Ginger Basil Limeade

The next time you feel that heaviness of mind, pour yourself a glass of Ginger Basil Limeade. This zesty and refreshing drink is the perfect antidote to the afternoon blues and the perfect pick me up! You'll be thinking clearly in no time. 

Ginger increases circulation and lime stimulates your whole body, helping you feel radiant on sluggish days. A touch of lime, salt and sugar restores your strength as it replenishes electrolytes lost due to sweating. And finally, fresh basil clarifies your thoughts with its light pungent herbal taste. 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tsp raw sugar

Method

  • Use a fine grater to make about 1 teaspoon of lime zest. Juice lime and chop the ginger into chunks.
  • Add 1 cup of water to a blender with ginger, lime juice, lime zest, raw sugar and a small handful of fresh basil leaves. Blend until smooth.
  • Combine the ginger-lime juice with an additional 3 cups of water in a jug. Garnish with fresh basil. Chill and serve.
  • Salt the rim of your glasses for a little extra drama while satisfying all six tastes!

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