Spicy Turmeric Lemonade
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In Ayurvedic medicine there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:
- sattva, the state of contentment and calm;
- rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability; and
- tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind.
If you are trying to stay away or minimize your usage of alcoholic beverages, try this recipe for Spicy Turmeric Lemonade. Sounds like a great way to enjoy an interesting, tasty beverage without the lethargy-creating alcohol.
2-inch piece fresh ginger, crushed
½ tsp ground turmeric
3 cups water
¼ cup raw honey
½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
1 cup ice
To make the syrup, boil the ginger and turmeric with 1 cup of the water, covered, in a small saucepan for 10 minutes. (Boil longer if you want it stronger.) Take off the heat, and cool for 3–5 minutes. Stir in the honey until dissolved. Refrigerate until cold.
Combine the ginger-turmeric syrup, fresh lemon juice, and the remaining 2 cups of water. Divide into four glasses, each with a few cubes of ice.
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