Ginger-lemon tea

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Combining the tangy zest of lemon, warm spice of ginger and coolness of mint, this Indian ginger lemon tea is aromatic and delicious. With its low sugar content, it’s simple, soothing, and diabetes-friendly.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Serving size: 200ml


  • Water (500ml)
  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • Honey, 2 tsp (10g)
  • 4-5 mint leaves


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the sliced lemon, mint leaves and ginger to the boiling water.
  3. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the tea into mugs.
  5. Add honey, stir well, and serve hot.

Storage: Store any leftover tea in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat gently before serving.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 10kcal

Fat - 0g

Carbohydrate - 2g

Protein - 0g

Sodium - 60mg

Sugar - 2g

Fibre - 0.3g

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Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan is CEO of Virtual Clinic Dietitian-cell and a prominent dietitian. She's a specialist clinical dietetic, with a focus in global diabetes management. She's passionate about crafting diabetes-friendly recipes that are both tasty and healthful, and collaborates with major healthcare organizations and health periodicals.

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