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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ginger Lemon Detox Drink

I was surprised to notice that a lot of food ingredients that are allowed in a detox diet are commonly used in Indian kitchens regularly, especially the spices that aid in digestion and kick start the metabolism. This detox drink for instance, consists of two powerful detoxing ingredients, ginger and lemon which are commonly found in most kitchens. 
I made this drink on my husband's request without realizing at that moment that it is detoxifying. Ginger is anti inflammatory and effective in relieving digestive problems.Whereas lemon water is believed to be a natural diuretic which helps in detoxifying the body. And besides the citrus fruit is high in vitamin C content. Start your day healthy with a glass of this ginger lemon drink or refrigerate and drink through out the day.
2.5 to 3 cups of water
2 inch piece of ginger
1/2 lemon

* Peel the ginger and either grate it or cut into small pieces.
* Bring together ginger and water to a boil. Or water can be boiled and poured over the ginger and allowed to sit for few minutes.  
* Squeeze the lemon juice or add the lemon slices to the ginger water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes if slices were added.
* Filter out the ginger pieces and lemon slices. 
* Enjoy the drink warm or cold. (My husband loved it with a pinch of salt and black pepper addition.)

This is going to be a part of Blogging marathon #64 under 'detox recipes' and check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.



Srivalli said...

That's a wonderful drink and as you say most of the recipes listed under some of these diets are common in our cuisine.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I do drink lemon juice regularly. Adding ginger would make it nice and flavourful.. Will try this tomorrow..

Varadas Kitchen said...

The pictures with the lemon slices look nice. The drink looks so refreshing.

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent detox drink, am sure this drink is definitely prefect to kick start a detox diet.

Sapana Behl said...

Ginger lemon drink looks perfect for detox diet.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Ginger is known for its anti inflammatory properties and I ams ure this drink will do a lot of good to our body.

Usha said...

Lemon ginger drink looks wonderful. This must be a great detox drink considering the health benefits of both lemon and ginger.

Pavani N said...

That is a great detox drink to start any day with. Looks great.