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Recipe: Refreshing Ginger Drink

Looking for a refreshing and nutritious take on ginger ale? Find out what health benefits you can get with this ginger drink now.

November 29, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Ginger root provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals such as fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and more. Studies by the National Institutes of Health have proven ginger to be beneficial for nausea and vomiting; it can even prevent various cancers.

Check out the recipe below to try this fresh ginger drink by chef Nicole Spence.

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Recipe: Refreshing Ginger Drink

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 lb . fresh ginger root
  • 2 quarts water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Maple syrup or agave nectar to taste


  1. Thinly peel the fresh ginger, grate, and mix with water in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes.
  3. Cover the pan and turn off the heat; leave for 24 hours.
  4. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh filter.
  5. Add the lime juice and maple syrup or agave.
  6. Stir until dissolved. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

(Needs to set for 24 hours)


Nicole Spence
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About Nicole Spence
Nicole Spence is a whole-foods chef who believes that food is medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and trained in Ayurveda, she loves to create beautiful, nourishing, and delicious meals from simple, natural ingredients. Her approach encourages eating with intention and building a healthy relationship with food, and her methods have been highlighted on Centric TV’s “CultureList.” Nicole hopes to heal the world through nutrition, wellness, and spirituality, and she especially advocates for young women battling abuse.

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“Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health,” National Institutes of Health. April 4, 2013.

“Ginger,” U.S. Department of Agriculture. Accessed July 12, 2017.

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