Ginger Basil Limeade

If the heat gets you beat, try this enlivening Ginger Basil Limeade chilled to feel light and bright. Refreshing sour lime mixes with spicy-sweet fresh ginger. Fresh basil cuts through with its light, bright pungent herbal taste. This limeade will clear your mind, stimulate digestion, take care of a gassy stomach and even cool you down.   Bright, refreshing, sparkling and sharp!

Ginger Basil Limeade
Ginger limeade strengthens your digestive fire. Add a pinch of salt (or better yet, salt the rims of a fancy glass) and you have a perfect, late afternoon pick-me-up alternative to coffee. This recipe benefits a wide range of constitutions, is delicious and easy to digest. Confidently offer a glass to your whole family, or any friend, knowing you will help them feel cool and light after a just a few sips!
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Recipes: Beverages
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Basil
  • 2 inch Ginger (Fresh)
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 2 tsp Raw Sugar
Method
  1. Use a fine grater to make about 1 teaspoon of lime zest. Juice limes.
  2. Chop ginger into chunks.
  3. Add 1/4 water to a blender with ginger, lime juice, lime zest, raw sugar and a small handful of fresh basil leaves. Blend until smooth.
  4. Combine ginger-lime juice with 8 cups of water in a pitcher. Garnish with fresh basil.
  5. Chill to serve.
  6. Salt the rim of your glasses to complete this mock-tail while satisfying all six tastes!
Notes
Stimulates-energy, Quenches-thirst, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic
 

 


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