Foodie Friday: Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea

Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea #FoodieFriday, Anti-Inflammatory, Tea, Post Workout Tea

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This week our theme is cold, refreshing drinks just in time for the hot, sweaty days of summer! Other than smoothies, I typically don’t drink my calories (that excludes wine, wine doesn’t count 😉 ).  

But seriously, I like my coffee black, I am really not much of a juice drinker and certainly never soda.  The only drink that I will have from time to time is iced tea which is exactly what I made today…but with a little twist! 

Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea #FoodieFriday, anti-inflammatory tea, turmeric tea, ginger tea


Instead of traditional tea leaves, I made this using powdered turmeric, natural crystallized ginger, fresh squeezed lemon juice and a little honey. 

The reason I choose to use turmeric and ginger is because they both have anti-inflammatory properties which is just what I need right now as I start to tackle marathon training.  

I actually use turmeric a lot post run (both ground and in pill form) to help reduce joint pain and inflammation from running.  I’m not sure what studies have proven or disproven in regards to effectiveness but I do know that it does work for me and that they are widely used for that purpose. 

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Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea

Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea

During the winter months, I enjoy this as a hot tea and during the hot summer months, it is just as perfect and refreshing as an iced tea! 




  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 
  • 3-4 large pieces natural crystallized ginger (I used High Valley Orchard)
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • Raw honey, to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil then add in turmeric and ginger pieces. 
  2. Reduce to a low, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat, cool and strain. 
  4. Pour over ice, squeeze in lemon juice, add in honey and give a little stir. 
  5. Sit back, sip and enjoy! :)

Note: Settling is normal, just stir it up! 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 12, 2015

Tea without tea- well that is a switch! I need to get some of these ingredients- looks great!
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    Reply June 12, 2015

    Thank you! :)

susie @ suzlyfe
Reply June 12, 2015

I love ginger, but I haven't been able to get involved with straight turmeric yet. Need to experiement more!
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    Reply June 12, 2015

    I started by adding it to smoothies, you just have to find the right balance with another ingredient!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply June 12, 2015

I've never had a drink or anything except for Indian food with turmeric. This looks awesome! I've heard a lot about it for anti-inflammatory properties but never thought to use it after a run! I'll have to look into that!

    Reply June 12, 2015

    Try adding it to smoothies with some ginger, definitely helps post-run soreness :)

Reply June 12, 2015

i love turmeric drinks! so nourishing, especially this combo!! pinned

    Reply June 12, 2015

    It really is so nourishing! :) Thanks for pinning!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply June 12, 2015

I could so use all the tummy goodness right now!

    Reply June 12, 2015

    Whip some up- I know you have all the ingredients :P

jill conyers
Reply June 12, 2015

I love iced tea. I haven't used tumeric very often so this is a good place to start.'

Happy TGIF Annmarie!

    Reply June 12, 2015

    It definitely is! :) Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply June 12, 2015

Interesting combo! I never would have thought to add tumeric to iced tea but why not?!
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    Reply June 12, 2015

    Can't hurt! ;)

Kimberly G
Reply June 12, 2015

This looks so good! I'm very similar to you when it comes to liquids - I don't drink coffee but I like hot herbal teas with lemon (no sugar or honey), I drink water all the time, sometimes seltzer water, and no soda. I really like that this tea has ginger. I've been adding cubed ginger to my morning smoothie to help with some aches and pains!

    Reply June 12, 2015

    Oooh cubed ginger sounds good! I've never tried that, I will have to look into it. Hope you have a great weekend :)

Reply June 12, 2015

Looks delicious and refreshing! I have been back to adding a lot of turmeric, and I love ginger, for recovery and inflammation. After my chiropractor appt yesterday and again next Monday I need to increase fluids after the appointments and also drink a few drinks with it so I will be adding this one into the rotation!
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Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply June 12, 2015

Annmarie - This looks so amazingly refreshing! I'm going to have to try this...I have terrible joint pain from running. Didn't know turmeric was good for that!

Reply June 12, 2015

Oooh...more anti-inflammatory drinks! I need as many of those as I can get! This looks so refreshing!
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Reply June 12, 2015

I bought turmeric some time ago, but at some point during my moving back out process, I misplaced it! :[ I'm definitely gonna need to try this out once I unearth it though! :O
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Reply June 12, 2015

That looks very refreshing! Perfect for Summer.
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Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
Reply June 13, 2015

So I had this huge mental block to turmeric until like, two weeks ago. I don't know why! I used it on a grain salad and now it's love! I once had the same aversion to ginger so I feel like I should definitely try this!
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Jess @hellotofit
Reply June 17, 2015

This looks like the perfect summer porch drink! My grandma used to mix turmeric and water together, and then spread little bits of it on the scars on my legs (from bug bites, falling, etc) and said it would make them go away haha. (It didn't really work)
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    Reply June 17, 2015

    Haha that is too funny! I have never heard of that remedy for bug bites and such before!

Reply October 9, 2016

This tea sounds beyond amazing! I just love turmeric! (And lemon!)

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