One Good Thing A Day – Project Day 35 – Ginger Lemon Goodness When You’re Under the Weather

I woke up feeling great this morning. The sun was shining bright, our little birds were chirping away and I went out to teach my little ones -and they were all unbelievably great!

On the way home…… wasn’t as great and I started to feel as bit off……with sneezes and sniffles (>_<) When I got home, it was time to make a pot full of ginger goodness that always helps when I feel a little under the weather. Not only is this drink a great antioxidant but it's also an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6, copper and manganese and the list goes on!

You will need:

A large fresh ginger root
Dried lemongrass (as much as you like)
Fresh Lemon
Optional: Cinnamon stick or powder

Fill a pot with water.

Slice the entire ginger root and place in the pot with the dried lemongrass.

Boil covered for 10-15 minutes.

Pour into a mug and add lemon juice and honey. Enjoy!

* If you would like the cinnamon version, add the cinnamon sticks or powder instead of lemongrass and boil for the same amount of time.

One Good Thing A Day – Project Day 13 – Winter Blend Tea

One thing that constantly changes in Japan (more than anything else) are the drink selections in vending machines and combini (Japanese convenience stores). I like to try most of the new drinks out….except for the ones that really seem unappealing to me.

One of my favorites for this season is a lovely “winter blend” tea -not just the flavor but the great packaging as well!

and here are the main ingredients:

One Good Thing A Day – Project Day 7 – Apple Ginger Drink

Keeping with the Ginger Drinks, like my Wilkinson’s from the other day, I found this fantastic ginger-apple drink from Afternoon Tea.  Apparently they boil apple juice with cloves, fresh ginger and a touch of lemongrass.

When it’s all done, they serve it with fresh slices of apple and ginger floating in the cup and a fresh ginger stick to stir it with.