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Ginger, Lemon and Turmeric Concentrate Recipe

by Ayelet Connell

At this time of year many of us and our families are still plagued with the typical winter immune issues like colds, stomach bugs and the flu. Here is a fantastic immune-boosting and digestion-supporting recipe using ginger, lemon and turmeric.

Follow the directions below and once you have the concentrate, it will stay fresh left in the fridge for over a week in a covered jar. Just one tablespoon per day in your water bottle or in a “ginger/lemon/turmeric tea” will leave you feeling refreshed and also more resilient.

Ingredients
1 whole lemon
1 whole, large ginger
1 piece of turmeric root
Nut bag

Directions
• Squeeze 1 whole lemon into a blender.
• Peel and chop up whole, large ginger and add to blender. Make sure you chop it into smaller chunks if you don’t have a high powered blender.
• Peel and chop 1 piece of turmeric root and add to blender.
• Purée. You’ll need to use blender stopper if you have one, to help push ginger and turmeric down into blade.
• Pour mixture into nut bag over bowl. (You can find nut bags at Whole Foods Market or through Amazon.com.)
• Squeeze juice through nut bag into bowl and then pour juice into container.
• Store juice in airtight container in fridge.
• Discard ginger/turmeric fiber (or store in freezer in chunks to use in cooking.)
• Add 1-2 Tbsp to a glass of water or make into tea with 1 tsp of honey.

Ayelet Connell, PhD, PT, IMT, C is President and owner of Integrative Wellness & Physical Therapy, in Bloomfield, a wellness center offering physical therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and nutritional wellness. Connell is a natural health expert and has written and published many articles on the subject. See ad, page 12.
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