Ginger-Lemon Spritzer

This Ginger-Lemon Spritzer recipe is Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ Approved and posted by Sentara Healthcare in Hampton Roads

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.