Ginger Lemon Water Recipe – Yellow Chili’s

Ginger Lemon Water is a warm, comforting, and detox-friendly drink loaded with a lot of health benefits. It is usually made with fresh ginger, lemon, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. The I have shared here shows you how to make Ginger Lemon Water with easy step-by-step recipe instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe below to show the making process as simple and clear. This Ginger Lemon Water is one of the healthiest drinks and it helps in weight lossindigestion, and soothing sore throat from cold and cough, especially on winter days. If you are looking for more variations of lemon and ginger drinks to include in your diet, then you could also find Ginger Lemon Tea, ginger tea, and more healthy drinks in this blog.

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What is Ginger Lemon Water?

Ginger Lemon Water is a warm, comforting, and healthy drink loaded with a lot of health benefits. It is usually made with fresh ginger, lemon, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. At times you can also add black pepper and turmeric for added benefits. This Ginger Lemon Water is one of the healthiest drinks and it might help in weight loss, indigestion, and soothing sore throat from cold and cough.

Ginger and Lemon are well known for their essential health benefits and used in Asian Indian folk remedies for years and years. I always try to make ginger and lemon drinks in different forms to include in our diet especially if someone is feeling sick in our family. And not to mention, these drinks are even loved by my kids for their fresh flavors.

Apart from their fresh flavors and citrusy taste, they have also loaded with anti-inflammatory properties an essential thing to heal your body from inflammation. Not only that studies all showed that ginger helps in balancing the sugar in people with diabetes. While antioxidants promote good heart health, prevent symptoms of aging, and much more.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Ginger Lemon Water are basic ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. So let’s see what they are below.

Lemon Ginger Water ingredients placed on a gray table.
  • Ginger – Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and helps in indigestion, weight loss, soothing during cold and cough
  • Lemon – Rich source of Vitamin C
  • Water – Filtered water to make a ginger decoction and for diluting the water
  • Sweetener – I would suggest using natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or similar others to sweeten this water

For a detailed ingredients list, Please check out the recipe card below.

How to make Ginger Lemon Water?

The recipe I have shared here is healthy Ginger Lemon Water made with fresh ingredients. It is one of the folk remedies used to soothe a cold, cough, sore throat, digestion problems, and much more.

Ginger Lemon Water in a glass with few ingredients around.

Following are the high-level instructions to make this recipe but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Peel and Chop – Take a small piece of ginger, approximately measuring 2 inches. Peel the outer skin with a knife or spoon. Chop the ginger into small pieces
  • Slice and Squeeze – Slice half of the lemon into circular shapes and squeeze juice from the remaining half lemon
  • Boil – In a saucepan with medium heat, pour 1 cup of water and bring it to boil
  • Simmer – Now add the chopped ginger and simmer in the heat
  • Step – Close the lid of the pan and allow it to steep for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Cool it – Open the lid and remove the ginger water from the heat and allow it to slightly cool down
  • Mix – In a pitcher, add the sliced ​​lemon, lemon juice, and ginger water. Pour the remaining 2 cups of warm water and mix well
  • Sweeten – Now add a few pieces of ginger, and lemon slice, and pour in the ginger lemon water. Feel free to add honey for sweetening the water
  • Serve Serve this healthy ginger lemon water to soothe the itchy throat, and during cold, cough, and fever

Tips

  • Steeping Ginger Steeping ginger in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes helps to extract the juice from it. Alternatively, you can also grate the ginger and squeeze the fresh ginger juice for similar results
  • Natural Sweetener – Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, so I have uses it here to sweeten the water. But if you are looking for a vegan-friendly option then feel free to use maple syrup, coconut sugar, or agave nectar for sweetness
  • Salt – You can also use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic salt instead of sweetener for adding extra minerals to your drink
  • Black Pepper and Turmeric – Adding some black pepper delivers some heat to your drink and also when mixed with fresh ground turmeric heightens their health benefits
  • When to Drink – You can drink this water first thing in the morning to enjoy its full health benefits or to soothe yourself from a cold, cough, or sore throat. Also drinking a cup of Ginger Lemon Water before bed aids in good sleep

Benefits of Ginger and Lemon

Ginger and Lemon have potential health benefits naturally and including them in our diet in the right way keeps our immune healthy and strong. According to Healthline,

  • Anti-inflammatory properties help to prevent and heal the inflammation
  • Helps to open up the nasal congestion, and mucus buildup from cold. It also helps to relieve itchy or sore throat
  • Helps to reduce nausea
  • Keeps you to keep hydrated
  • Help in weight loss when consumed with a balanced and healthy diet and exercise

Side Effects

Even though this Ginger Lemon Water is all made with natural ingredients, it may also create heartburn and stomach pain when taken in excess amount. If you are pregnant, I would also recommend consulting your physician before adding any herbal supplements to your diet.

Calories

This Ginger Lemon Water that I have shared here contains 17 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you have extra add-ins. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

You can store this Ginger Lemon Water in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in a closed pitcher. However, I would recommend making a fresh batch of this drink for a day or whenever you would like to sip this drink.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this water first thing in the morning to enjoy its full health benefits or to soothe yourself from a cold, cough, or sore throat. Also drinking a cup of Ginger Lemon Water before bed aids in good sleep.

You could also find similar healthy drinks below and more at detox drinks, weight loss drinksand lemon drinks.

Ginger Lemon Water Recipe Video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Ginger lemon Water below that I hope will help you make a healthy drink at home. You could also find this recipe in a story format.

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Ginger Lemon Water in a glass with few ingredients around.

Ginger Lemon Water

Ginger Lemon Water is a warm, comforting, and detox-friendly drink loaded with a lot of health benefits. It is usually made with fresh ginger, lemon, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. This Lemon Ginger Water is one of the healthiest drinks and helps in weight loss, indigestion, and soothing sore throat from cold and cough.

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Course: Healthy Drinks

Cuisine: American, Indian, Asian

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To make Ginger Lemon Water

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  • Serve this healthy Ginger lemon water to soothe the itchy throat, and during cold, cough, and fever

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Notes

  • Steeping Ginger Steeping ginger in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes helps to extract the juice from it. Alternatively, you can also grate the ginger and squeeze the fresh ginger juice for similar results
  • Natural Sweetener – Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, so I have uses it here to sweeten the water. But if you are looking for a vegan-friendly option then feel free to use maple syrup, coconut sugar, or agave nectar for sweetness
  • Salt – You can also use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic salt instead of sweetener for adding extra minerals to your drink
  • Black Pepper and Turmeric – Adding some black pepper delivers some heat to your drink and also when mixed with fresh ground turmeric heightens their health benefits
  • When to Drink – You can drink this water first thing in the morning to enjoy its full health benefits or to soothe yourself from a cold, cough, or sore throat. Also drinking a cup of Ginger Lemon Water before bed aids in good sleep

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg

FAQ

What is Ginger Lemon Water?

Ginger Lemon Water is a warm, comforting, and healthy drink loaded with a lot of health benefits. It is usually made with fresh ginger, lemon, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. At times you can also add black pepper and turmeric for added benefits. This Ginger Lemon Water is one of the healthiest drinks and it might help in weight loss, indigestion, and soothing sore throat from cold and cough.

Is Ginger Lemon Water good for weight loss?

Yes, this water helps in weight loss when consumed with a balanced, healthy diet and exercise.

What are the benefits of Ginger Lemon Water?

Ginger Lemon Water helps to improve indigestion problems, weight loss, and heart health and keeps you hydrated. They are loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing inflammation.

When to drink this Ginger Lemon Water?

Enjoy this water first thing in the morning to enjoy its full health benefits or to soothe yourself from a cold, cough, or sore throat. Also drinking a cup of Ginger Lemon Water before bed aids in good sleep.

How many calories are there in Ginger Lemon Water?

This Ginger Lemon Water that I have shared here contains 17 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you have extra add-ins. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe I shared here and would love to hear from you about how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Cooking!

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