Organic Apple Ginger Tea


My boyfriend and I are fighting a flu or cold today and I just made a big batch of this. I found this little gem of a recipe through the nutritionist, Cheryl V Mitchell, who taught with me at Cooking Matters. The best part about this is it’s simplicity to make. This drink is super healthy, non fat, low in calories, yet naturally sweet in taste through the apples. Fresh ginger is really good for upset tummies or good for nausea. This is also a fun tasty little drink to have around in cold, rainy or snowy weather. In Tahoe we almost always have a big pot of this going on the stove all day long while siting next to a crackling fire while watching the snow fall. The scent of the warm apples, ginger and cinnamon fill the house and I’ve had guests ask “what kind of scented candle is this?”

I make this in a big pot over the stove or in a large slow cooker, and bring to a simmer, but then turn down and keep on low heat the rest of the time. With this recipe, as with all my recipes, please adjust the ingredients to fit your own specific tastes

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 8 Apples quartered with skins left on (how “apple” you want the tea to taste is up to you)
  • 1 big knob of fresh ginger (I like a real large knob, I love the ginger flavor and spicy flavor it gives)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 to 12 cups of filtered water
  • Optional: Stevia or Organic honey to added additional sweetness after your ready to drink
  • Optional: ground nutmeg to taste

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker or a large pot
  2. Cover with the filtered water
  3. Bring to a high simmer, reduce heat to medium or medium low, and allow flavors to infuse for at least an hour
  4. I used a ladle to scoop out the “tea” into my cups
  5. You can also add extra water once, over the ingredients if the pot starts running low on liquid
  6. Enjoy!

*** This recipe kindly shared with me by Cheryl V Mitchell of The Diabetes Bootcamp

 

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