1. Begin boiling water for the Gynostemma Tea.
2. While that is going, you can trim the skin off both the ginger and turmeric roots. I generally remove most of the skin but not all as some people believe the skin holds a lot of the bioactive components. Leave too much though, and the drink can become very fibrous. The choice is yours.
3. Just before the water boils, pull it and rinse your gynostemma leaves. Steep it in a little hot water for 10-20 seconds then throw this remove any possible residues of the growing, processing or handling it has undertaken before coming to you.
4. Steep your gynostemma for 2-4 minutes. The longer you go, the thicker the flavor.
5. Remove the tea and pour the liquid into a blender (I use a Nutribullet). The tea is really hot so you can add some extra water or ice at this point if you desire. Add the ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and lemon juice.
If you didn’t add water or ice to it before, this is a good time too. Drink up.
The taste shouldn’t be a problem. I rather enjoy it.
And after that, there are endless variations to the recipe that can increase its recovery potential. I am currently experimenting with adding some shilajit powder, ground flax seeds, ashwagandha, frozen berries, and olive or coconut oils. I prefer a more liquid version of this recipe but it could easily be adapted to a smoothy type of drink.
If you have any ideas or find some combination of ingredients that work well for you, we would enjoy you sharing it with everyone. Please, leave a comment below.