Is it time to rediscover delicious Homemade Ginger Beer?
Something a little bit different from me today. I’ve been looking at food for healing and to improve your mood and gut health and my lovely friend Milica has very kindly agreed to send me over this amazing sounding recipe for healthy Homemade Ginger Beer.
How to Make Your Own Ginger Beer at Home
Ginger is one of the best natural healthy resources. It is excellent for boosting our immunity, the metabolism, healing inflammations, sore throat, lowering the cholesterol level, improving the digestion, stimulating the blood and lymph flow, and much more!
Thankfully, we can prepare this spicy root in various ways to reap its benefits. And one of these wonderful recipes is homemade ginger beer. It is refreshing, delicious, and healthy. If you want to make it on your own, without all the additional preservatives, colourings, artificial flavors, take a look at this recipe!
Homemade Ginger Beer
For the fermented ginger:
2 cups Pure water (spring or filtered)
8-9 Tbsps. Grated ginger root
8-9 Tbsps. Brown sugar
For the beer:
8 cups Water
1/2 cup Fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Ground Sea or Himalayan salt
1/2 cup Fermented ginger
2 inch (5 cm) Ginger root
First we need to prepare the fermented ginger. We will be using the method of wild fermentation which it does not require any additional yeast. That is what makes this homemade beverage so healthy and valuable!
Start by mixing 2 cups water with 3 Tbsps. grated ginger root and 3 Tbsps. brown sugar. Place the mixture in a large glass jar, stir well, and seal it. Put the jar in a warm and sunny place. Every day for the next 5-6 days add 1 Tbsp. grated ginger and 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, and stir well again. For about 5 days the mixture has to ferment. You will notice bubbles forming at the top and the color becoming darker and cloudier. This means that the ginger is ready for the beer preparation and we can move on to the next step.
Peel and cut the ginger root in small pieces or grate it. Place 3 cups water in a metal pot and heat it. When it starts to boil add the grated ginger root, 1/2 cup brown sugar and the salt. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.
Next, take the pot off the heat and let it cool off. Now add the remaining water (5 cups), the lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of the fermented ginger. Stir well and pour the mixture in a glass jar with a tight lid. Store it in a dry and cool place for 2-3 days.
Finally, strain the beer and pour it in a suitable glass bottle. Your homemade refreshing and healing ginger beer is ready! Store it in the fridge!
Use it for boosting your natural immunity, speeding your metabolism, or in addition to your favorite cocktail!
How does it work?
Fermented ginger contains large amounts of probiotics – the beneficial colon bacteria which represents more than 80% of our natural immunity! By replenishing our guts’ flora with these essential microorganisms, we effectively boost our own abilities to counteract the malevolent bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Because let’s face it – most of us have hectic lifestyles, less-than-perfect diets, and undergone antibiotic treatments. And these are the major factors for having poor immunity and frequent illnesses.
If you wish to dive deep into the area of natural immune system building with prebiotics, probiotics, herbs, homeopathy, etc. check out my book “Boost Your Immune System Fast”. This will be probably the most comprehensive guide to building your natural defense mechanisms you will have, packed with loads of recipes, tips, and guidelines!
Milica Vladova dedicated her work to spreading the valuable knowledge of the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She is determined to make the world healthier, happier, and more successful!
Milica has been published on The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, Thrive Global, Sivana Spirit, Steven Aitchison, and more.
She is also the author of “The Detox and Strong Immunity Series” and “DIY Homemade Beauty Products Series“.
You can find her latest bits of wisdom and download her FREE healthy recipe books at http://mindbodyandspiritwellbeing.com