Wow!! Yeah!! Ginger Nectar! Finally, a drink that is an all-weather or all-season drink with many significant health benefits. Being healthy is the trend of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and how would you like to spend your days? I bet you would like to spend your days by finding the best recipes that would allow you to feel good about yourself. I may have the answer for you if you like ginger.
When I first saw the Ginger Nectar recipe, I thought it would be difficult for me to drink because as you know ginger has and aromatic, pungent and spicy taste. Well, it ‘s not hard at all. This recipe is perfect for ginger lovers and good for people who are looking for a new way to consume it. Did you know that fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local market? Yes, it is.
The Authority Nutrition has described Ginger as one of the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. Their description goes on to say that it is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Do you agree? I agree, and I believe so should you.
After making this drink, I can promise you that you would throw away your store-bought ginger drinks and start making this fresh Ginger Nectar. Making Ginger Nectar is so simple to make that even a child who it at the age to use a knife in the kitchen and also the stove will be able to make. No need to add more preservatives and chemicals into your body. This recipe is so natural that you can even close your eyes and enjoy it.
Making Ginger Nectar requires the use of a sweetener, and it is up to you to use what you prefer. I use organic sugar, brown sugar, or coconut palm sugar. I prefer not use honey or agave because neither of them melts entirely. The reason I say that is because you have to juice the ginger with a sweetener and add more when mixing it with hot boiling water. You will be able to sweeten the ginger nectar when it is hot but not when it is cold with honey or agave.
This excellent ginger drink can be enjoyed hot or cold. By the way, I don’t think I mentioned this earlier; Ginger Nectar is a great iced tea for hot days. It may warm your body a bit but think about the benefits of ginger. I use this same drink in my smoothies, shake if necessary, and when I am juicing.
One of the best tips I can share when making this drink is to use a powerful blender or a nutrients extractor. It is necessary to convert the ginger into liquid form entirely.
Are you almost convinced that you should at least try ginger? Let me share with you some of the benefits of consuming ginger:
- can treat many forms of nausea and morning sickness
- may reduce muscle pain and soreness
- has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with osteoarthritis
- may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors
- can help treat chronic indigestion
- may reduce cholesterol levels
- may reduce menstrual pain
- contain substances that may help prevent cancer
- may improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
Lastly, I cannot take all the credits for creating this wonderful drink. The recipe is from one of my cookbooks from Babette DesRoziers. I updated the recipe by changing the amount of ginger to make it easier for me and you as well. Hope you will enjoy this wonderful healthy treat.
- 1/2 cup fresh ginger peeled and cut in small cubes
- 3/4 cup water purified preferably
- 1/3 cup sugar organic, brown, or coconut palm sugar
- 4 cups hot boiling water
- Place ginger, 3/4 cup water and sugar in a blender and puree for 2 - 3 minutes. (time will be much shorter if using a nutrients' extractor or a powerful blender)
- Pour 4 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour ginger mixture into boiling water, turn off heat and place pot on a non heated surface or a trivet. Cover with a clean cloth and let stand to infuse until the mixture is cool. Pass through a fine-mesh sieve and refrigerate if preferred.
- Add more sugar before serving if desired.
If using honey or agave, make sure that it is dissolved completely.