YOGALEAN: A Cleansing Tea
This combo of ginger, lemon, and honey restores pH balance, removes toxins from organs and sinuses, and bolsters the immune system.
Speaking ayurvedically, Kathryn Herbert explains that the ginger is pungent enough to dissolve the heaviness of kapha and yet has a sweet post-digestive quality that pacifies pitta. She says drinking this tea first thing in the morning is a must-do for any spring cleanse. Find more tips from Kathryn and Beth here.
Adapted from Beth Shaw’s YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality—for Life.
What you’ll need
1 large knob of ginger root
1/4 cup honey
Make it YogaLean:
1. Cut up fresh ginger root into small pieces; remove rind
2. Scrub and wash lemons
3. Place ginger root and skin of 1 lemon in 4 cups water, bring to a boil
4. Simmer for 20 minutes
5. Add juice of all 3 lemons and the honey. Stir and allow to cool slightly