My metabolism died on February 14, 2012.
I know the exact date because it’s the day I gave up my pack-a-day smoking habit.
Though, I’m not sure about the exact time. I’ll venture a guess that it was around 6:00 AM; the time I would have lit up my first of the day.
For 25 years, my pack-a-day smoking habit kept my weight in line. The one-two punch of the nicotine fueling my metabolism and dulling my taste buds meant I was only ever chasing after five or ten pounds at a time.
But now? Now I’m chasing metabolism boosters as I tackle double that number. And when I say that number I mean the ten pounds. Not the five.
Oh how I wish for the days of chasing five to ten!
But not enough to take up the habit again.
And then one day my daughter and I were at the supermarket. And in front of us we saw this gnarly looking root thing rolling down the check out line.
We were curious about this alien food-like substance. A conversation was struck. And we came to learn it was ginger root. And how it’s used in cooking. And tea. But not just any tea.
Metabolism boosting tea.
So, naturally, I Googled it when I got home. And checked out some ideas on how to best work with that gnarly ginger root. And am now sharing with you my metabolism-boosting recipe idea …
Ginger Root Tea Recipe
Medium Ginger Root
2 Cups Water
Optional: Lemon, Cinnamon Stick, Honey
Peel ginger root and cut into 12-15 slices. Add to 2 cups of water (lemon slice and cinnamon stick optional) and bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 15-minutes. Serve with honey or sweetener (again, optional).
Now I’ll be chasing that 20 extra pounds with one cup of ginger root tea at a time! 🙂
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