Fasting tea is a great way to help you stick to the digestive pause protocol and to enhance the fasting health effects. Made with calming ingredients and cleansing spices, this fasting tea recipe is designed to support your body during the fasting period. I love its spicy taste and wonderful flavors and honestly I can’t wait for the evening to sip it and give my body a real treat during the digestive restore period.
Can You Drink Tea While Fasting?
I love to help my body during the fasting time with a healing drink, since not only you can drink tea while fasting but you can actually boost the health effects with the right ingredient combo. I don’t see fasting as a stressful period, it’s a gentle way of giving my body time to restore and regain its balance.
Preparing a healing tea during fasting is a way to gain awareness and consciously support my body cells during the digestive pause. Some of the reasons why you should drink tea while fasting:
- Curb the cravings and suppress the appetite
- Assist your digestive system during its restoring time with calming ingredients and antibacterial spices
- Keep your body hydrated
- Boost the fasting health effects with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients
- Improve immune action
Does Tea Break a Fast?
A simple herbal tea doesn’t break a fast. However, if you decide to buy a fasting tea blend, make sure to check the nutritional label for added sugar, milk powder and artificial flavour enhancers – you want to give your system a break, not to burden your liver activity with unwanted chemicals.
I like to make my own fasting herbal blends or ingredient combos because I can control their quality. Herbal blends, green tea, ginger, hibiscus or rooibos are good choices for not breaking your fast.
Make sure to avoid adding sugar or other sweeteners, including honey, to your fasting tea as these will break your fasting.
Intermittent Fasting Tea
Intermittent fasting is on a growing trend, being widely adopted by athletes and body builders but also by people that lead a healthy lifestyle. Intermittent fasting health benefits, including weight loss and diabetes prevention have been widely studied.
Depending on the reason you decided to embark on a fasting protocol, there are multiple intermittent fasting tea options to choose from. If your fasting aim is to lose weight, choose a tea blend with diuretic effects, such as hibiscus or green tea.
If you want to give your digestive system a break and help it cleanse, you might want to consider a healing herbal blend or my own fasting tea recipe with ginger, lemon and healing spices.
Lemon can be controversial for fasting, since it contains fructose. However, this tea doesn’t use lemon juice but a quick simmer of the sliced lemon. If you still want to avoid it, you can simply add a lemon slice in your serving cup and it will be just fine.
Ginger is my favorite ingredient for an intermittent fasting tea, as it packs exceptional health boosting benefits. Just a few highlights of the ginger health effects:
- Eliminates gastrointestinal distress
- Its gingerol compounds have anti-inflammatory and tumor growth inhibiting effects
- Supports the health of colon and reproductive system
- Promotes healthy sweating, a great way to boost immune action
Adding spices like cloves and cinnamon to the fasting tea combo enhances the digestive soothing effects, while also giving it antibacterial and antioxidant benefits.
Interested in experimenting with other health boosting teas? Try this Moringa Tea, the Natural Beauty Booster, my Liver Detox Tea with Ayurvedic Spices or this Ginger Turmeric Tea for a Quick Immunity Boost
Fasting Tea with Healing Spices
- 3 cups water
- 2 oz fresh ginger 2 x 4' pieces
- 1 lemon
- 3 cloves crushed
- 2 peppercorns crushed
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Peel the ginger and lemon then cut them into thin slices.
- Add the sliced ginger, lemon and spices into a medium saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring to boil over medium heat, turn the heat to low and simmer for five minutes.
- Strain and cool until comfortable to drink.