GAPS Diet Tea Recipes

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Herbal teas are wonderful for health. Certain herbs help to aid, heal, and soothe digestion. These GAPS diet tea recipes are perfect for the introduction diet and beyond.

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One of the main goals of the GAPS diet is to heal the digestive tract. All the main foods included in the GAPS diet are focused on this goal, such as meat stock. Certain herbal teas do a great job as well, and they’re a wonderful addition to the rest of the healing protocol. These GAPS diet tea recipes make delicious beverages you can enjoy between meals.

Digestion soothing herbs

The GAPS diet tea recipes I’m going to show you use peppermint leaf or ginger root for the herbs. Both of these herbs are gentle digestive enhancers. They help to soothe and heal the digestive tract, and they promote healthy digestive of food.

Peppermint is a refreshing, stimulating herb that helps to calm and soothe the stomach and intestines. It is the quicker of the two herbs to prepare. You can use fresh or dried peppermint leaves.

Ginger root is warming, and also helps to soothe the stomach and intestines. Ginger stimulates the body’s production of healthy gastric juices. It takes a little longer to make than the peppermint tea, but it’s still quick and easy to prepare. You’ll need a fresh ginger root to make this tea.

If you’re up to the introduction stage where honey is allowed, and you’re tolerating it well, you can add honey to the herbal teas. Otherwise, they are also delicious on their own. It’s best to drink these GAPS diet tea recipes warm. Warm tea is the most soothing to the digestive system.

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Water for making tea

You’ll want to make sure to use filtered water for making these GAPS diet tea recipes. We filter our water through a Berkey water filter.

If you don’t have a water filter, it’s best to buy some filtered water, and avoid using tap water.

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The tea making process

The method to make these GAPS diet tea recipes is pretty simple. You just have to prepare the different herbs, which I’ll explain in a bit, and then allow them to steep in hot water for the right amount of time.

If you’re using dried mint leaves, you can just pour boiling water over 2-3 tablespoons of the dried mint leaves in a pint sized mason jar. Let the leaves steep for 10-15 minutes, strain, and it’s ready to enjoy.

For fresh mint leaves, you’ll need a good handful of them, and you’ll have to remove them from the stem. Put the leaves in a pint sized mason jar, pour boiling water over, and let them steep for the same amount of time as the dried ones. Strain, and it’s ready to drink.

The ginger root takes a little more prep than the mint leaves. You’ll want to take a piece of the ginger root, a piece that will give you about 2-3 tablespoons. Peel the ginger root with a vegetable peeler, then grate it or chop it finely. After that, pour water over the grated ginger root in a pint sized mason jar. Let it steep for 1-2 hours. Then strain and enjoy.

Equipment for making GAPS diet tea recipes

There are lots of gadgets out there for making herbal teas. Some really nifty ones include pots and mugs with built in strainers. If you have something like that, go ahead and use it, as long as it’s made with nontoxic materials like glass or stainless steel.

To keep things simple, I often make tea in mason jars. I just use a metal strainer to strain the tea. The jars work great for storing tea for later use as well.

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GAPS diet tea recipes directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. For ginger tea, peel and grate or finely chop ginger root.
  2. Place herbs of choice in glass mason jar.
  3. Pour boiling water over herbs.
  4. Allow peppermint leaves to steep for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Allow ginger root too steep for several hours.
  6. Strain tea into mug and enjoy.

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What herbal teas do you like to drink?

Did you know that these herbs were so helpful for digestion? Join the discussion in the comments!

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gaps diet tea recipes

Herbal teas are wonderful for health. Certain herbs help to aid, heal, and soothe digestion. These GAPS diet tea recipes are perfect for the introduction diet and beyond.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp peeled, grated (or chopped fresh ginger root OR
  • 2-3 tbsp dried peppermint leaves OR
  • 1 bunch fresh peppermint leaves
  • 1 pint filtered water

Instructions

  1. For ginger tea, peel and grate or finely chop ginger root.
  2. Place herbs of choice in glass mason jar.
  3. Pour boiling water over herbs.
  4. Allow peppermint leaves to steep for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Allow ginger root too steep for several hours.
  6. Strain tea into mug and enjoy.

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