A probiotic drink; anti-inflammatory Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon soda.
Get ready for a taste of Aloha that will blow your mind… and tastebuds!
This medicinal beverage is powerful! As you will see by the simplicity and potency of the ingredients, this elixir stands out!
Using Four Simple Ingredients:
Makes 1 gallon of Hawaiian Sunshine
1/2 Pint Ginger
1/2 Pint Olena (Turmeric)
1/2 Pint Honey
1/4 Pint Lemon
Chop Ginger and Olena and place into Vitamix
- Blend in two separate batches
- Add water to equal 1 gallon total
- Add 1/2 pint of honey, splitting between blender runs
***Wait to add 1/2 Pint of Lemon Juice until after fermentation as it can inhibit the culture of the ginger bug.
The lemon is optional but will keep the brew from going ballistic in the fridge. It is rare, but one exploded in in a friends refrigerator so beware.
Strain Blended mixture.
Pour through a funnel into jars.
Store in a warm place and let ferment for a few days…
I store above my stove so that the temperature can enhance the fermentation. Within a few days bubbles should begin to appear. Be careful “burping” the mixture as the ginger bug is powerful and this mixture can quickly become explosive. Be sure to store in the refrigerator before explosive phase has occurred.
Warning!!! “Burp” SLOWLY, once fermented, a little at a time, or you will have a big orange mess everywhere.
This recipe was shared with my by a dear friend. I suggest you do the same.
*Note that if left in the fridge for longer periods, this elixir can become quite potent… and slightly alcoholic. We refer to this substance as, “Rocket Fuel”.