Ginger has reputation as a great warming herb to tackle an upset stomach in the winter, but it’s actually perfect forsoothing summer tummy troubles too! Whether too much fun in the sun or frequent barbecue parties have you feeling alittle queasy, these refreshing ginger drinks will help you beat the heat and keep your tummy happy.
Simple Summer Switchel
Switchel has a long history of helping farmers keep cool in the fields and energized all day. Pure maple syrup can be quite sweet, so start with less and add more to taste.
Medium piece ginger, grated (about 2-3 inches)
2 Tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
2-3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Juice of one lemon
3 cups water
Combine all ingredients in a glass bottle or jar and shake well to combine. Chill overnight and serve over ice. For a fizzy option, use 1 cup water and combine with 2 cups sparkling water the next day.
Ginger Grapefruit Lemonade
1/3 cup chopped ginger
1/3 cup Xylitol or 1/2 Tbsp Stevia
2 cups boiling water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup grapefruit juice
2 cups cold water
1 grapefruit, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
Steep ginger and sweetener in boiling water for half an hour. Strain and add cold water, lemon, and grapefruit juice, cover, and chill overnight. Add lemon and grapefruit slices and serve over ice.
This article was originally published on NaturallySavvy.com