First Trimester: Ginger-Lime Sparkler
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
To combat queasiness, try popsicles, dry toast, ginger ale and citrus-flavored water.
1 knob unpeeled raw ginger (about 3-4 inches), scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons organic honey
8 ounces sparkling mineral water
To make syrup, place ginger and lime juice in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered until juice is reduced by one-quarter, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover pan and allow ginger to steep for 20 minutes. Strain liquid and discard ginger. Stir in honey; place syrup in a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use. (Yields about 3⁄4 cup.)
Put ice in a 12-ounce glass. Add mineral water and 2 tablespoons syrup. Stir and drink immediately.