Mint Ginger Lemonade

I love this refreshing lemonade with a minty and gingery zing!

Fresh Mint & Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water

Directions:

  1. Combine chopped mint, ginger and honey in medium bowl; add boiling water and allow to steep for 30-40 minutes; strain into a 4 cup glass measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract liquid; add lemon juice and enough cold water to measure 4 cups total.
  2. Fill glasses with ice cubes; add lemonade; garnish with mint leaves and fresh lemon slices.

Enjoy!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Winter Wellness Soup

In traditional Chinese medicine, soups are sometimes part of the treatment plan, and there are lots of "food as medicine" ingredients that can be added to soups. Mushrooms, such as shiitake and maitake,  can be considered medicinal because they provide substantial support to the immune system. Spices also have medicinal value. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial for the digestive system; thyme can benefit respiratory health while garlic is known for its antimicrobial activity and can help to prevent infection. This Winter Wellness Soup is a delicious way to tackle cold and flu symptoms.

Enjoy!

In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots, green onion, ginger, garlic, celery and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add broth, water, bok choy and miso. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.