Citrus Ginger Infused Water

Rachel Cook Recipe

By Rachel Cook MeanAndClean

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Aside from curing old sea limeys of scurvy for centuries, citrus gives us our electrolytes, vitamin C and cleanses our bodies as we all know, but Ginger on the other hand has a completely different arsenal in store for us.

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, nausea staving, cancer killing, digestion kicking, cold fighting, soar throat healing super food. And the best part is that's only half of it.

Water has never been so good for you and ON THE CHEAP!

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8 c
purified water
peeled ginger root

Directions Step-By-Step

Not adding water yet, slice lemon in halves and gently squeeze juice of one half of the lemon into the jar as not to completely destroy the half. Cut both the squeezed and the remaining half into thin rings no thicker than 1/4" and drop those in the jar as well.
Chop peeled ginger root into thin slivers to expose as much surface as possible and drop into the jar. Coin or stick shape will do fine.
Pour water over the lemons and ginger giving it a good stir and then let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 30 min. Overnight is best. Serve cold and often. Cheers!
((Have fun with this concept. Adding scoops of melon, coins of cucumber, sprigs of mint, sprigs of parsley, orange slices and many other refreshing fruits, veggies or herbs will only make the water more exciting, refreshing and healthy.)) Do not add sugar!

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Carice McKinney jazzinwine
Sep 3, 2013
This is a great recipe, but it's too tart for my taste. So I added Sunkist orange slices to balance it out. It's still very refreshing, just sweeter w/out having to use sugar.
cindy sandberg cindyLs
Dec 6, 2012
I used to always have a pitcher of this in the fridge. Haven't done it for awhile. Seeing your recipe has inspired me to whip up a batch!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 8, 2012
Thanks for all the info ladies. Will try some of these ideas.
Rachel Cook MeanAndClean
Sep 8, 2012
Seems my good man radar has been out of tune lately. I'd like my next marriage to be the last. I have two solid parents still married, one set of grandparents that were married nearly 60 years and another getting close to that. Seems I was meant to break the mold. Well he seems to have taken life for what it's worth so that's positive. Maybe the cruel trick was that as he was improving his blood pressure with all the good changes, his age slowly crept up on it and took it back up. He's much better for having made the changes in the first place but that doesn't mean he can't keep making good decisions. Plus, it only improves your life all around to make you happier doesn't it? At least that's my thinking. Ok I'm off to bed. Be back in a few.
Marsha Gardner mrdick1950
Sep 8, 2012
I am his biggest stress. He has had high blood pressure for over 35 years. I reduced our salt intake back when he was first diagnosed. We don't add any salt at the table and I cook with Sea or Kosher salt which I know are much better than table salt which actually has bits of glass ground in and tears up our arteries and causes cholesterol to go to those place to repair damage. I don't believe most of what the doctors tell us about High and low cholesterol, I think it is all to get us on statins which are not good for us. He quit smoking about 32 years ago, has a couple of beers a week, maybe. For a 69 year old he is slowing down some, but still quite active. He does have a bit of a spare tire. Never did until the last couple of years. He swims daily in summer and taking care of our two acres keeps hims very busy out doors all summer. I think his knees are starting to bother him, he won't admit it, I watch him while he is working outdoors and he is just not a limber as he used to be.

We try to eat well. We eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. We grow as much as we are able to here in Alabama. Some of the cooler weather veggies just don't make it here. We can and freeze so we know just what is in our food. I have finally weaned him off soda as well. That was so hard... He figured he was giving up the sugar and it was okay to drink diet soda. When I stopped he took a good look at how it seemed to curb my appetite and I wasn't craving sweets like I was when I was on the diet crap. (Sorry) It is crap tho. I will look and see what foods are rich in potassium besides bananas, I think kiwi are and add to his diet. Thanks for your help and rooting for him. He is a keeper after 41 years of marriage.