Ginger Lemonade Elixir- this delicious yet simple elixir made with fresh lemon and ginger juice will boost your immune system during the cold and flu season! This homemade drink is packed with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties. Ready in just 5 minutes!
MULTIPLE HEALTH BENEFITS
Flu season has come early this year causing several in my household to come home with runny noses, coughs, and congestion.
There are hundreds of over the counter drugs to relieve symptoms, but if you are like me, I prefer to treat illness naturally and foremost, PREVENT getting sick.
One of the simplest and most affordable things my family does to keep our immune system’s strong is to get our daily dose of vitamin C.
The daily recommendation is 65-95 milligrams a day and the maximum recommendation is 2,000 milligrams.
Lemons are high in vitamin C and ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Both lemon and ginger combined drank on a regular basis will keep our immune system’s strong.
Homemade ginger lemonade drank daily has several health benefits. It gives a boost to the immune system, reduces inflammation in the body, cleanses the liver, helps kill bacteria in the stomach and tastes great!
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This is also one of my favorite remedies to give to my kids when they are feeling sick, and they love drinking it!
For coughs, we use this Ginger Lemonade in conjunction with the traditional steam tent remedy. It has been very helpful for releasing mucus from head colds and miserable dry coughs.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER LEMONADE ELIXIR
The first step in making this immune-boosting drink is to start with fresh lemons and ginger root. Next, pick your sweetener. I like to use stevia, honey or Lakanto. The sweetener amount really depends on your palate.
Next, juice your lemons into a jar and be sure to remove any seeds.
Then, peel and chop your ginger root. The more you use the better! Run this through a garlic press to squeeze out the ginger juice.
Finally, add your preferred sweetener and top off with water and ice if desired. Place a lid on your mason jar, shake, taste for sweetness and pour into a glass.
Serve these with a slice of lemon and you have a super boosted immune fighting drink!
Drink this on a regular basis to support your immune system during the cold and flu season.
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GINGER LEMONADE ELIXIR RECIPE
WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT!
Ginger Lemonade- a simple elixir that gives your immune system a super boost during the cold and flu season! Ready in 5 minutes!
- 1 1/2 lemons
- 1 inch piece ginger root, or more if desired
- 3 cups water
- 6–8 ice cubes (optional)
- stevia, Lakanto or raw honey to taste
- Juice the lemons and place in a quart sized mason jar. Remove and discard seeds.
- Peel and mince the ginger root. Put ginger root in a garlic press to squeeze out the ginger juice. Squeeze juice into large glass.
- Add preferred sweetener, ice cubes and top off with cold water.
- Place lid, shake and taste for desired sweetness. Add more if you like.
- Pour into a glass and serve with lemon slices. Drink frequently.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: beverage
Originally published on March 3, 2018 & updated on November 11, 2019