The combination of ginger and lime culminates in a flavor profile that is both refreshing and spicy. A cold glass of ginger limeade tastes great on a warm summer day. Add some agave nectar and a lime leaf to improve the naturally bitter taste. Keep in mind, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and bitters.
Summertime Ginger Limeade
Ginger ranks among Hildegard’s favorite healing spices; she recommended it for it’s warming effect in balancing bodily humors. Limes are rich in vitamin C along with calcium and other phytochemicals. We think if Hildegard had ready access to limes in 12th Century Germany, she would have certainly included a drink like this one in her fasting guidelines.
For 8 to 10 servings.
- 14 Limes (or, two cups lime juice)
- 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
- 6 Tablespoons agave nectar, sweetener
Squeeze limes for lime juice. We assume 7 limes produces 1 cup of lime juice. Add coarsely grated ginger to lime juice, and combine with water. We assume 3 cups of water per 1 cup of lime juice. Add agave nectar, and serve with a lime leaf.