Drinks

Lemon Ginger Honey

By: Ginny Mahar
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Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo

This recipe for Lemon Ginger Honey is as simple as the title. In a jar, place alternating layers of ginger and lemon slices, then pour honey into the jar. Let it “cure” in the fridge for a day, give it a shake or stir, and what you end up with is a lemon-ginger infused honey syrup.

Once you’ve prepared a jar of lemon ginger honey, it can be added to herbal tea or hot water, used as a slightly diluted throat gargle, or taken by the spoonful for sore throats and coughs. If you can take the heat, cayenne or hot pepper sauce adds another level of inflammation and pain relief, while also helping to clear congestion and warm the body.

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Lemon Ginger Honey

Once you’ve prepared a jar of lemon ginger honey, it can be added to herbal tea or hot water, used as a slightly diluted throat gargle, or taken by the spoonful for sore throats and coughs. Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo.

MAKES 1 QUART

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 64

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lemons
  • 1/2 lb ginger rootscrubbed and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 lb honeypreferably raw
  • 1 quart-sized jar with tight-fitting lid

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice lemons and ginger, either by hand or on a mandolin.
  2. Place alternating layers of lemon and ginger in a quart-size jar. Pour in honey, allowing it to settle all the way down to the bottom. A dinner knife can come in handy to help the honey work its way down. Seal jar with lid and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Once the lemon ginger honey has had a night to "cure”, give it a shake or stir and use as desired. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Nutritional Info Print
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ginger Honey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36
% Daily Value*
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About the Author

Thyroid Refresh Co-founder Ginny Mahar is the mom and recipe blogger formerly known as Hypothyroid Chef. After struggling with the residual symptoms of Hashimoto’s for over four years, she embarked on her own process of adopting a thyroid-specific diet and lifestyle. Within one year, she restored her vitality and lowered her thyroid antibodies by half. Ginny is a passionate advocate of supporting others on their journeys toward better health. She is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, cooking instructor, writer, and entrepreneur.