Need more GINGER in my life, PLZ!

I been really into ginger lately. Perhaps, its because I’m moving to the land of the gingers (IRELAND) in 25 days. So, I’m sharing two of my favorite ginger flavored concoctions. :)

Tropical Iced Green Tea

Why yes, that is a reusable straw!

Why yes, that is a reusable straw!

Bring large pot of water and a few chunks of ginger to an almost boil and turn off heat. Green tea will burn if the water is too hot or if it steeps for too long, creating a bitter taste. Tips for the ALMOST boil: Look for steam wafting from the pot and small bubbles sitting on the bottom of the pot. Add 6-10 spoonfuls of loose leaf tea or matte (used lemongrass, ginger green tea). Let sit on stovetop for 2-3 minutes, filter out leaves, and let cool. Fill up a large glass with ice and a few frozen pineapple chunks. Add cooled tea, maybe a touch o’ honey, AND sip on that! Repeat and be stoked you brewed extra :)

Use at least this this much ginger. Good for digestion, inflammation, and immunity!

Use at least this this much ginger. Good for digestion, inflammation, and immunity!

The Gingaloupe Drink! 

This one is a bit different. I tested this on my grandma, who loved it. She hates all things healthy, and usually complains about cantaloupe too. Serves 1-2 or as many as you are willing to share with

Blend  and enjoy:

  • Half a cantaloupe
  • 1 cup of carrots (I used baby carrots as they were readily available in my fridge), 
  • Ginger, peeled
  • 5+ ice cubes