Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tea time for Spring - Nettle Carob Ginger tea

I can feel Spring in the air because some days my eyes are getting watery and my nose is getting itchy. 

Since being on AIP,  I have found my seasonal allergy symptoms have diminished a lot but I still get them in milder forms, using the Neti pot twice a day also helps improve my symptoms. As I continue to research and learn how to support my body's healing in a holistic manner, I found that my trusted nettle tea, which I was drinking to keep my iron in check and for its anti-inflammatory properties, can help with seasonal allergies, too. Read more about Stinging Nettle health benefits here.  

This tasty tea recipe combines the smoothness of nettle, and brings out a subtle sweetness from the carob. The ginger seems to tie everything together and make it a nice cuppa to wake up with or enjoy as a soothing beverage at the end of the day.  I hope you like it and let me know if it helps your seasonal allergies. 

Nettle Carob Ginger tea

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Serves 1        Prep time 5 mins        Brew time 10 mins

  • 1" ginger root, peeled and thinly slices
  • 1 tbsp dried nettle leaves
  • 1 tsp unsweetened carob powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil 
  • Optional sweetener: 1 date or 1 tsp maple syrup or 1 tsp molasses ( great source of iron) 
  1. Prepare ginger tea 
  2. Use ginger tea to brew nettle leaves for 5- 10 mins
  3. Strain nettle and add carob powder, for best result and especially if adding coconut oil,  blend with hand blender until all ingredients are mixed well.
  4. sweeten with maple syrup if desire 
High Speed Blender instructions

  1. Put ginger slices and hot water into blender like (affiliate link ) Vitamix
  2. Blend until ginger is all pulverized
  3. Pour ginger tea into contain with nettle leaves
  4. Let sit 10 mins
  5. Strain out ginger and nettle and pour back into blender
  6. Add coconut oil and (optional) date
  7. Blend until date is pulverized 

Pour and enjoy. 

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