Two glasses of our detoxifying Ginger Lemon Water recipe beside fresh ginger and ground turmeric used to make them
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3-Ingredient Ginger Lemon Water

Nourishing, 3-ingredient ginger lemon water with fresh ginger, lemon, optional spices, and hot water. The perfect way to start the day to detoxify and refresh the body. A favorite morning ritual in the Minimalist Baker office.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (Servings)
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 1 Day


  • 1 large lemon (rinsed)
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger (rinsed, peeling optional)
  • 1 dash ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch fresh black pepper (optional)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Bring a kettle of water to a boil (you'll need about 2 cups total (480 ml)).

  2. Slice lemon in half and juice each half into a serving mug (each mug gets half of the lemon). Be sure to place the juiced lemon halves in the mugs as well to infuse more flavor (see photo).

  3. Add sliced ginger and a dash of ground turmeric. Black pepper and cayenne are optional but bring more balance and heat. Black pepper also increases the bioavailability of turmeric.

  4. Top with boiling water and wait a few minutes for the flavors to infuse. Enjoy. Best when fresh. Can be enjoyed up to 24 hours later if stored in the refrigerator and reheated. Not freezer friendly.


*Other add-ins could include raw honey or maple syrup, or a bag of your favorite herbal tea, such as chamomile.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2)