Sunday, February 5, 2017

Power-Packed Ginger Ale!

Lots of new creations today - with paint and food!

Do you ever want ginger ale for a tummy ache? After all, ginger has been shown to help with all sorts of digestive and female ailments! 

But all that refined sugar and chemicals :( Are you surprised that that most ginger ale doesn't even have ANY ginger?! Crazy, right?!

In addition to ginger, peppermint, turmeric, and lemon may also help! So...

Power-Packed Ginger Ale

1/2 inch slice fresh ginger
1/4 inch slice fresh turmeric (1/4 tsp powder)
1 tsp dried peppermint (fresh would be awesome!...few sprigs would probably be just right!)
1/8 inch slice fresh lemon
3-5 pitted dates*
12 oz bubble water of your choice (or more!)

Blend first 5 ingredients with 1/2 c water (I used "whole juice" button on my Blendtec). Then add remaining water and a handful of ice to blender and shake it all up manually. You're all set! I actually add more water and ice as I drink. As you can imagine it's a strong flavor, and extra hydrating is always good! Enjoy!

Bubbly water has even been shown to help your digestive issues! Club Soda for Stomach Pain and Constipation
Paradoxically, I actually drink WITHOUT a straw, since that extra air in your system may worsen symptoms.

*5 dates = 1/4 c dried fruit (one checkmark), but if you want to opt for a lower calorie drink, each date is 30 kcal. Three dates provides plenty of sweetness for 90 kcal.

So this is potentially a 3-check mark Dr Greger Daily Dozen recipe! Cheers to happy intestines! 

In case you missed them, here are two other drinks to help you get your daily dose of TURMERIC!

5-Checkmark Spicy Ginger Latte

Snow Day Hot Cocoa
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1 comment:

Fresh-You said...

For a really quick and easy version, when I want some ginger ale in five seconds, instead of one minute, I just pour a can of carbonated water into a glass with a 1/2 tsp of powdered ginger. I actually pour 3-4 ounces into the cup, then add the ginger, and gradually add the rest of the can. It gets really bubbly, like a root beer float, yum!


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