Do you ever feel apathetic about food? Or have the feeling that you eat the same things all the time? Or simply have no appetite? I occasionally (currently) feel like that. I crave something new and exciting. And I want it served to me on a silver platter. By a unicorn, under a rainbow. Not too much to ask is it?
I think I'm feeling like this because I've been sick. My sinus infection let up for a few days, but then I acquired a virus of some sort that kicked the living crap out of me. I didn't know it was possible for a person to sleep so much. I spent a solid 5 days in bed. I tried to get out of bed, a few times, and after 90 min, I would be searching for an out-of-the-way spot to lay down.
Amazingly, I am feeling much better this week, and I am so thankful I could take that time off work to just rest. But I haven't done much innovation in the kitchen. Having sustained life primarily on: bone broth, juice, sliced fruit, and tomato soup.
With a fever, I did my best to stay hydrated (I also had low-ish potassium) which meant lots of fluids, ginger ale, and tea with honey. I always keep some ginger in my freezer, there are so many health benefits! Before getting sick I had bought some strawberries with plans to create, but they were withering in the fridge. This is a great way to use overripe fruit! This ginger strawberry tea would also make a great iced tea!
I promise these food funks don't usually last long, and I'll have more amazing and innovative recipes for you soon, in the meantime enjoy ginger strawberry tea! And be well!!
Feeling under the weather? Ginger strawberry tea will soothe and help you back to feeling well!
- For every cup of tea you plan on making:
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 strawberries
- 12 oz boiling water
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Set your kettle on to boil.
- Slice strawberries and grate the ginger, putting into a tea strainer, tea bag or directly into a teapot. You can absolutely eat both the ginger and strawberries, but “floaties” may not be your thing.
- Pour boiling water over the tea and let steep 3-7 minutes.
- Add honey and stir until dissolved.
- Serve right away, or refrigerate and serve as iced tea.
The honey is added after steeping so that the benefits of raw honey aren't killed with the boiling water. If you are using an already pasteurized honey (I wouldn't), feel free to add it with the boiling water. Here is an article on the differences between the two.