Warm Citrus, Maple, and Ginger Tonic

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Perfect for a chilly day, this warm tonic has ginger to help reduce migraine pain and nausea – plus it’s tasty too! Enjoy it warm or stick it in the fridge for an iced version.


  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1 clementine, peeled
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1.  Add water and ginger to a small pot and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or longer if you prefer a spicier drink.
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon or other utensil, mash the clementine in a mug. Add the hot ginger water and maple syrup and stir.
  3. Enjoy! Can be kept in the fridge and reheated on the stove (if desired).


  • If you’re sensitive to citrus, try adding muddled berries instead
  • No maple syrup? Try honey or blackstrap molasses 

Published by Kelli Yates, RDN, LD, CLT

Kelli Yates, RDN, LD, CLT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in holistic migraine management and fellow migraineur!

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