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Here is an easy lemon garlic ginger drink recipe for a revitalizing juice that was given to me by one of my close friends. It is not necessarily a drink to enjoy, it doesn’t have a great taste either, but on the other hand by taking two tablespoons two hours before meals it helps the body to regain its natural healing forces, and also to defend itself from the cold of the winter, to cleanse and detox itself.
So, what’s this drink all about?
The synergy of these very simple ingredients is magnificent when combined and together they are far more effective than taken separately. The recipe is simple and has been used for centuries, especially in Germany and Western Europe. I know it’s a blog that I usually share yummy recipes, but now I wanted to share with you some healthy natural remedy to help strengthen and heal your body!
A drink made with ginger, lemon and honey sounds good! But what if you add garlic, it becomes another story… Actually, it’s the synergistic combination of these natural ingredients that I am going to talk about. If you’ve read my articles on garlic and ginger, you should know that they’re both valuable allies in improving the immune system and detoxifying your body.
So, given the health benefits you get by using such an easy and cheap drink, you really should include this homemade ginger lemon juice and garlic miracle in your diet.
As for honey, it is known for its wonderful sweet taste but also for its healing, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This easy healthy drink will allow you to stay healthy if it is taken as a natural preventative measure or as a remedy to get you back in shape in case of illness.
Lemon Garlic Ginger Drink Benefits
So, what are the benefits?
The main beneficial actions of the combination of garlic, ginger, lemon and honey are the following:
The combined action of garlic, ginger and honey will make it possible for your body to fight effectively against various viruses and bacteria we are exposed in our everyday life. And by strengthening your immunity it might even help you overcome or avoid getting flu, cold or other illnesses related to compromised or weak immunity.
The ginger has a vasodilator action that will warm the body. Convenient when cold and bedridden.
It will have other effects thanks to its components, but now I just want to inform you about the immunostimulant side of this drink. I invite you to read my articles on garlic and ginger for more details or check out my other similar drinks.
This ginger, lemon and garlic water or tea recipe is: 100% vegetarian and vegetable based, gluten free, lactose free
Homemade Recipe for Lemon Ginger Garlic Drink
It’s really simple and is similar to how you would make a garlic tea recipe.
Ingredients for about 2 liters of drink
How to Make Lemon Garlic Ginger Honey Drink at Home
It’s important to carefully wash the organic lemons in order to avoid pesticides! If you’re lucky enough to have your own lemons from your garden, it’s even better! Then cut them into small pieces by removing the seeds.
Add the small lemon slices with the entire skin in the blender. Note: You can peel the lemon if you want, but normally it’s recommended that you use the lemon with its entire skin as it has been found that lemon peel and most other citrus fruits skin have more than twice the amount of nutrients and vitamins compared to the fruit’s pulp.
Peel 4 cloves of garlic and put them also in the blender. There’s no need to grate them or cut them into pieces. The blender will take care of them.
Peel the fresh ginger and cut it into small pieces then add them in the blender. Add about half a liter of mineral water or spring water and blend until you have a smooth, lumpless and totally homogeneous liquid mixture.
Pour the mixture into a large pot or jar and add 1.5 liter of mineral or filtered water. Cook over low heat, for 15-20 minutes or until it thickens a bit, stirring constantly. Once the preparation takes a syrupy texture cut the heat, let it cool completely, filter with a colander and pour in a bottle with a funnel. Then leave the bottles in the fridge. Better use glass bottles.
Note: If you add the honey when you cook this drink, the honey will lose its beneficial qualities. So, make sure to add it after you finish brewing the drink when it has been completely cooled down.
If you like herbal tea you can also try this easy hibiscus tea recipe.
You can also add some pineapple to the drink to get even better taste.
When to Drink it?
Some people think it is better to take it on an empty stomach in the morning. Then the assimilation by the body is probably the best, but we know all the effects of garlic on social life, right… The evening before going to sleep seems to be a more proper choice :-).
To consume it, it is necessary to drink the hot preparation before going to bed and put a hot water bottle at the level of the liver. The hot ginger drink and the hot water bottle will allow the body to perspire(sweat), which will also contribute to the elimination of the bacteria and toxins in your body causing the disease.
- 4 organic lemons
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 cm of fresh ginger
- 2 litres mineral or spring water
- It's important to carefully wash the organic lemons in order to avoid pesticides! If you're lucky enough to have your own lemons from your garden, it's even better! Then cut them into small pieces by removing the seeds.
- Add the small lemon slices with the entire skin in the blender.
- Peel 4 cloves of garlic and put them also in the blender. There's no need to grate them or cut them into pieces. The blender will take care of them.
- Peel the fresh ginger and cut it into small pieces then add them in the blender. Add about half a liter of mineral water or spring water and blend until you have a smooth, lumpless and totally homogeneous liquid mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a large pot or jar and add 1.5 liter of mineral water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Once the preparation takes a syrupy texture cut the heat, let it cool completely, filter with a colander and pour in a bottle with a funnel. Then leave the bottles in the fridge. Better use glass bottles.
Enjoy and be healthy :-)!
Also, you can drink this juice without boiling and use the ginger, garlic and lemon juice raw. But for me and for people with sensitive stomach, I recommend that the mixture gets a little heat treating by boiling it for at least 10 to 20 minutes at medium heat.
If you love ginger and lemon (and who doesn’t really) then you may also like my ginger lemonade recipe too 😉
Have you tried making this drink at home? Let me know in the comments below.