17 Relaxing AIP Herbal Tea Recipes
AIP herbal teas are great as more than just a warming drink to sip in winter – here are four other ways you can use them:
- If you can’t have coffee, our Coconut, Rose & Earl Grey Tea Latte is a good swap to make.
- Iced Tea recipes are a great way to cool down in the heat – there are a couple here you can try, like the classic Cold Brew Iced Tea with Lemon & Mint or the more inventive Honeysuckle Tea.
- Herbal teas can be used to add a refreshing twist to morning smoothies or make sweets, the Hibiscus Gummies in this post are just one example.
- Plus, herbal teas are used as wellness remedies in many cultures across the world.
These herbal tea recipes also feature many common herbs, like:
- Chamomile, which is often used for relaxation and calming.
- Turmeric, which is often a traditional remedy for colds or tummy troubles.
- Ginger, which is often used for soothing sore throats and digestive problems.
- Licorice root, which is often used to calm the respiratory system and strengthen the immune system
From a Chamomile Mint Tea to help you unwind before bed, to a Cold Bustin’ Elderberry Tea and an Antioxidant Wellness Tea, we’ve found plenty of options you can try when you’re feeling stressed, tense or just under the weather.
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Table Of Contents For AIP Herbal Tea Recipes
- Hot AIP Herbal Tea Recipes
- AIP Herbal Iced Tea Recipes
- AIP Herbal Wellness Tea Recipes
- AIP Herbal Tea Smoothies and Sweets Recipes
Hot AIP Herbal Tea Recipes
Ginger is a great ingredient in a hot drink as it is warming and soothing and can help to ward off colds, ease sore throats and calm digestive issues. The addition of the basil leaves gives an extra level of freshness to the flavor of the drink, making it a lovely warming comforting hot drink for a chilly day!
This drink is the best solution if you like latte but can’t have coffee! It even has a frothy top like a real latte, especially if you can get hold of a frother. The rose petals add a fragrance to the drink, but don’t be tempted to add too many or you will taste nothing else! You can garnish the top of this drink with rose petals or add a touch of vanilla powder.
This nourishing drink is more like an infusion than a tea, yet it still has all the goodness of turmeric and ginger, making it a wonderfully reviving drink if you are not feeling too great. Turmeric tea has long been used in Indian households as a remedy for colds and tummy problems, but with the addition of the lime you get a much fresher flavor.
There can be nothing more refreshing than a plain cup of mint tea! It is perfect on chilly days to warm you or help soothe a sore throat, or to quench your thirst on a summer day, either as it is or chilled and served as an iced tea drink. You only need a few mint leaves to make this so you can keep the rest for future drinks or garnishes.
Throughout history, chamomile tea has been given to people who were not feeling so good, as it has a relaxing effect and can help you get to sleep at night. This makes it perfect for helping you to unwind after a busy or stressful day. You do not have to use peppermint in this recipe – just use your favorite mint to adapt the recipe to suit you.
AIP Herbal Iced Tea Recipes
Cold brew teas are so easy to make and have a much smoother flavor than hot tea. All you need to do is leave the tea leaves in a jug of water in the refrigerator overnight and you are good to go! In the hot weather in summer, why not try to make up a jug every night then by the morning you have a light and refreshing tea drink to enjoy.
– Primally Inspired
Ingredients: honeysuckle flowers, water, ice.
Honeysuckle has several health-giving properties and it is used in Chinese medicine as a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory, but because of its natural sweetness it makes a wonderful iced tea drink for hot summer days. Bruising the flowers before you make this helps to release the flavors and this can be done by gently pressing on them with a rolling pin. Why not ask a friend with a honeysuckle bush if you can pick the flowers, then you get the drink for free!
AIP Herbal Wellness Tea Recipes
Honey and lemon are used in many countries to ease colds and sore throats, so just imagine how adding turmeric and ginger would boost the effect! You end up with a warming cup of goodness that can actually shorten the duration of a cold, but could also make you feel relaxed and revived at the same time. The turmeric and ginger help to boost the immune system, letting you fight off bugs more easily.
– Auto Immune Wellness
Ingredients: boiling water, turmeric powder, ginger, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, peppercorns (optional), orange juice.
Turmeric has been shown to be a great anti-inflammatory agent and to have several other health benefits, so this tea is a gentle way to introduce yourself to this spice. If you can tolerate the peppercorns then you will find they increase the effect of the turmeric. This recipe gives another warming drink that can make you feel loads better if you’ve been off-color.
– Raia’s Recipes
Ingredients: thyme, dried elderberries, licorice root, nettles, Echinacea, honey.
There can be nothing nicer if you have a cold or sore throat than a soothing cup of tea in any shape or form, but this one is specifically designed to help with these problems. Licorice root can help boost the immune system, soothe digestion problems and increase the wellness of the respiratory tract, so it is a great ingredient to use for sore throats and colds, as is Echinacea, which is available from health food stores.
– Holistic Health Herbalist
Ingredients: dried elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, raw honey (optional).
Elderberry has been shown to cut the duration of a cold and help in warding off flu bouts and along with the cinnamon and ginger can make a delicious and healthy tea to soothe your symptoms. Just imagine how nice it would feel to have a warming drink when you’re all stuffed up! This tea can be taken 2-3 times a day until you are feeling better.
– Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Ingredients: white tea, berries, honey (optional), lemon juice.
Have you ever even heard of white tea? It is produced from the young shoots of the tea plant and can have even more immune-boosting properties than the more mature types. Adding the berries adds to the flavor and gives this drink a natural sweetness so you may not even have to sweeten it. Raspberries work well here, as do blueberries which are rich in anti-oxidants.
– Chinese Grandma
Ingredients: ginger, mint leaves, lemon juice, honey, water.
This is another tea that could be served hot or cold, depending on what the weather is like. Iced mint tea makes a really refreshing drink for a hot day, but with the addition of the ginger this tea also tastes so good served warm for a soothing drink. The longer you leave the ingredients to steep, the stronger the flavor so it might be an idea to taste after a while!
– Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Ingredients: mint tea, turmeric, ginger, lemon juice, mint leaves, honey.
This is another recipe that can be very useful for anyone with a cold or the sniffles! Mint can help to reduce the mucus and help you breather a bit easier, while the lemon juice is packed with vitamin C to help you fight off the virus. The turmeric and ginger give this drink a warming feeling and that in itself can make you feel better!
AIP Herbal Tea Smoothies and Sweets Recipes
– Kitchen Konfidence
Ingredients: green tea bag, ginger, boiling water, baby spinach, mint, pineapple, pear, kosher salt, ice, honey, lemon juice.
Some green smoothies that you see nowadays are SO green that they look like liquidised grass and are quite off-putting! Not this smoothie! It is green, but not that green. It has a delicious fresh flavor which is zinged up by the pineapple and the pear can add enough sweetness, so it’s best to taste it first before adding any sweetener or honey.
– So Let’s Hang Out
Ingredients: boiling water, spearmint tea bags, spearmint tea ice cubes, full fat coconut milk, coconut water, blueberries, spinach, lime juice, grass-fed gelatin, coconut oil.
This recipe gives you one of the most refreshing smoothies possible! Like other recipes of this sort, the choice of berries is up to your own individual taste – why not experiment to find your favorite! This smoothie has many health benefits thanks to the gelatine and anti-oxidants in the fruit, but apart from that, it tastes great. You could even try freezing this and serving it as a semi-fredo to get the kids eating healthy too!
There is something really special about homemade sweet treats that make them even better than store-bought, and they are relatively simple to make. Gelatin has a load of health benefits such as strengthening hair and nails and making your own gummies can encourage the kids to eat healthier treats too. Again, this is a versatile recipe, so try experimenting with other flavors to find your favorites.
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