Detox with ‘kicked up’ Apple Cider

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I am always a fan of warming herb-infused beverages, especially in cooler months. I’m sure you are grateful for a warm house on a cold day. I am too. This recipe is a welcome warm up in the middle of winter.
I am also a fan of this warm and nourishing bevy during the changing temps of Spring, when we have that mindset to :’detox from winter’ Either way, this yummy, ‘easy to make’ beverage, will be sure to please the whole family!

A good friend recently introduced me to hot apple cider with ginger and lemon slices. If you have been reading Studio Botanica posts for a while, you must know that it was only a matter of seconds before my mind added TURMERIC to this recipe!

Yes, friends, we have a winner! Add that to the fact that I’ve found a source for fresh turmeric root at a local health food store and here we are!!

Fresh Turmeric root chopped

Fresh Turmeric root ~ Chopped and ready for ACTION!

Let’s call it KICKED UP APPLE CIDER for fun.

Here’s the guideline to make it:

2 cups Apple Cider
2 teaspoons Ginger root, fresh, grated
2 teaspoons Turmeric root, fresh, grated
or 1-2 teaspoons Turmeric root, powder if fresh not available
2-3 strips Lemon or Orange peel, fresh if possible

Combine all the ingredients in a small pot and heat ‘on medium’ for 4-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and allow to steep for another 5 minutes.
Strain into mugs or a small pitcher. Enjoy!

To read more about the powers of Ginger and Turmeric, there are several articles to find under “search” or click here and here !

Herbal teas are also a delicious warming beverage for anytime ‘comfort and joy’.. Click here for some ideas for “Power Packed Teas”

Do you have a favourite warming beverage ? 

What do you like to do ‘outdoors’ in your winter?
In a land where SNOW is a definite part of every winter, there is beauty there…. and then there’s the “warm up”.

For the record… I really do try to embrace winter. I’ve never been a skier or a snow-boarder and I confess that as a skater, I can resemble more of a comedy routine than a Canadian should.

Oh, wait.. I have gone cross-country skiing and thoroughly enjoyed that! When skies are blue and it’s a sub-zero sunny day, I do my best to get out for a brisk walk, bundled up like the ‘Micheline tire man’ !!

With any luck, I can stop talking about that now.. throw off a few layers and welcome Spring with open arms… 

Do you have a favourite warming beverage ? 


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  • I love apple cider and take tumeric as a supplement every day. Never thought of putting two and two together. Going to try this out the next time I go to the store and pick up some apple cider (before it gets too warm out).

    • Thanks John. I am trying to put turmeric into many of my ‘older’ traditions/rituals just to get more of it INto me!
      Hope you like this, when you do make it!

  • Honestly, my favorite warm beverage in winter is a mug of chicken broth with coconut cream and sea salt. I do ginger and turmeric in my juice daily, but it’s a cold drink.

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