You could compost your apple cores but why not spin them into a warming winter tea first? This Ginger & Apple Core Tea is super easy to make and a delicious way to use up those scraps.
I’m a big fan of apples and this is the time of year when the markets are bursting with the best of the season. Honey-crisp (my personal fave), Macintosh, Ambrosia, Fuji, and so on.
I could talk apples all day!
This Ginger & Apple Core Tea will be a comforting addition to your Fall and Winter seasons.
GINGER & APPLE CORE TEA
One of my got-to snacks is these Apple Cinnamon Snacks with a big old dollop of almond butter. So what do you do with the apple cores? I usually pitch them in the trash. I should be composting ( I use all my veggies scraps for broth) but we live in an apartment and the fruit flies drive me nuts.
The other day I was at my chiropractors office leafing through a Chatelaine magazine when I discovered this cool idea for using apple cores.
The article had an image of a steaming mug of liquid and it said “Ginger & Apple Core Tea”. Simply slice up some fresh ginger and said apple cores and boil them in water for a tasty, warming mug of tea.
I thought, how fun!
So that evening when I sliced up my apple for my snack I wrapped the core up in a small baggie and put in the fridge. The next morning I tested it out and WOW!
Was it ever lovely.
It was a cloudy, Vancouver-y day so it felt even more comforting than expected. I’m a big fan of ginger and appreciate all its healing properties as well. Research on ginger shows it has many anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. We all love that, right?
Anyways, friends, this is too easy not to try.
Hope you enjoy!
- 1 apple core
- 2 inches fresh ginger, sliced into thin pieces
- 1 1/2 cups water
Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for five minutes. Enjoy warm