COFFEE WHO?

Make that change from morning coffee to morning tea. You can prepare this the night before, making it super simple to heat up right before the start of a busy day.

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. 

Health Benefits:

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 

 

Overnight Tea

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings 

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

The Day Before:

  1. Place water and all ingredients (except salt, honey, and lemon) into a pot.  

  2. Let this mixture sit overnight (8 -12 hours).

The Next Day:

  1. Add salt to the pot. 

  2.  Boil for 7 minutes or until half has evaporated. 

  3. Strain into a cup.

  4. Add lemon and honey to taste. 

Enjoy best warm!

Have you made any switches to your morning routine? Comment below! 

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