Ginger Brew

#india Since returning from India, it’s all I want. rishi In fact, I think it’s the reason none of us got sick. #dipa 16 people. No one got sick. #deepyoga One wore herself down, needed a day of rest, but that’s not the same as getting sick. Not India sick. #Ganges Ginger Lemon Honey Tea. Mother Nature’s gold. We drank it every day. And now it is all I want. #IYF2014 Since coming home, though, I’m replacing hot water with sparkling. I don’t know why. It’s just what I crave. It seems to help with the jet lag. It also helps with fatigue, ache-y bones, travel sickness, nausea. It is so vata-reducing this drink, it takes straight aim at any imbalances that result from irregularity, hyper mobility, or dryness – all of which describe a trip across the world. monkey So here’s what I’m doing now. It’s a little like the Lemony Ginger Tonic I posted a few years back, but this one is easier to make, and a lot more fun to drink. First, because it is not a cold remedy, so you don’t make it when you are sick but when you are happy, alive with deep, rich memories. Second, it is so fizzy, it will make you dance. It’s elegant enough to serve as a “virgin” cocktail, while its color and sparkle make it a great wake-up spritz for breakfast or brunch. #Lemon #Ginger #Brew Ginger Lemon Honey Sparkle 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled 1 lemon, juiced 1-2 very generous spoons of raw honey sparkling water Optional: 2 slices of pink grapefruit, peeled, for extra detox zing Put the ginger, lemon juice (and grapefruit optionally) with a bit of water in your high speed blender, and mix on high to really macerate the ginger. Add the honey and blend some more. This time you can mix on low but mix it long enough to really integrate the textures. Fill three-quarters of a glass with sparkling water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the ginger-lemon-honey blend. Enjoy while it is still fizzy. #gingerbrew Let me know what you think. It is also great for a Spring detox, and can be used as a cold remedy – but then you’d want to heat it up instead, with non-fizzy water. That’s how we had it in India. Every day. And – did I mention? – no one got sick. ginger lemon sparkle

To your best health. May you enjoy of all of Mother Nature’s true gifts.

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Thanks to Jamie Rollins for photos 4 and 6. More photos from our adventure are here.

Thank you for reading and committing yourself to good health. Every individual is an integral part of the whole and thus makes an important contribution to our integrated wholeness.

Namaste!  

Yum

14 thoughts on “Ginger Brew

  1. I love that i can hear your voice as I read your written words. This is a beautiful post. The photos are incredible and capture the essence of your memories in India. This sounds so good and I look forward to making post 21 DAY CLEANSE. I have always loved a cocktail but find it usually the ritual that I most crave – pretty color in a pretty glass something that tastes special and this is not only ALL of that but good for me too. Thanks you Laura as always I am grateful for all that I learn from you.

  2. sounds wonderful and your pictures are such a remembrance of my time in India. Thank you for the recipe and memories.

  3. Dear Laura,

    I just made up some Ginger Brew, delicious!!!

    I so enjoyed the photos of the India trip, yaaaay for ginger brew and no one getting sick!

    Thank you, Cathy

  4. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO USE THE HONEY? MY WIFE AND I ARE TRYING TO RID OURSELVES OF CANDIDA AND WITH HONEY HAVING HIGH SUGAR CONTENT I AM HESITANT TO USE IT.

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