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RECIPE

Sweet ginger tisane


SERVES 6

Ingredients
6 cups water
1/4 cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
6 tablespoons dark honey
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
Sweet ginger tisane
Dietitian's Tip: The fresh ginger you buy at a grocery store is the twisted, knotty underground root of the plant. Side effects from ginger are rare but if taken in excessive amounts, it can cause mild heartburn and stomach upset.

Directions

In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the water, ginger and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint, and let steep for 5 minutes.

Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher, pressing down lightly on the ginger and mint. Discard the mint and ginger.

Stir the honey into the tisane. Serve hot or iced, garnished with a lemon wedge.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
Calories 77
Protein slightly more than 1 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Total fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Fiber 0 g

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings
Fruits 1

Source: This recipe is taken from the Healthy Recipe Center on MayoClinic.com.


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