Chopped fresh ginger root (how much depends on how spicy you like things, I use about 10cm)Boiling Water – filtered water is best
Stevia (liquid or powder, I use about 8 drops of Sweetleaf Lemon Drop flavoured stevia)
1 – 2 TBS Apple cider vinegar (ACV - use raw apple cider vinegar, such as Braggs or other brand – my favourite is Chantal Organics – NZ for it’s mild flavour)
Optional: Small pinch cayenne pepper (this is great for the metabolism, but it is very hot, so use with caution!!) and ¼ - ½ tsp cardamom powder or a couple of cardamom pods & sliced lemon.
Peel and finely chop fresh ginger and pop it into a teapot or saucepan, add the optional ingredients if you want them. Pour over boiling (filtered) water and let seep for at least 10 minutes or until cold.
Strain out the ginger (and optional cardamom, cayenne pepper and lemon slices) and pour the liquid into a litre (quart) glass jar. Add ACV and stevia to taste. Make up to 1 litre with water. Add ice or allow to cool in the fridge (best served icy cold!).
Drink with a straw as the ACV is (obviously) acidic and it’s not good for your teeth to get coated in it all day long! You can drink as much of this as you like (the more the better!). The benefits include improved digestive function, reduced cravings, improved circulation and if you are experiencing nausea, the ginger will help a lot! For more info, see Serene’s post here.