The universe, it appears, has been plotting to get me to spend less time on my computer. At least that’s the message I’m getting. First, my laptop self-destructed a couple weeks back. And then some of my credit card information was compromised… Bank of America sent me a new card but I forgot that I had my Internet set up with auto-pay using the old card. I was promptly cut off last night, just as I was getting ready to upload my photos and posts. Oops.
It’s always one of my favorite hot drinks when I’m on a cleanse and caffeine is off-limits. I’ve never been much of a fan of the herbal teas available in stores but this homemade version always hits the spot. The ginger is warming and immune-boosting while lemongrass adds a fragrant and citrusy touch.
Lemongrass and Ginger Tea
Yield: 4-6 servings
* 3-4 bunches of lemongrass, woody ends trimmed.
* 2-3-inch piece ginger, scrubbed and cut into thin slices
* 6 cups water
* stevia or honey
Use the back (blunt side) of a large butcher’s knife and give a couple whacks to the lemongrass to bruise the bulbs and release some of the oils.
Combine the lemongrass, ginger and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drain and sweeten to taste with stevia or honey.