We’re officially getting ready to jump into spring! At this point, you may be looking for clean recipes to help you get back into the healthy swing of things after overindulging on holiday sweets. Luckily, this recipe for detox tea is here to help! It’s the perfect addition to any healthy diet to improve your immune system, metabolism, and heart health, as well as help you lose some water weight and shed some inches from your waist. Not to mention that at only three ingredients, you probably already have all the ingredients to make this yummy tea- all you need is honey sticks, ginger, and lemon!
The health benefits of honey, ginger, and lemon
Honey, ginger, and lemon are well known for being powerful ingredients for good health. Here’s a short breakdown of how each can help support your body and diet.
- Honey- Honey is a mighty natural sweetener that contains many beneficial properties. For example, honey is linked to improved heart health. This is because honey can help improve your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure. Honey may also help aid in weight management by effectively curbing your sweet tooth and decreasing hunger levels. So the next time you feel like something sweet, try using honey sticks for tea to make yourself this lightly sweet yet so delicious tea!
- Ginger- Ginger is a very medicinal ingredient. Like honey, ginger is also good for heart health, but it can also help with indigestion, joint health, nausea, and boost your immune system. In terms of weight loss, studies have shown that ginger has been linked to increased fat loss and decreased body weight. For this, we have gingerols to thank. Gingerols are a compound found in ginger that helps speed up your metabolism and the digestion process, which in turn gets the body to burn more calories. Ginger also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which may help you to achieve a slimmer look.
- Lemon- Lemon contains several nutrients that are key for good health, such as fiber and vitamin C. The fiber found in the pulp of the lemon assists with good digestive and gut health whereas vitamin C strengthens the immune system and keeps your blood pressure at healthy levels.
Detox tea recipe
On top of being so healthy to drink, this tea is incredibly easy to make! Of course, the first step is to gather all your necessary ingredients:
- 1 Tablespoon of honey or honey sticks
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 2 Whole lemons
- 2 cups of water
Begin by boiling your water. While you’re waiting for the water to heat up, cut 1 lemon into halves and squeeze the juice out into a separate container. With the second lemon, cut it into several even slices. Next, using a peeler or a knife, carefully peel your ginger and grate it finely. Once the water has begun boiling, you can add in all your honey, lemon juice and slices, and ginger. If desired, you can use flavored honey sticks for an extra boost of flavor. Let the ingredients steep into the water for 5 minutes, at which point you can turn the flame off. You can choose to either drink it as it is or top it with more lemon slices. And that’s all! Your tea is now ready to be served and enjoyed.