Mmmmm lemony goodness!

RawLemonTarts Hey everybody,

In light of Inner Health Week at Barefoot last week, I wanted to post a couple of recipes to help stress the importance of nutrition on a healthy mind. Eating healthy not only helps the body feel better but can also have a huge impact on your mental well-being and attitude.

Lemon has always been something I have loved to cook with (although I do have to give credit for finding these recipes to my partner Kristen)…they are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants which can aid in the recovery of many common illnesses. Adding in spices like turmeric and ginger (to the lemonade) just increase the health benefits of these recipes, making them good for the body and consequently the mind.

See below for the recipe of ginger and turmeric lemonade (Pictures here are from our home experiments of these recipes) and CLICK ON THIS for the link to the recipe for Raw Lemon Tart on the Every Healthy Day website. Both tried and tested and given the thumbs up (At least by me!).

Ginger and turmeric lemonade – from website: The Whole Journey

Prep and cook time:  20 minutes       Serves 4

4 cups water
1 teaspoon turmeric powder (or a 3-inch strip fresh turmeric root, peeled)
1 teaspoon ginger powder (or a 4-inch strip fresh ginger root, peeled)
honey or dark-liquid stevia, to taste
lemon slices, or the juice of a full lemon (to taste)

Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Make sure that the water has come to a full boil. Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger. Remove the pot from the stove. Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger. Add sweetener and lemon to taste.

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