Mmmm… there are few things that are as soothing as some healing tea.
If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are exhausted, it will calm you…
The sun is always shining here in California, but somehow I can feel the cold is coming… Autumn is here and winter is around the corner!
It must be the holiday flavors that make this soothing tea feel like winter in the summer heat! The cinnamon and cloves have a wintery way of inviting snuggles and sweet kisses…
My husband sips it as he does his reading, I sip as I snuggle up next to him, dreaming of my new blog… our toddler is coloring and enjoying tea from his sippy cup, the aroma even has our dogs feeling warm & cozy. The entire family is snuggling, relaxing and being creative… life is sweet 🙂
This Tea and Nectar jelly are a perfect Wintertime Remedy… even in this super heat!
Why these ingredients?
Lemons are detoxifying, alkalizing, full of Vitamin C- what a perfect ingredient! Lemon’s go one step further by fighting infection and cleansing your Liver and Bowels. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of warm water in the morning is a great Detoxifier.
Ginger is used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas. Ginger is also used for pain relief, arthritis, sore muscles, menstrual pain, respiratory infections & cough.
Cloves are anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic. They’re packed with antioxidants and are good sources of minerals, omega-3s, fiber and vitamins.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known. Like Lemon & Ginger, it is known for its healing properties for cold/flu. It helps fight fungal and bacterial infection and is also known to help fight diabetes, alzheimers, MS and can lower cholesterol.
Coconut Nectar has Coconut sugar, not table sugar. Table sugar has zero nutritional value, whereas Coconut Nectar is from the sap of the Coconut blossom and has several nutrients. Most notable are B vitamins, Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium, along with a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar. *this ingredient is optional and not necessary.
All together, these ingredients create a Yummy Yummy Healing Tea Remedy for you and little ones!
2-3 Lemons (small/medium)
1-2 Ginger Nuggets (approx 4 inches long)
1/2 Tablespoon of Cloves
3 Cinnamon Sticks
Coconut Nectar (to taste)
Instructions for Tea:
-First thoroughly wash your Lemons & Ginger.
-Thinly slice both lemons and place in pot.
-Thinly slice your Ginger about 1/8 inch, place in pot.
-Next add the Cloves to the Pot.
-Add 3 Sticks of Cinnamon
-Add 8 cups of Spring or Alkaline Water to your pot.
-Simmer on low/medium heat for 30 mins.
-If you see a nice yellow tint, your Yummy Tea is ready!
-Use a ladle and pour some into your cup.
-Add about 1 tsp of Coconut Nectar to your cup, get comfy & cozy… enjoy!
Nectar Jelly Ingredients & Instructions:
-Use ingredients above, excluding Cinnamon & Cloves.
-1-2 cups of Coconut Nectar (12-16oz).
-Thinly slice the Lemon/Ginger the same way as above.
-Using a Mason Jar, layer your ingredients (12-16oz).
-Pour Nectar on bottom, then Lemon, then Ginger.
-Repeat each step until the Jar is full, Nectar is on top.
-Close lid, store in your refrigerator for min. 36hrs.
-Anytime you need Yummy Healing Nectar, spoon some into a cup.
-Pour hot water over it, let it steep then enjoy!
-You are going to love this Lemon-Ginger-Nectar Jelly… It’s so Yummy Yummy Baby!
Stay healthy this Winter, Dr. Dee 🙂
** I also use it for sore throats & cough, swallowing 1 spoonful.
*Ginger is very safe, and we use it for cough/flu, but if you are taking blood thinners, please consult your doctor before taking Ginger or any of these ingredients on a regular basis. We only drink 1-2 cups a day (1 for kids). Drink water with every cup! As always, use precautions and test for allergies.
*This is a remedy my family uses, this does not serve as medical advice, please consult your doctor for any medical concerns.