I was never much of a tea drinker before starting the autoimmune protocol. When I was a kid, it was a lot of soda and milk, and I had a brief love affair with coffee in college, but tea? Never. If I wanted something warm and comforting, I’d go for hot chocolate or mulled apple cider. Nowadays, there’s nothing I appreciate more than an herbal, fruity tea like this Honey Citrus Mint Tea. Based on a similar beverage from the Starbucks menu, this herbal tea is wonderfully soothing, the perfect balm for a sore throat or cold, gloomy day. Add a few drops of peppermint extract or edible essential oil for an even mintier drink!
Struggling to Start the Autoimmune Protocol?Living with chronic illness can be isolating enough without overhauling your lifestyle, often without the full support of family members who don’t want their diets to change. But you don’t have to go through it alone. SAD to AIP in SIX, from Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook Angie Alt, will coach you step-by-step through the transition from the standard American diet (SAD) to the autoimmune protocol (AIP). The six-week course includes coaching from Angie and her team, support from your peers in the program, and reference materials–it’s an incredible bargain compared to private health coaching sessions. If you’re struggling to make the change to the AIP or feeling isolated on your health journey, this is the program for you!
- In a small saucepan or kettle over medium heat, bring the water, lemon juice, and orange juice to a simmer.
- Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Cover and steep for at least 5 minutes.
- Pour into mugs to serve and add honey to taste.