Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

January 7, 2020

This Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink is the perfect balance between tart and sweet. Made with a simple pear, ginger-thyme syrup along with fresh lemon juice, naturally sweetened, hints of warm spices and garnished pear slices and thyme leaves, this homemade drink will leave you feeling refreshed on any given day. All vegan ingredients. Can be enjoyed warm or cold.

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Drink:

It’s super easy to make.

Only uses a handful of ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Full of flavor.

All deliciousness in a glass.

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Five Surprising Benefits of Lemon + Ginger Together:

IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION:

Yes, I know. I wasn’t aware of this either, however, lemon and ginger combined does wonders to our brains. Overall, they are great at soothing specific nerves and improving our mood. As a result, it allows us to think more clearly, and the antioxidant properties eliminates oxidative stress and helps to lower our chances of Alzheimers and dementia.

IMPROVES SKIN CARE:

When it comes to antioxidants and certain vitamins, we know that this obviously helps with skincare. However, when it comes to lemon and ginger combined, specifically, you are able to drink them together to improve your skin health or apply them topically to your irritated skin for healing. Also, because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can use both ingredients to prevent any infection of the skin.

HELPS WITH THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR:

While each ingredient has been used individually to help your overall hair health, combining them actually boosts your vitamin A and C, which helps to promote hair growth. They both also help to reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally, so this is a great alternative to using specific products that may be overall harmful and not entirely natural.

HELPS TO RELIEVE PAIN:

When it comes to ginger specifically, which has it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also act as an pain reliever and helps your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses. So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another pain killer, try using ginger (tea specifically) as a natural home remedy.

CONTROLS DIABETES:

Ginger specifically, have been linked to keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, which is good for anyone who suffers from Diabetes. However, research shows that lemon also plays a great role in helping to control Diabetes as well. The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the thyme leaves, ginger, and chopped pears and boil for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the maple syrup and spices, cover the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.

Once fully steeped, remove pears, ginger roots, and thyme leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside. **NOTE: Strain mixture if needed.**

To Make Drinks: Fill 3/4 of the glass with the Pear, Ginger-Thyme Syrup, then add 2 Tbsps of lemon juice, and add sliced pears and thyme leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving.

Sip and Enjoy!

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink
Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink 

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Steep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
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Ingredients

Simple Pear Ginger Thyme Syrup:

  • 5 cups fresh water
  • handful of thyme leaves
  • 2 Medium Pears, peeled + chopped
  • 2-3 Medium ginger roots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup + more if needed! (See Notes!)

Spices + Other:

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • handful of thyme leaves
  • 1 Medium Pear, slices

Instructions

  • To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the thyme leaves, ginger, and chopped pears and boil for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the maple syrup and spices, cover the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.
  • Once fully steeped, remove pears, ginger roots, and thyme leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside. **NOTE: Strain mixture if needed.**
  • To Make Drinks: Fill 3/4 of the glass with the Pear, Ginger-Thyme Syrup, then add 2 Tbsps of lemon juice, and add sliced pears and thyme leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Pear Ginger-Thyme syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. **Can be made as a traditional drink with the Thyme leaves OR enjoyed with the fizz from the Carbonated Water.**
SWEETENER: You can always use 1 cup of ‘honey’ or agave instead of using pure maple syrup. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Vegan honey option—Bee Free Honee, click link.
DRINK: This drink can also be consumed warm if preferred. Simply re-heat syrup in a small pot for 2-3 minutes, continue recipe and add to your favorite mug or glass and enjoy!

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  1. The flavors in this are out of this world! Made this for a friends dinner night and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This combination is amazing. Pear, ginger, lemon and Thyme wow, great idea. Always looking for great lemon water recipes so I can use the lemons on my tree.