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Refreshing turmeric lemonade

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Like most people, I enjoy a healthy homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day, and whenever I can, I add a twist to the traditional lemonade recipe. Two summers ago, I attended an event hosted by a wellness brand, and among the foods and drinks we sampled, was this amazing turmeric lemonade.

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Never in a million years would I have thought that a drink made from turmeric would be possible. But there it was, refreshing and delicious. 

The ingredients included turmeric, of course, ginger, lemon, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper.

I asked for the recipe to this flavorful drink, but as expected, the recipe was secret.

From that day, I promised myself that I would try to recreate and perfect this turmeric lemonade. And here we are, two years later! I have figured it all out, and the recipe has been a huge hit in my home. In the past, I have made this delish lavender lemonade and the only thing I can say to you is that, if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out.

Let’s talk about lemon water and turmeric benefits

So, this lemonade doesn’t just quench your thirst, drinking lemon water and turmeric has plenty of amazing benefits. While watching the sunset or just lazing around on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, your health will be flourishing.

Let’s quickly go through the health benefits.

Benefits of turmeric

Turmeric helps to reduce inflammation

Research shows that the compound, called curcumin, which is found in turmeric, is known to significantly reduce inflammation in people with arthritis. If you are a fitness bunny and suffer from sore muscles after an intense workout, a study found ‘may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness’. 

That said, a glass of this turmeric lemonade may help boost your gym performance as well as speed up muscle recovery.

lemon water and turmeric benefits

Turmeric boosts immune system

Turmeric is a well-known immunity strengthening spice. It’s one of the main ingredients in colds and flu home remedies that actually work. There are plenty of other health benefits of turmeric and if you are curious, you can read more in this Medical News Today article.

Benefits of ginger

Ginger, as we may know, has many proven health benefits, and just like turmeric, ginger is also an anti-inflammatory. I’m just going to touch on a few of the health benefits of ginger.

Ginger helps to fight nausea

Ginger is one of the best home remedies that will help you control nausea, including morning sickness, also settles an upset tummy.

Ginger will help you lose weight

If you are trying to lose weight, this turmeric lemonade will help you lose belly fat and achieve weight loss success.

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Along with a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise, ginger will help you shed pounds by acting as an appetite suppressant and leaving you feeling full for longer.

Essential reading:

Cucumber ginger water – hydrating detox water for a flat belly

Cayenne pepper health benefits

Remember when Beyoncé lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks for her role in Dreamgirls? Well, she went on this crazy cayenne pepper diet, also known as the lemonade or maple syrup diet.

If you are intrigued by how the diet works, this articles covers everything there’s to know about the cayenne pepper diet for insane weight loss.

A wonderful ingredient in cayenne is capsicum, packs amazing benefits, some of which include speeding up metabolism, improving blood circulation and also helps to ease nasal congestion.

Apart from helping you torch calories faster, cayenne pepper also has antioxidant properties which help prevent the damage of cells in your body.

Phew, enough of that health benefits of turmeric lemonade. How about we actually make the lemonade?!

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What you will need to make turmeric lemonade for weight loss

Before you try out this recipe, it’s important to note that turmeric does stain materials and surfaces quite a lot, so you have to be extra careful with it. If your utensils or surfaces are sustained during the process, you can easily get rid of turmeric stains with a homemade solution.

Simply mix one cup of water, with ½ cup of white vinegar, and a bit of dishwashing liquid. Soak the stained fabric or utensil for 20 minutes and wash it off.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger, or 1 root fresh ginger
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, preferably this one
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 7 cups water

Method

Fill a saucepan with water and place on the stove. Add turmeric, cayenne and ginger in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat for 10 minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the stove and set aside to cool down.

Strain the mixture into a pitcher and add lemon juice, honey and apple cider vinegar.

Gently stir and place the pitcher in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Mix until smooth when ready to serve and enjoy!

Yield: 4

Refreshing turmeric lemonade

turmeric weight loss recipes

This turmeric lemonade is refreshingly delicious spicy and doesn’t just quench your thirst, but comes with plenty of amazing benefits, including weight loss.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger, or 1 root fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 7 cups of water

Instructions

    1. Fill a saucepan with water and place on the stove. Add
    turmeric, cayenne and ginger in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat
    for 10 minutes.

    2. Remove the saucepan from the stove and set aside to
    cool down.

    3. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and add lemon juice,
    honey and apple cider vinegar.

    4. Gently stir and place the pitcher in the fridge to chill
    for at least 2 hours or overnight.

    5. Mix until smooth when ready to serve and enjoy!






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2 thoughts on “Refreshing turmeric lemonade”

    1. How awkward was that that I left out the main ingredient 🙂 I have edited and it should be 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric. Thank you!!

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