This tonic is warming, healing, and perfect if you need a little boost when you're coming down with a cold! Drink this in the morning for a little extra pep in your step.

Warming Winter Tonic [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

2

Ingredients

  • 1 inch piece turmeric root
  • 2 inch piece ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 star anise
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar (per cup)
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup (per cup)
  • Sliced lemon
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Preparation

  1. Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Add turmeric through star anise then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, then strain and divide between two large mugs with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and a slice of lemon.
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