RecipeGinger Turmeric Cherry Tea

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 7 g
    • Natural Sugar: 7 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg

Ginger and turmeric are the BFFs of the anti-inflammatory world. Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that may help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. In fact, some research suggests it could potentially work as well as ibuprofen. Turmeric’s beneficial effects are likely a result of a compound called curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, which functions as both an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. And ginger offers similar benefits—one study found that consuming 2 grams of ginger daily (about 1 teaspoon fresh grated gingerroot or ¼ teaspoon dried ginger powder) helped to relieve muscle soreness by 25 percent the day after a workout compared to those who were given a placebo. Add in tart cherry juice and we have ourselves a new bes-tea. This steeped-to-perfection combination is warming, calming, and oh-so-soothing. Enjoy it as needed to suppress inflammation or as a daily Rx for ongoing benefits.

  • Recipe notes:

• To increase the effectiveness of curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), include a dash of black pepper.

• For a sweeter sip, add honey or sugar substitute (I prefer stevia or monkfruit)

• You can make a big batch in advance to keep in the fridge for convenience. Then warm one mug at a time when you’re ready to sip.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 1 serving
  • • 1 tea bag, black or green (regular or decaf)
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • • Pinch ground black pepper
  • • 2 ounces tart cherry juice

Bring ¾ cup of water (about 6 ounces) to a boil. Place the tea bag, turmeric, ginger, and pepper in a mug, add boiling water, stir, and cover. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

While the tea is steeping, bring the cherry juice to a light boil, either on the stove top or in the microwave. Add the heated juice to the mug of tea and mix. Remove tea bag and discard. For a sweeter sip, you can add honey or a sugar substitute. Stir and enjoy!

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