Summer is here is here and boy is it hot here in the desert! This drink has become our absolute favorite! It is not only refreshing, but has amazing health benefits. Turmeric is anti-inflamatory, ginger is great for digestion, local raw honey is amazing for seasonal allergies and lime is just plain awesome. That is it, 4 ingredients, 5 ingredients if you count the water and you are good an hydrated all summer long. My husband loves it so much that he is planning on using it as his sports drink. He is mixing it with hierba mate tea and taking it biking.
1, 2 inch piece of turmeric peeled and cut into 5 or 6 chunks (you could also use the dried spice about 1 tsp, but I prefer the taste of fresh)
1, 2 inch piece of ginger peeled and cut into 5 or 6 chunks (you could also use the dried spice about 1 tsp but I prefer the taste of fresh)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (2-4 limes depending on how juicy they are) (you could use lemon as well, it too is super yummy)
3 T local raw honey
4 cups + 2 cups of Filtered water
Place the chopped turmeric and ginger in a pot with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Turn down to low and let simmer 5 min or so. Turn off the heat add the 3 T or honey, stir to combine and let cool. Once cool take out the pieces of ginger and turmeric and pour into whatever you are going to use to store your drink. I use a large canning jar. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and the 1/2 cup of lime juice. Stir and drink right away over ice or store in the refrigerator.