If you’ve been following my updates on social media, you know that I recently had my first orbital decompression surgery to help correct some of the damage done from Thyroid Eye Disease. It’s a pretty intense surgery and recovery process (I’ll go into more detail in a future post once I’m on the other side of my upcoming procedures). As I’m following all recovery instructions from my doctors and taking my prescribed post-op medications, I’m trying to help my body as much as possible with a variety of nutrients.
I’ve been making fresh ginger tea for years, and it’s my go-to recipe whenever I’m not feeling well. I was looking for a way to spice things up, and my Ginger Chai Tea is now one of my favorite cold weather drinks. Hope you enjoy!
Ginger Chai Tea
For ginger tea:
5 cups water
3 oz peeled fresh ginger, cut into cubes
For chai tea:
1 1/3 cup ginger tea
2/3 cup milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp vanilla
2 dashes cinnamon
2 dashes nutmeg
Place water and fresh ginger in a pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn the stove off and let the tea sit for two hours. Discard the ginger. Place all chai tea ingredients in a pot. Heat and stir. Add more maple syrup/vanilla/spices to taste and serve.
Makes two cups. Extra ginger tea can be refrigerated for future use.