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So, do you have routines that you do every morning to help your mind and body best prepare for the day ahead? I am a creature of habit; I love to wake up early (like 5 am early) when it's just Flora and Peep and me awake.
I always have a cup of green tea, followed at some point by a light breakfast. By waking up at 5 am, I know that I have a good 2 hours before the rest of the house is awake…which in and of itself is very restorative to me. I usually get the dishwasher emptied from the night before and get my day planned.
One of the ‘habits' that I have tried to develop over the years is to have a cup of hot water with ginger and lemon prior to drinking my tea.
There are so many positive health benefits to this mixture; ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and digestive aid and lemon not only gives you a great daily dose of vitamin C but also has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. But, if I'm perfectly honest, grating fresh ginger and squeezing lemons every morning for my Ginger Lemon Tea is just not something I'm going to regularly do, despite the fact that I know it makes me feel better.
Enter my Ginger Lemon Tea cubes! I've been on a cubed food kick for a bit and this was another great candidate for the cubed treatment. By having the ingredients in a cube form, all I need to do each morning is pop one in my class of boiling water.
It dissolves quickly and cools the water down to the point where, if I want, I could add some honey to further boost the drink (especially in the spring when I use local honey to help ward off seasonal allergies.) I don't mind the ginger pulp that is at the bottom of my cup, but if it bothers you, then make it in a measuring cup and simply strain it when you pour it into your teacup.
To make my ginger lemon tea cubes, I grate ginger to make 1/4 of a cup. I then juice 4-5 lemons and add it to the ginger (I used some Meyer Lemon juice which caused the mixture to turn a lovely shade of peach) and then add water to make 2 cups of liquid. This will fill my 16 cube ice trays, 2 tablespoons for each cube.
If you are looking to add a cup of hot ginger lemon tea to your morning routine, these ginger lemon ‘tea' cubes are the perfect solution.
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