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African Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger tea – This spicy, tangy, and sweet thirst-quencher goes beyond the usual lemonade. It’s so refreshing on warm days and can warm you up on cold days. It’s not too sweet, and the beautiful yellow color makes it even more appealing.

Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger Tea

I am a big fan of drinks made with ginger tea, not only because it’s healthy and refreshing, but it also serves as a good alternative to alcoholic drinks on those nights when you feel like having the booze.

This juice is a blend of spicy, tangy, sweet, and tart.

  • The Ginger adds a sharp, spicy flavor.
  • The Lemon adds the tangy taste.
  • While the Pineapple adds it’s own sweet and Tart taste to the Juice.

Let’s break this down a little bit. This lemon ginger tea is basically ginger lemonade because it’s lemonade with some added ingredients like pineapple, and the alliance of the Ginger, lemon/lime, and pineapple is not only cordial but appetizing. If you plan on chilling this drink, it’s advisable to prepare it at least an hour ahead better still, refrigerate it overnight so that the flavors can meld.

Lemon Ginger Tea

This super healthy Juice is very common in most West Africa where it’s more of a juice than tea. Something like Ginger iced tea. It is usually served immediately after eating any oily food to help neutralize the effects of the oil in the body. However, whether you serve it as an iced tea on a hot summer day or as a hot tea for a cozy winter day, the drink remains comforting, and the health benefits remain the same.

Traditionally, Lemons are usually used in this recipe, but I used both Lemon and Lime. Feel free to use only Lemons if that is what you have, and Limes only works as well in the absence of Lemons.

You can watch the detailed video on how to make the Lemon Ginger Tea Juice below:

Some Health Benefits of Lemon

  • It’s a good source of Vitamin C.
  • It freshens breath
  • Prevents Kidney stone
  • Aids digestion and helps to eliminate waste from the body
  • Helps clear skin because it has natural antibacterial qualities
  • Believed to have cancer-fighting properties
  • Lemon and Ginger support the immune system by aiding the elimination of Toxins, and the Tangy Pineapple coupled with both the Lemon and Ginger also helps to aid digestion. It’s also good for weight loss (when accompanied by good eating practices).

Some Health Benefits of Pineapple

  • Helps to support the immune system
  • Strengthens the bone
  • Aids Digestion
  • It’s anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces skin wrinkles
  • Also loaded with Vitamin c

Some Health Benefits of Ginger

  • Treats many forms of Nausea
  • Reduce muscle pain and soreness
  • relieves cold and flu
  • It’s anti-inflammatory
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Improves heart health
  • Reduces menstrual pain
  • Fights infections

…and of course, I added honey, which is known for it’s antifungal and antibacterial properties. With all the listed benefits, it’s clear that this drink is not just refreshing but really healthy too.

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Recipe Notes:

  • Feel free to use Lemons or Limes if you don’t have both.
  • Traditionally, this recipe calls for sugar, but I always use honey for mine. Feel free to use your choice of sweetener
  • You can make this juice as a warming winter Juice or as a thirst-quenching summer drink.

This combination is suitable for any season of the year that is why you can make this juice as a hot body warming winter Juice or as a cold thirst-quenching summer drink.

Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger Tea (Ginger pineapple Juice)

Lemon Ginger Tea (Ginger pineapple Juice) -  This super healthy Juice is very common in most West African countries and Nigeria is no exception. The alliance of Ginger, lemon/Lime and pineapple is not only cordial but appetizing.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: African, American, Asian
Keyword: drink, homemade, juice, tea
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Ginger
  • 1.5 lb Pineapple
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Cups Water Room Temp.
  • 5 Cups Hot Water
  • Honey or any sweetener to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the Ginger and cut it up into chunks
  • Peel and remove the core of the Pineapple and cut into chunks as well
  • Blend the Ginger and Pineapple with 2 Cups of Water
  • Strain the blended Ginger and Pineapple with a fine mesh and rinse out the leftover pulp with an additional one cup of water
  • Squeeze in the Lemon and Lime juice and add your choice of sweetener together with the 5 Cups of hot water.
  • Leave to chill in the Fridge for a couple of hours before serving. Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 59.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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Abigail

Saturday 21st of November 2020

I'm so going to try this out, hope I will reduce in body size and look slimmer because I'm big

Laurel

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Can one add preservatives if it’s for sale? Because the juice didn’t last 3days

Christa Schaffhauser

Sunday 16th of February 2020

This blog about Lemon Ginger Tea (Ginger pineapple Juice) has helped me a lot, is very well written. I used this fat burner product: https://s96.me/fit and I reached the ideal weight. Kiss you All!

Racheal

Friday 9th of November 2018

Please how long can we keep the juice. Thank you

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Hi Rachael, the longest I've left this in my fridge is 4 days and it still remained as fresh. I can't say for now if it can stay longer.

Olorungbohunmi Adenike

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

You are such an amazing human being. I always wondered at your level of expertise in all of your cuisine. God bless you really good.

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 19th of October 2018

Thank you for your nice words Adenike. It is highly appreciated... Amen and God bless you too:)

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