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Weekend Well-Being: Make Your Own Ginger Ale

If I am going to indulge in a soda, I usually choose some form of ginger ale. So you know I was excited when I found this recipe for making my own ginger brew. This recipe makes a tasty, mild and quite refreshing drink, perfect for sipping in the afternoon shade. Plus, ginger is a great antidote for motion sickness and promotes digestion as well.

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Ginger Ale
from The Healing Kitchen

What you need:

4 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2 cups water
4 teaspoons honey
2 cups carbonated water
Lemon slices

What you do:

  1. Finely chop or shred ginger in a food processor or with a hand grater. Boil water and add the ginger to it. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain.
  2. Add honey. Agave nectar can be used as a substitute sweetener.
  3. Allow mixture to cool to reach room temperature. Pour 1/2 cup in a glass. Add seltzer, a lemon slice, and ice. Stir and serve. Any leftover drink must be refrigerated or the mixture will begin to ferment and you'll have ginger beer!

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition information (per serving): 23 calories; 6 g carbohydrate; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g fiber; 0 mg cholesterol; 25 mg sodium.

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