Lighter than a heavy soup and more warming than a hot drink, Slow Cooker Lemon and Ginger Sipping Broth is a perfect elixir for the change of seasons. Nourishing to the spirit as well as the stomach!
This simple little recipe for Slow Cooker Lemon and Ginger Sipping Broth is a ‘go to’ in my recipe arsenal all year long. The robust flavors of lemon and ginger are satisfying and warming.
It’s a light tonic for the spring, to take the chill out of the changing days and great to stave off a wandering appetite for those of us who hope to align with the quickly arriving swim suit season!
As I shift from hearty soups to salads when the temperature changes, I find myself pining in the spring for something warm that isn’t coffee or tea, or robust soup. I just want something warm and light to sip.
Our Colorado spring weather is manic. It can be 70 degrees one day and snowing the next, dragging my food cravings through the wringer.
I still want just a hint of a soup that I can sip at my desk while editing photos or to wrap my hands around as we curled up to watch movies. Or maybe to fill up a bit with a lighter lunch when I don’t want to eat much but need ‘a bit more’!
Why Drink Lemon and Ginger Sipping Broth
I love the flavors of lemon and ginger. They are bright, sassy and light as you’d expect for spring. They also possess great properties to support the immune system. My kids’ schools are brimming with coughing, sniffly students to I’m paying attention to keep my system in good shape as well. Both lemon and ginger have wonderful healthy benefits adding a bonus to this delicious broth!
What does Lemon and Ginger Sipping Broth Taste Like?
Making a base vegetable stock in the slow cooker with lemon, ginger and a few seasonings creates a light, bright sipping broth that is very satisfying. It’s a bit sweet, spicy from the ginger with a slight tang of lemon.
It can be used as a light soup stock too. Some chicken and light vegetables would make a it into a beautiful to make a spring soup. I personally prefer the flavors of the vegetables and herbs so don’t add salt to mine but you certainly can to meet your preferences.
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How to make Slow Cooker Lemon and Ginger Sipping Broth – Step by Step:
Slow Cooker Lemon-Ginger Sipping Broth
- 8 cups Water
- 1 medium Yellow Onion , peeled and cut into quarters
- 2 stalks Celery , cut in to 2-3 inch pieces
- 1 2-inch nob fresh Ginger Root , peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
- 6 large Garlic Cloves , peeled and rough chopped
- 2 teaspoons Whole Black Peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
Combine all ingredients in a 6 quart or larger slow cooker and cook on Low for 8 hours. Strain the vegetables and discard before serving.