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Healthy And Refreshing Basil Ginger Limeade [Recipe]

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In a covered pot, just about bring to a boil 1 tbsp grated ginger and 2 tbsp chopped basil in 2 cups of water. Turn off the heat. Let the herbs infuse for 1-2 hrs. Strain out the herbs. Reheat the broth, add 1/2 cup each of honey and lime juice. Garnish, serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate for upto 2 days. This limeade is a perfect, late afternoon pick-me-up alternative to coffee!

What drink do you like to serve when you have guests? For many years we hosted Easter at our home. My husband has 6 siblings and my family has been in the same area for 6 generations, so what that means is – lots of people.

I figured out long ago that, I could really save money if I made the drinks myself for these big family parties instead of filling up ice chests of store-bought drinks.

“What would it mean for our health if we drank delicious, medicinal healing beverages for our daily refreshment?”

This is a recipe that I came up with and people loved it!

Guests Will Love It: Young And Old Alike

Try out this crowd pleasing, refreshing drink that not only will your people love, but it’s packed with health benefits. This is a tried and true recipe that I’ve been serving for more than 2 decades to family, friends and to my students in class.

What are your go-to drinks when the feast takes place on your turf?

What do you think about trying this one? This delicious drink is great for summer but, you can also serve it warm in the winter.

Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helps keep away colds. Basil is the great digester. It is the perfect drink for feasts and potlucks, it will help you digest your meal.

One of the best ways to get herbs into your family is to get it into yummy tasting drinks. Do you eat healthy organic food, but maybe could use a little boost in creating healthy drinks? What would it mean for our health if we drank delicious, medicinal healing beverages for our daily refreshment?

Try the delicious Ginger Basil Limeade and let me know what you think!

Basil Ginger Limeade

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place ginger, basil and water in a pot with a lid on it. I use stainless steel Revere pots; glass and enamel pots also work well.
  2. Bring water and herbs just barely to a boil and then immediately turn off the fire.
  3. Let basil and ginger steep for 1-2 hours.
  4. Using a metal strainer, remove the herbs from the tea.
  5. Gently re-heat the tea and add honey.
  6. Add lime juice and garnish.
  7. Drink warm in the winter or chilled for a great summer refreshment.
  8. The shelf life of this tea is about two days if kept covered in the refrigerator.
Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

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