Rabu, 28 Oktober 2009

Ginger tea for GAPS and sore throats

1.25 pound ginger root from Walmart $3.88

Part of the GAPS diet is ginger tea with honey. Here is a whole ginger root, I've never bought one this big. It's not organic, but the organic ginger roots that I've seen lately are shriveled sad little things- and expensive. So we're doing not organic right now.

Ginger tea is warming for fall mornings, and is also a natural sore throat remedy.

Put filtered water in a sauce pan to boil.
Break off a knob of the ginger, about thumb-sized.
Peel with a knife and slice thinly (I've been using a steak knife for slicing because it gets through the fibers easily) into rounds.
Simmer in water for about 5 minutes.
Pour into your cup, I use a fork to hold back the ginger rounds.
Add honey to taste.


This real food fresh tea is a part of Real Food Wednesday!

More staying healthy this winter posts:

Chicken Stock for real homemade chicken soup is easy to make, and it really is healing to prevent and heal illness.

My thoughts on food vs supplements for immune function

Nourishing meal and snack ideas to work with busy winter schedules

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