I personally don't drink coffee in the mornings, but I can tell why everyone is hooked. My first year working, I started drinking coffee just to sip on and preoccupy my day. Soon, I realized I was relying on it. Slowly, I started to make the transition from coffee to water by drinking tea. Instead of ordering my usual Chai tea latte, I ordered green tea. Slowly, I was becoming less and less of a coffee drinker.
There's usually one key difference between coffee and tea and that's how rich it is. For a while now, I have been trying to incorporate water and lemon into my morning diet, BUT I found that I was still super hungry right after. I needed to find a recipe that would fill me up. This overnight tea is not only super EASY, but super FLAVORFUL. Give it a try as a healthier alternative.
With 11+ ingredients, you're getting the benefits of so many natural spices in just one glass. Here are just a couple:
Cumin - good source of iron, weight loss
Caraway - improves your heart, lowers blood pressure
Fenugreek - improves skin and kidney health
Cardamom- improves digestion
Turmeric powder - antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Holy Basil leaves (substitute with Mint leaves) - improves oral health, and prevents acne
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon caraway
2 teaspoons fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
6-7 small holy basil leaves (substitute with mint leaves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon shredded ginger
4 inch celery stalk
1/4 juice of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)
The Day Before:
Place water and all ingredients (except salt, honey, and lemon) into a pot.
Let this mixture sit overnight (8 -12 hours).
The Next Day:
Add salt to the pot.
Boil for 7 minutes or until half has evaporated.
Strain into a cup.
Add lemon and honey to taste.
Enjoy best warm!
Have you made any switches to your morning routine? Comment below!