Alkaline Diet Recipe: Acid Crusher Detox Tea: Turmeric Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe

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A cleanse is an awesome way to jumpstart your health, energy, and metabolism, but cleansing should be a LIFESTYLE, ideally incorporated into your daily routine.

When it comes to food and drinks, my motto has always been moderation, not deprivation. By simply adding more healthy and alkaline foods and beverages into your daily diet every day, eventually the good will outweigh the bad and THIS is a great way to sustain your healthy habits!

The Acid Crusher Detox Tea is one of the most alkaline beverages you will find, and will help your body get rid of damaging acids and inflammation on a regular basis, while offering additional health benefits at the same time.

This tea is easy to make, can be used daily, and any leftovers can be stored in your fridge to be used as a healthy ‘iced tea’ whenever you want it!


Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine, but this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It has long been used for its medicinal purposes, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic herb.

Its benefits have since been well documented in the medical literature, and curcumin—one of the most important components in turmeric— has been found to promote health and protect against a wide array of health conditions such as chronic inflammation, liver disease, skin problems (i.e. acne, psoriasis, eczema), digestive issues, joint and muscle pain, and immune support to name a few.

TIP: research shows that when you add a pinch of black pepper to any recipe that has turmeric, and you will increase the potency of your turmeric by 2,000%!

Ginger has long been known to use for the relief stomach ailments such as motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, nausea, and vomiting.

A serving of lemon contains 51% of your daily vitamin C needs as well as other vitamins and minerals. Lemons have been found to help combat stroke, cancer, and asthma. They also help with maintaining a healthy complexion, increasing iron absorption, and boosting the immune system.

While lemons are classified as ‘citric acid’, they are very alkaline-forming in your body due to its high mineral and low sugar content. In addition to this tea, you can add a lemon slice to your water to make it more alkaline!

Turmeric Ginger Lemon Detox Tea  [Serves 2-3]


  • 16-20 oz. of filtered water
  • 1 inch of fresh turmeric root                      
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root
  • 1 Lemon Slice (do not boil, add to tea before serving)

Peel the turmeric and ginger and chop it into small pieces (the smaller the better).

Add turmeric and ginger pieces into a pot with water, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, bring to a simmer for 10 minutes and serve (simmer longer if you want stronger tea). Squeeze a lemon slice into the cup and enjoy.

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for a healthy iced tea.

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You can find tumeric root at Whole Foods or an Asian or Indian market. You can find the powder proportion using google.

Beth Mcbride
Beth Mcbride

How much powdered turmeric to use.

Cathy Long
Cathy Long

Dr. Daryl,

I just wanted to share with you…I’m a 52 year old, insulin dependent diabetic, whose blood sugar has been raging out of control for over three years, (glucose readings from high 200’s to high 300’s). Also, I was 70 pounds overweight when I read about the get off your acid program. I ordered the spring cleanse in June. I finished my 7 day cleanse yesterday.

I am thrilled to report I have lost 7.5 pounds, 4.5 inches and best of all my blood sugar has ranged between 90 and 120 for the past 4 days. The recipes are awesome and this morning after measuring and weighing, I told my husband, welcome to week two.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


What if you cannot find turmeric root? How much powder would work in its place?

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