Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
Peel the pomegranate and get 1 cup of pomegranate seeds. If you use pomegranate juice, skip this step.
Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes with the pomegranate seeds.
Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
Strain the tea into your tea cup.
If you use pomegranate juice and not the seeds, add ½ cup.
Add the green tea bag for 2-5 minutes.
Remove the tea bag. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into the tea.
If you like the taste of grapefruit better, use the juice of one medium size red grapefruit instead.
Add 1 tbsp of raw local honey or a few drops of stevia / monkfruit.
Add the vanilla extract (optional).
Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.