Recipe and photos courtesy of: Linda Wagner
We have found our new obsession in this sweet and simple tea! Ginger, turmeric, and goji berries transform this drink into an insane health tonic that helps fight off nasty cancer-causing cells and benefits your overall health. Read up on just how amazing these three ingredients are and discover for yourself why you need to stir up a batch of this tea immediately!
GINGER: Derived from the rhizome of the plant, ginger is native to Asia and is used both as food and as medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used to expel “cold”, “wind” and “dampness”, and is believed to stop the reverse flow of Qi (energy). Ginger is known to have antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer capabilities.
TURMERIC: Turmeric is a spice grown in India and other tropical regions of Asia. It has a long history of use in herbal remedies, particularly in China, India, and Indonesia. The root and rootstock, or rhizome, of the plant contain curcumin, which is considered to be the active ingredient. Turmeric is a common food flavoring and coloring in Asian cooking. Curcumin has been found to: inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells, inhibit the transformation of cells from normal to tumor, and help the body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout the body.
GOJI BERRIES: One of the best benefits of brightly colored berries, like goji berries, is that they contain high levels of antioxidants and are rich in carotenoids like beta-carotene and zeaxanthin, which are extremely effective in fighting cancer. When you eat goji berries, the antioxidants seek out and remove cancer causing free radicals in the blood.
- 3 inch knob of ginger (or substitute 3 Tbs ginger powder)
- 3 inch piece of turmeric root (or substitute 3 Tbs turmeric powder)
- ½ cup goji berries (or substitute 3 Tbs goji powder)
- 6 small lemons
- 2 tsp stevia powder
- 80 ounces purified water
- In a large blender add about a quart (32 ounces) of water and your goji berries. Let sit for several hours until the goji berries are plump and hydrated. The exact amount of water is not important, just be sure that the goji berries have time to absorb the water and become soft. Then blend the mixture well and pour through a nut milk bag or mesh strainer into a large 80 ounce pitcher.
- In a juicer, juice your ginger root, turmeric, and lemons.
- In your large pitcher add the ginger+turmeric+lemon juice, goji juice, and enough water to fill. Then add stevia to taste. Mix well with a wooden spoon and adjust flavors as needed. Let sit for about 10 mins before serving to let the flavors blend. Will last about 5 days in the fridge.
- If you are using powder ingredients only, you’ll want to prepare the herbs as you would loose leaf tea. Boil hot water, add to the powders, and let sit until room temp. Then add your lemon, goji juice, and stevia to taste.