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For many, lemonade is a drink from childhood. Over time, his recipe has been improved, and now ginger lemonade is often made. Useful properties of such a drink are much higher because it combines two ingredients, each of which is rich in vitamins and amino acids.
Ginger and lemon were used during colds in ancient times, but now they are an excellent alternative to tablets and powders. In addition, this lemonade has a positive effect on the digestive system, improving its work, and is also useful for heart disease. It strengthens blood vessels and dilutes the blood, reduces high blood pressure, eliminates inflammatory processes in the joints.
The essential oils included in the composition accelerate the metabolism, making ginger lemonade famous as a slimming drink. Regular consumption of lemonade contributes to the removal of excess fluid from the body, so it is recommended to drink it during a diet to lose weight.
Lemonade( with ginger or without ginger) is not recommended for use with gastritis, ulcers, or increased acidity of the stomach.
It is very easy to make ginger lemonade at home, and you don’t need much time. To diversify the taste, if desired, spicy herbs and spices( mint, cloves, saffron, cinnamon, turmeric) are added to the main ingredients.
Honey is used instead of sugar, which makes lemonade more useful. However, it is precisely for this reason that the drink is not harvested for the future by the method of conservation, but is consumed only freshly prepared. Firstly, it will greatly reduce its beneficial properties, and secondly, ginger and lemon are available all year round - you can always buy them on the market or in the store.
Ginger should be cleaned very carefully, because the root has a rather dense structure, and its curved shape makes the process a bit uncomfortable.
Mineral sparkling water can be used to prepare the drink. It will make it look like a store product. However, you should not completely replace drinking water with soda, it is advisable to add them in a 1: 1 ratio, or simply pour a little mineral water into a glass just before drinking.
Another interesting option is to make a tea-based beverage. Instead of water, ginger and lemon are put in brewed tea, preferably black. So you can get an interesting color and specific taste.
Homemade Lemonade with Ginger
There is nothing difficult in how to make ginger lemonade. For 3 liters of drink you will need:
- 200 g of ginger root;
- 2 lemons;
- 2 tbsp.lSahara;
- 4 tbsp.lhoney
As you can see, this recipe uses honey and sugar. It makes the drink sweeter and not so cloying. If you wish, you can put one thing.
- With the spine, with a knife, cut off the dark top layer of the skin and rub it on a fine grater.
- Pour a liter of water into a large saucepan and put grated root there.
- Place a kettle with 2 liters of water on the next burner. Cool the boiled water.
- While the water is boiling, wash the lemons and use a grater to peel the zest.
- Squeeze juice out of the remaining citrus pulp.
- Add lemon zest to ginger and bring water to a boil.
- Pour sugar and, stirring, let it dissolve.
- Remove the boiled billet from the fire and strain.
- Allow the beverage to cool to near room temperature and add lemon juice and chilled water. Put honey. Lemonade is ready.
To make ginger lemonade a beautiful color, a little bit of turmeric is added when brewing the main ingredients.
Tint with mint
To make a refreshing lemonade, a small piece of ginger( about 4-5 cm in length) peel and finely chop.
For lemonade, choose fresh ginger with juicy pulp. If the root is long lay, it can give the drink an extra bitterness.
Put the chopped back into the pan, add mint( to taste) and pour 1 tbsp.water. Bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes and allow to cool to 40 degrees. Strain.
You can squeeze juice from one lemon and pour it into a separate container, you can - into a high jug in which lemonade with ginger and lemon will mix. Add to it:
- ginger-mint decoction;
- squeezed lemon juice;
- honey to taste.
Vitamin drink without boiling
To keep all the useful elements of the ingredients, many housewives use the recipe of ginger lemonade, prepared by pouring.
Peel a small piece of ginger root 4 cm in length and finely chop it into strips.
Pour one medium lemon with boiling water and remove the zest from it.
In a separate bowl, squeeze the juice from the lemon.
Put chopped ginger and lemon zest into a glass bowl and pour them with hot boiled water( not more than 1.5 liters).Allow to cool, and then pour the squeezed juice into the infusion and put a couple of spoons of honey.
Put lemonade in the refrigerator overnight to infuse. You can put in the jar the remains of lemon pulp.
Homegrown lemonade with ginger will be happy to drink, both adults and children. In the summer, he perfectly quenches his thirst, and in cold winter evenings a warm drink will warm and invigorate.
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