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The ultimate anti-cold tonic (3 ingredients)

The perfect hot drink to get the body through the unpopular cold season

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The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe

November has really arrived and is really getting to me right now. I am by nature rather a friend of hotter temperatures, so I felt really comfortable in Bali. As soon as I get home I have this annoying scratchy throat, difficulty swallowing and muscle pain. What to do? No thanks, I honestly have no desire for the chemical club and prefer to fall back on natural home remedies:

Lemon, ginger and turmeric.

The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe
The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe

Cold tonic with only 3 ingredients

First of all, the question arises as to what a tonic actually is? Good question, it is a medicinal substance taken for certain ailments to produce a feeling of relief or well-being. So not to be confused with tonic water.

Ginger-turmeric-lemon is really a dream combination for those who either already have a cold or just want to prevent it. Yes there is another category and that is those of you who just have a taste for this wonderfully healthy hot beverage. It’s so easy to make and all you need is. 5-Minutes , 3 ingredients and a small pot.

The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe

The base for this simple tonic is fresh lemon juice, freshly grated ginger and turmeric. If you miss some sweetness, then the addition of coconut blossom sugar or maple syrup is suitable. At the end, add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. why? Turmeric and the piperine in black pepper need each other to significantly increase the usability of turmeric in the human body.

Here’s another brief overview of the effects of the ingredients in this brilliant tonic:

  • Turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin, which is said to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory and a valuable antioxidant. It is known for its healing properties against digestive problems and nausea.
  • Lemon has a natural detoxifying and alkalizing effect on the body. It also provides you with a lot of vitamin C and strengthens the immune system.
The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe

I hope you love the tonic as much as I do. He is:

  • Healing
  • Warming
  • Lemony
  • Pleasantly sharp
  • Very easy to make
  • Very tasty

Especially recommended if you have a Common cold in the approach or are already ill, want to relax, have a restless stomach, or just want to drink something that warms you from the inside on cold days.

I am sure you will love this tonic. yes? Then I look forward to a review at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, use the hashtag #veganevibes.

The ultimate cold tonic in 5 minutes recipe

The ultimate anti-cold tonic

A 5 minute, 3 ingredient, 1-pot hot tonic with ginger, lemon, turmeric and pepper. Perfect to strengthen your defenses and warm the body from the inside.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course beverages
Cuisine german
Calories 17


2 Cups
  • 6 g freshly grated turmeric
  • 6 g freshly grated ginger
  • 45 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Cups still spring water
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp maple syrup Coconut blossom sugar or another sweetener of your choice


  • In a small saucepan or saucier, bring turmeric, ginger, lemon, lemon zest, pepper and maple syrup to a boil along with the filtered spring water.
    6 g freshly grated turmeric, 6 g freshly grated ginger, 45 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper, 3 Cups still spring water, Optional: 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • Reduce heat slightly and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Strain over a glass or teapot and enjoy neat.
  • If the tonic is too strong, feel free to dilute with a little hot water.




Serving: 1CupCalories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 4gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 98mgVitamin C: 9,5mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1,2mg

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