Did you read last week’s recipe post here at Holistic Squid ? Are you receiving Holistic Squid posts in your inbox? If not, you’re missing out on some major real foodie magic! Last week, we learned how to make a Ginger Bug.
Have you made your Ginger Bug? Today, when you crack the lid, does it whisper an excited sigh that says you can now magically create sodas that are not just delightfully delicious but great health promoters for you and your family? Sodas that do not taste like health food but like….well, soda!
Let’s try an easy one first and later we’ll try more complex tasty creations. Time to have some fun!
Apple Ginger Soda Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup ginger bug from previous ginger bug recipe
- 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly juiced ginger (or to taste)
- 3 1/2 cups freshly juiced apple
Apple Ginger Soda Method:
In a quart size bottle (old apple cider vinegar bottles are a convenient choice), combine all ingredients. Place a tight lid on the jar and allow it to sit in a warm or room temperature spot in your home. If your home tends to be cool at night, consider getting a Seedling Heat Mat. Just sit the bottle on top of the mat and out of direct sun light. After 1-2 days of fermentation (watch for bubbles rising to the top of the bottle and if you are unsure your bevi is ready, give the lid a slight twist and listen for a gas release), you will have a lovely probiotic rich bevi.
Yield – 1 quart
This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Monica’s delicious recipes will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.
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Do you make your own apple ginger soda, or another kind? What’s your family’s favorite cultured soda?