Spicy Citrus Tea

Tummy feeling off? Or just need something to bust through the after-dinner sweet cravings? This is the tea for you. The brightness of the citrus paired with the spiciness of the ginger and cayenne both calms belly discomfort AND sugar cravings. I like it as is, but feel free to add 1-2 tsp of raw local honey if it's a little too strong for you :)

Spicy Citrus Tea // vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free

Ingredients:

- 1/2 lemon, sliced

- 1/2 orange, sliced

- 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced

- generous pinch of cayenne (optional, but great for your digestion and immune system!)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a small pot and cover with 2-3 cups of filtered water.
  2. Let simmer over medium high heat for about 10 minutes (you can let it go longer for a more concentrated flavor).
  3. Pour into a mug and ENJOY!

Fire Up Ginger Tea

The spices in this tea boost your immune system and stimulate your digestion, making it the perfect tea if you're feeling under the weather, or if you feel like you need to flush something out your system.

Fire Up Ginger Tea // vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free

Ingredients:

- water

- 1 inch fresh ginger root, sliced

- 1 tsp cinnamon (or a whole stick)

- 1/2 lemon, sliced

- dash cayenne pepper

- raw local honey (optional, to taste)

Instructions:

1. Add water, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, and cayenne to a medium pot. Bring mixture to a boil, then turn down and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

2. Taste and add honey if desired. Enjoy hot, or let cool for a spicy iced tea. 

Note: This makes a strong tea so depending on your taste buds you may want to add more water.