As women, the older we get, the harder it seems to lose, or even maintain our weight. There are hundreds of different weight loss supplements you can buy nowadays, but I’ve always questioned whether or not they’re safe or good for health. Instead of taking weight loss pills, you can use natural and healthy ingredients to make your own weight loss booster, which is what this drink is all about. The key ingredients in this tea are green tea, ginger root, lemon, and apple cider vinegar, all of which have health benefits beyond weight loss support.
Green tea is well known for helping with weight loss, but it also boosts energy, improves brain function, and lowers the risk of cancer and other common illnesses. Ginger root is a great immune system booster, helps prevent some common illnesses, improves brain function, and can lower pain levels in some instances. Lemon juice improves skin quality, helps with digestion, and can help prevent cancer. Finally, apple cider vinegar also boosts energy, improves skin health, and helps to kill harmful bacteria in the body. These are just some of the health benefits of these ingredients, and they all work together to make a powerful weight loss drink.
I really enjoy this tea, not only for all the health benefits, but for the flavor too. The ginger and apple cider vinegar have strong flavors, so you might need to adjust this recipe slightly to your liking.
- 2 lemons
- 3 inches of ginger root
- Bottle of apple cider vinegar
- Green tea packets
- Loose tea infuser
- Kettle or microwave-safe mug
- Spoon for stirring
- Stevia or other natural sweetener
- Cut 1 of the lemons into wedges (cut up the other lemon when the first one runs out). Peel the ginger root, and grate or finely chop/mince the ginger. Place the lemon and ginger root into separate containers for refrigerator storage.
- Heat up a kettle with enough water for a mug’s-worth of tea, or place a mug of water in the microwave and heat until substantial steam is visible (approximately 1.5-2.5 minutes).
- Add 1/2 a teaspoon of ginger to the loose tea diffuser and place in the heated mug of water, then add 1 packet of green tea. Let sit for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the green tea and ginger, and add all of the juice from a wedge of lemon, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and sweetener to taste. Stir.
- Let cool for a couple minutes and enjoy!
NOTE: I highly recommend brushing your teeth, or at least rinsing your mouth well after drinking this tea because some of its ingredients can be hard on your enamel if left on your teeth.