Turmeric Gingerade Drink
6-7 cups fresh apple juice (either freshly juiced apples like gala – about 12-14 apples, or fresh apple cider with no sugar added)
1-3 tablespoons fresh turmeric root, no need to peel ( start conservative, taste, add more to taste)
⅛ cup – ¼ cup, unpeeled ginger root
¾ cup fresh lemon juice, more to taste ( about 3-4 large lemons)
Using a juicer, juice the apples and place in a large 2 quart mason jar or large pitcher. Alternatively you can use fresh apple cider ( with no sugar added).
Juice the turmeric root, starting off conservatively, then juice ginger and lemons ( peel the lemons with a pairing knife and put in the juicer.)
Stir this with the apple juice. Taste. Adjust. It should tasted balanced, sweet and tart, with the heat of ginger in the background ( add more if you want) and a hint of exotic turmeric ( add more to taste).
Note: if adding little slices of turmeric through the juicer, its ok to pour a little splash of water ( or the apple juice) through the juicer, to get the turmeric to come out.
Keep in the fridge and serve over ice for a refreshing summer drink, or top off with sparkling water.
You can also make cocktails out of this, but I didn’t say that.
Ginger and turmeric root give it such a refreshing boost of flavor – but what I love about this most is its cleansing, energizing and healing properties. It’s like giving your body a healing, magical elixir.
Turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which sooth and heal the body. So if you are feeling tired, achy, overworked, groggy headed, or struggle swollen joints, this will help. After a long hike or run, or a day of hard physical labor, this is a godsend.
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