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.
More Slow Cooker Soup Recipes You’ll Love:
- Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup
- Slow Cooker Chorizo Kale Soup
- Slow Cooker Shortcut Red Posole Soup
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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.
This look so good! I love ginger tea so I am sure I would really enjoy this as well.
I make broths all the time. I like that this is light for spring.
There are so many benefits to using lemon and ginger. This broth would surely hit the spot.
I could have so used this a couple weeks ago when we were all fighting colds. Sounds like it would have been a perfect solution for when we were tired of chicken noodle soup!
Toni Dash says
Yes! So sorry about your colds!
This sounds phenomenal!! I love anything lemon and ginger. I’m adding this to my list of things to try.
Marcie W. says
I am all about sipping a warm broth while feeling under the weather and this blend sounds amazing! I can see it being especially helpful for coughs or a sore throat.
Melissa Chapman says
I want spring weather so badly but it just is not coming yet. Until the temperature warms and the snow stops I may try this soothing broth for myself and the kids to keep warm.
Toni Dash says
It’s 42 degrees here and the wind is howling; I completely understand how you are feeling Melissa! The only saving grace is we know it WILL come eventually!
I like the idea of the combination of lemon and ginger, especially their health benefits. The weather changes so much, it would be great to make this to boost our immune system. Plus the fact it can be made in the slow cooker is a great positive!
This sounds perfect for a cold day or when you’re feeling down. I love sipping on something like this to warm up, and the vitamin C in this is great for an immune boost.
That sounds so good! I love the flavors, and I love how healthy it is. Lemon and ginger are both very good for the body.