After writing an article about how to support your liver function, I wanted to include some recipes related to liver support. One of my favorite recipes for liver support is a shot that includes ginger, turmeric, lemon juice, licorice, and lemon peels.
For folks who have an autoimmune condition and are TH2 dominant, you may want to remove turmeric from the ingredients. For more information about why, please click here.
Personally, I like to have at least 2 shots of this drink before meals. Now give it a try! And remember to let me know what you think!
2.5 cups filtered water for the fresh ginger version; 2 cups for the ginger tea bag version
2 tbsp peeled (optional) and cubed ginger or 4 ginger tea bags
1 tablespoon turmeric powder or fresh turmeric
4 lemon peels from a full lemon
1 freshly squeezed lemon (optional)
2 licorice tea bags (optional)
Boil or pressure cook the freshly sliced ginger for a full 30 minutes. Turn off the heat.
If you are using ginger tea bags, add the ginger tea bags after the water has come to a boil. Allow the ginger tea bags to sit for 8-10 minutes with the rest of the ingredients (turmeric and licorice)}.
If you are using a pressure cooker, use fresh ginger or dried loosed ginger. Add the turmeric at this time too.
Add the licorice tea bags when it is near the time (around 5 minutes) to serve.
Pour the mixture into 4 shot glasses. Add the lemon peels. Wait for the liquid to cool to your drinking preference.