Thanksgiving is most definitely our favorite food holiday but after a day of indulging and subsequent servings of leftovers… we need a little break!
Even though we both had a glorious long weekend with our families we came back to NYC feeling as stuffed as turkeys!
We figured if we were feeling this way, you probably were too! So we wanted to share some of the best beverages for getting your belly back on track. If you ever find your digestion out of whack or need to give your metabolism a kick in a pants, just try one of these drinks.
Depending on your preference we have a cold option and a hot option. Try them both and let us know what you think!
Slim Waist Water
Servings: about 8
Time: 5 minutes
2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
Juice of 2 limes
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Few drops of Stevia to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and drink! Aim to have one pitcher every one
to two days.
Tummy Taming Tonic
Servings: about 4
Time: 5 minutes
2 cups boiling water
1 bag of ginger tea or 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon, more to taste
Combine all ingredients and enjoy! Aim to have 2-3 cups per day.
Break in your 8″ chef’s knife with this summer “thyme” staple. Here at HCC we like to take classics and give ‘em an unexpected twist… and this lime + thyme gazpacho is one of our favorites.
Try it this week and let us know what you think over on our blog!
NOTE: If you want to instantly elevate the flavor palate of anything–just add thyme!
Lime + Thyme Gazpacho
Time: 20 minutes
1 cucumber (1/2 finely diced, 1/2 in large chunks)
2 large tomatoes (1 finely diced, 1 in large chunks)
1 red pepper, chopped (1/2 finely diced, 1/2 in large chunks)
1/2 red onion, chopped (1/4 finely diced, 1/4 in large chunks)
1/2 jalapeno pepper, cored and cut in large chunks
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 ½ cups tomato juice
Juice of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Put all the finely diced veggies in a large bowl.
Place all the veggies cut in large chunks in your food processor or blender with garlic, tomato juice, balsamic vinegar, lime juice and thyme. Blend until smooth.
Add this liquid to the bowl with the finely diced veggies and mix well. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Store in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors marry before serving.