Friday, January 1, 2016

Hot Detox Tonic


  • 1 ginger tea bag or 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (see tip)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Few dashes cinnamon, to taste (I like Ceylon cinnamon)
  • Few dashes ground turmeric, to taste
  • Few dashes cayenne pepper, to taste (use less if you don’t like heat)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small lemon slice
  • Pure maple syrup, to taste (I use 1 teaspoon)


  1. Grab an extra large mug or a small teapot (3 cup capacity). Place ginger tea bag inside.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and pour all the water into the mug/teapot. Cover and steep the ginger tea for 7-8 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bag. Set aside the tea bag to cool. Once the tea bag has cooled a bit you can gently squeeze it into the pot to infuse the tea with even more ginger flavour.
  4. Add the cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne. Whisk until combined.
  5. Add the vinegar and drop in the lemon wedge. Whisk to infuse the lemon.
  6. Add maple syrup, to taste, and whisk to combine.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!
1) In lieu of the ginger tea bag, you can substitute a packed 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger. This version is spicier than using a tea bag. Pop the fresh grated ginger into a tea ball or mesh tea steeper, and steep tea for about 6-7 minutes. Proceed as usual.
2) The spices tend to settle at the bottom of the mug/pot. Simply whisk it now and then to redistribute.

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