Healing Tonic

 
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This seemingly simple tonic is a master for gut healing and decreasing inflammation! It came together for me one morning when I wanted to drink fresh aloe but didn’t love the taste, I happened to have made a batch of ginger tea that was in the fridge and boom - the Aloe + Ginger Tonic came to life!

Aloe is an “adaptogen” which means it helps your body manage stress and stress hormones that cause inflammation. It is both gut and skin healing, great for thyroid health and will give you a glow from the inside out!

Ginger is also super gut healing, it decreases bloat almost immediately, it improves digestive fire and function by stimulating peristalsis which moves food along from the stomach. Its great for both repairing the gut and giving it a boost when it’s been irritated or inflamed.

Together this combo is healing for SIBO, bloating, thyroid function, upset stomach, balances blood sugar, supports the body during or recovering from stress and great for if you feel a cold coming on.

HOW TO MAKE THE TONIC;

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp fresh cut aloe vera plant (a video on how to cut aloe)

  • 4 cups water

  • 1-2 inches of fresh ginger-sliced (depending on how spicy you can like it)

  • Blender

  • Glass jar for tea storage (if batching)

First prep a batch of ginger tea;

  • Bring water to a boil, add sliced ginger and continue to boil for 10 minutes.

  • Strain water into jar and allow it to cool. Store in fridge until use or have a warm cup right away ;) (be sure to use cooled tea to mix with aloe as to not cook it)

  • Add aloe to blender with one cup ginger tea

  • Blend on high until liquid

  • If desired strain (I tend to just drink mine right away)

That’s it! Keep the tea and blend fresh aloe as you go each day!

I find this to be super refreshing and hydrating in the morning on an empty stomach.

XO

Katie

 
Katherine Shaw