Good morning and welcome to all the new friends and faces here! I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe with you today. It’s really simple to make, but its rewards are many. Ginger has countless health benefits and it’s been an addition to our produce drawer for a little while now. I first reached for it during my pregnancy to keep morning sickness at bay and now I use it to make a delicious and refreshing homemade tea – that my mom introduced me to. She had been making ginger tea alone for some time, but then decided to add an apple and it sweetened it right up! For this batch, I also added cinnamon sticks and a piece of bourbon black vanilla. While this was simmering, our home exuded the most delightful smells, it made it hard not to pour a cup before it was ready
My husband brought me back bourbon black vanilla from his travels through the Indian Ocean. I like it’s scent and texture – it’s gorgeous and infuses this tea with the perfect notes of vanilla.
one gala apple (a sweet apple), quartered
a chunk of ginger ( 2 x 2 inches), roughly peeled
two cinnamon sticks
one half of a vanilla bean, sliced open
twelve cups of water
Fill a large pot with twelve cups of water, add all of your ingredients.
Bring water to a rolling boil. Then reduce to low heat. Cover and let simmer for one hour.
Enjoy as hot tea, or let tea cool to room temperature, transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate
for thirty minutes and enjoy over ice with fresh apple slices.
I sip this tea hot or cold – you can taste all the exquisite flavors and reap the health benefits either way. With it’s combination of ginger, cinnamon, and apple, it really is a super tonic. So drink up!!
As you can see, Little A. had no hesitation in sticking his baby paws out for a taste.
Before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to express a BIG THANK YOU to Jessica Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior and to all of her lovely readers who have come by to say hello – what an honour to connect with you all. I had the privilege of being part of Jessica’s FOODIE FRIDAY series and I would love if you would stop by and read my interview here
Wishing you a beautiful, relaxing weekend!
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Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.