling water to a pitcher. Squeeze in lemon juice and mix. (I like to insert a fork into the middle of the lemon and use it as leverage to really get every last drop of juice out!)
Let it sit for at least 10 - 15 minutes to absorb all the flavor. The longer the better.
I like to drink a hot cup right away and then put the rest in the refrigerator and have it as a cold drink throughout the week!