We have a recipe for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!
It’s refreshing, contains a little caffeine from the green tea, plus tons of anti-inflammatory benefits.
This original recipe called for fresh ginger and turmeric but if you don’t have any, you also can use powdered. It’s usually made with lime but if you don’t have any, no worries! Skip the fruit, use another citrus, or even experiment with some frozen berries.
Tip: double or triple this so you can have some ready to grab a couple days in a row.
Golden Iced Tonic
- 1 cup (250 ml) water
- 1 bag green tea
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or ¼ tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger OR ¾ tsp dried ginger
- 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric, or 1 tsp dried turmeric
- ½ tbsp honey honey, preferably manuka
- ½ tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- Ice cubes
- 1 cup (250 ml) sparkling water
(OPTIONAL: Lime/lemon/orange wedges or frozen berries)
Bring water to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat. Add tea bag, spices, honey and vinegar. Turn the heat to low and let the mixture steep for 10-15 minutes.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a glass container. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
To serve, add the sparkling water and ice cubes, with optional citrus wedges or berries.
Play around with the ingredients to make it the way you like it. Hope you enjoy it!