Ginger-Lemon Spritzer – Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ Approved!
Prep and ready time: 10 minutes
- 1 lb – ginger root (fresh, plump and moist as possible)
- 3 cups – water
- 1 qt – soda water or still water
- ½ cup – ginger juice
- ½ cup – lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp – white stevia powder (or another sweetener, to your taste; light agave syrup would be our next choice).
To make ginger juice, cut the ginger root into pieces about the size of a cherry and blend with 3 cups water until the mixture is smooth, i.e. without any solid pieces.
Pour this mixture into a sieve over a bowl or a bowl lined with cheese cloth. Separate the juice from the pulp and put the pulp aside for your compost.
Combine 1/2 cup of ginger juice with 1 quart soda water or still water, lemon juice and sweetener.
Place leftover ginger juice in a small container to use within a week. You may also pour into ice cube molds to be frozen and then placed in a freezer bag for future use.