Orange Ginger Tea

January 24, 2017

in Drinks, Rocking Recipes

 

Last week my son and I had a cold. It was going around the school and town so it was one of those that everyone had. You couldn’t avoid it. Besides, winter had just settled in with a snow storm which made the timing right. As we were snuggled in bed watching The Flash and blowing our noses a gazillion times he said to me “Mom, why can’t it just always be spring outside? That way there would never be colds. We don’t seem to get sick any other time of the year.”

I just giggled because I ask myself all the time why I chose to live in a state with winters full of colds, flu and omg -stomach viruses. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that when I lived on the west coast I never got sick except for an occasional allergy attack which after entering chiropractic college and learning nutrition, cleared up.

I gave him my most honest and truthful answer I could give without throwing myself under the bus, “Well you have to use your immune system for it to grow stronger, so getting a cold really helps your body to become a stronger fighter.”

His reply was, ” Too bad we can’t invent something that uses all this snot- like a car that runs on snot, not gas!” I have to be honest here, I told him, “I guess that would be cool.”  I mean the kid makes a good point- don’t they always seem to find the wonderment in things as simple as snot?

He next grabbed a few tissues, blew his nose, and asked me to make him a cup of my Orange Ginger Tea (hint: I add a little more honey in his so it is sweeter). My tea is brewing with cold and flu fighting punch. I use orange juice by juicing real oranges loaded with vitamin C, certified organic raw honey like this one that is full of B vitamins and green tea like this one which is full of antioxidants. I also use this little gadget to juice the oranges in seconds and this french press to steep the ingredients. If you decide to not to use a french press, I love love love this certified organic green tea here.

Take the time to learn about the top 4 amazing benefits of vitamin C in my blog post here. Enjoy this cup of health and warmth from my home to yours!

Orange Ginger Green Tea Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

Boil water on stove. Put ginger, orange juice and green tea in French press. Fill with boiled water. Let this steep for 4 minutes or to your taste (stronger is better for fighting colds). Press down on French press to remove loose ginger and tea. Pour into tea cup, add ¼ teaspoon of raw honey and enjoy!

If you do not have a French press, you can boil the water in a saucepan on the stove. When boiled, lower the heat to simmer, add the ginger and orange juice and simmer for 5 minutes. In a mug, put in green tea by either using a lose tea ball /teaspoon or a green ginger tea teabag. Pour the warm orange and ginger mixture into the mug and let steep to your taste.

Recipe is from my nutrition program, The Kind Gut TM.

Printable Recipe

Orange Ginger Tea

Ingredients

  • 1-3 tsp of grated organic ginger
  • ¼ tsp of raw organic honey (not for kids under age of 1)
  • 3 cups of boiling filtered water
  • 2 organic oranges, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of loose organic green tea

Instructions

  1. Instructions
  2. Boil water on stove. Put ginger, orange juice and green tea in French press. Fill with boiled water. Let this steep for 4 minutes or to your taste (stronger is better for fighting colds)
  3. Press down on French press to remove loose ginger and tea. Pour into tea cup, add ¼ teaspoon of raw honey and enjoy!
  4. If you do not have a French press, you can boil the water in a saucepan on the stove. When boiled, lower the heat to simmer, add the ginger and orange juice and simmer for 5 minutes. In a mug, put in green tea by either using a lose tea ball /teaspoon or a green tea teabag. Pour the warm orange and ginger mixture into the mug and let steep to your taste.
  5. Recipe is from my nutrition program, The Kind Gut TM
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