Boost your Metabolism with Lemon Ginger Water

Your hydration directly effects your metabolism.  If you want to rev up your metabolism, then you should be drinking an optimal amount of water every day.  Water is involved in pretty much every function in the body, so if you’re dehydrated, it’s no wonder your metabolism is going to be effected.  Almost 80% of your muscle consists of water, so if you’re dehydrated, your muscles ability to burn calories slows down.  If that wasn’t enough, when you’re dehydrated your body’s ability to mobilize fat as a fuel source decreases! So the bottom line, if you want to rev up your metabolism, you must must must be drinking adequate water!

Drinking plain water all day can get boring.  Which is why I created this Lemon ginger water recipe!

In a blender add:
> The juice of 2 large lemons
> 4 cubes of fresh ginger root – remember to remove the skin!
> A couple drops of stevia sweetener
> A dash of cayenne pepper
> 3 to 4 cups of water

Blend everything for a few minutes, then pour over a strainer to remove the chunks of ginger.

Combined this concentrate with a gallon of water!

I pour it into 4 separate water bottles and keep it in my fridge at all times so I can grab it and go!

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130 thoughts on “Boost your Metabolism with Lemon Ginger Water

  1. I was drinking this then some how got out of the habit will get back in! I think because I was making it in one big container and it was a bit much for me 🙁 DUH I should read the instructions first!

  2. I just bought some ginger on sale yesterday and was thinking oh I can do Chalene’s water but couldn’t remember it exactly from Snap. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

  3. This is so good! When I first came across the recipe I was like “hmm I don’t know about that” but it’s so good! It tastes like healthy lemonade!!

  4. You need to add a pinch of good quality mineral salt to your water. It acts as a transport to your cells and holds the water. Plus you get a boost of minerals

  5. I have been drinking lemon ginger water for awhile, I just slice the lemon ,peel the ginger and throw it in a jug of ice water, have never added cayenne pepper though, will have to try that. I find it to be very refreshing .

      • Is that just based on taste or does it go bad? I have a bunch that I made up and didn’t finish. Am drinking this morning and not sure that it tastes much different?

  6. I don’t have fresh ginger or lemons but want to make this tonight. Would ginger and lemon essential oils (100% pure-no carriers) have the same effect? Actually, lemon essential oil, because it’s derived from the rind, doesn’t contain the acid of the juice that wears down tooth enamel.

    • as far as I know, that would have a different effect… from the research I’ve done and dentists I’ve spoken to, the water is fine to drink all day as long as you wait about 30 mins to brush your teeth after you drink it

    • How often to you drink the lemon ginger water. .i also added fresh turmeric root for inflammatory issues

      • Didn’t add the sweetener and added the strained concentrate to a gallon pitcher and added the remainder of the water. May have not been as diluted as it should be but tasted super yummy!

  7. I just started making this water! I love it! It is really helping me get my water intake in. I love the cayenne kick!!!
    Also -I love your snapchats! You are so funny and informative! I look forward to them! Thank you!

  8. Hi just wondering if it would be good to boil the ginger and use the boiled water. Is there more of a benifit?

    • I’m not sure if there is more benefit to doing it that way… I would go with whatever option tastes better to you 🙂

  9. I just made this and it’s delicious! So you make a gallon of this every single day? Does it last more than a day in the fridge? I’m really excited for your Beta test group. Wanted to get a head start on the water to help train my brain 🙂

  10. I just made this, Yum! It’s super light in color. Hope I made it correctly. So add the whole batch to an empty gallon jug, and fill the rest with water? Wasn’t sure the concentrate to water ratio. Thanks Chalene!

    • so the recipe I provided is to be combined with 1 gallon of water… but you can also tailer it to your taste buds

  11. Hi Chalene! I just made it for the first time 🙂 I think I added too much cayenne 🤗 It’s really good though, thank you for sharing! I was making it and my husband asked what I was doing and I told him it was from you and he says “oh it’s in the Bible then” 😂 I said, of course, Chalene is a genius and always right 😍
    I made mine in a Vitamix, I strained it but nothing came out, is this normal? I blended it for a while so there were probably no pieces of ginger left, lol!

    • no it’s not needed… you can use an alternative sweetener… one you like. I just use stevia because it has a lower insulin response. However you can alter the recipe so that it works better for your taste buds.

  12. Due to personal taste I left out the stevia and went light on the cayenne pepper. It is delicious and refreshing. Thank you!

  13. OMG, this is my new favorite! I’ve tried all kinds of flavored waters and they’ve always been just ok. I have the hardest time getting enough water in. I loved this so much I just made a second batch! <3

  14. Totally random question… I have a bag of limes (thanks Costco). Thoughts on a batch of this but using limes in place of the lemons?

  15. I have seen you have alternative way of making this ( it’s been on your Snapchat before)

    What is that recipe? Love the snaps! They are great entertainment 💕

  16. Just made it! So yummy! I’m already really good about drinking water, but I like the added flavors and I know that the ginger and lemon have added benefits too! Thank you!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing. My husband cannot stand plain water. I expect him to be pleasantly surprised! 🙂

  18. I believe ginger can heal our bodies. I never thought of intaking it on a daily basis. This is something I will definitely start doing today!

  19. We have been making a big jug of iced green tea, but I’m going to try this instead! Thanks for sharing this recipe Chalene!

    • I’d recommend not using honey because of the grams of sugar it would add. But cinnamon would work!

  20. This may seem like a crazy question, and I apologize if someone already asked this. Do you add it to an entire gallon of water or is your concentrate part of the gallon? Are you following this ? lol!!

  21. I bet you could freeze the concentrate in ice cube trays then pop the “ice cubes” in to glasses of water. Then you don’t have to worry about it going bad. My mom used to do that with lemon juice if we had too many lemons.

  22. I love you, Chalene. You bring me lots of joy. 😘😘

  23. I tried this reluctantly, but LOVE it! I never had a problem with plain water so I didn’t see the need to “embellish” it. I don’t use any stevia and I add more than the dash of cayenne but I really like the kick from the ginger and cayenne! Thanks for the recipe! Laura

  24. I’m definitely going to try this. I love to use ginger for his ability to stop bloating and gas. Thanks Chalene

  25. I am thinking of making the concentrate, and then freezing it in an ice cube tray, and then adding an “ice cube” to my plain water bottle each time. Do you think freezing it would affect the nutrients negatively?

  26. Love it. I normally drink lemon water in the mornings or I squeezed half a lemon and drop a pinch of cayenne pepper on it and then swallow it. This recipe brings it together plus adds the benefits of ginger. I loved it, and loves to “punch” the cayenne gives to it. Thank you!

  27. I want to make this today but i already have a hard time drinking 8 cups of water. How many days can this stay in the fridge?

  28. Is this a water I can drink during a fast or will it mess it up? Doing the beta test and just wondering! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Chalene – I want to try the recipe, but I thought we were trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners. Is Stevia ok to use?

  30. Charlene this water recipe is amaaaazing !!! Light & refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing it 😁

  31. I’m interested in the difference of using fresh ginger root and ground “processed” ginger? Thanks

  32. Chalene, I really love the lemon ginger water. This recipe really keeps me satisfied. Definitely will have this on hand when I’m fasting!!

    I need to try the cucumber next. Love making my own flavored water.

    Thanks For All You Do For Your TRIBE!!!!!

  33. I love this, sans the cayene. Its allowed me to really increase my water intake. However, it is messy adnd time consuming. Can i make several gallons at a time and drink over several days? How long will this last in a closed jug?

  34. This is so great! It has helped me replaced diet or zero colas and flavoured sparkling water! Thanks for sharing!

  35. I’ve made some changes including adding a lot more water and recently eliminated diet soda. I like drinking water for the most part, but sometimes, I just miss that change of flavor by having a soda, which is why I’ve been researching the flavored waters – especially ones that will help with weight loss. I read that it was OK to use ground ginger root – but no real directions on that. Should it be placed in some sort of tea bag to be added? I found that it ended up at the bottom of the pitcher but when stirred up into the water, it becomes somewhat overwhelming to the flavor. Suggestions?