Happy New Year! Like so many others, I need a re-commitment to my healthy lifestyle. The holidays were brutal and I'm back to where I started. I know that I need something to fill my tummy when I'd rather eat FOOD!! I already had an all day sipper that fused the Good Girl Moonshine with the Singing Canary, but here's an updated recipe. I do not include vit. C powder here, because I take a packet of that every day already. If you need more vit. C in your life, feel free to add about 4 packets to this mixture! You will need much less sweetener (if you use the pre-sweetened kind like Emergen-C) so be aware of that. OTOH, if you have straight Vit. C powder with no sweeteners, you'll probably need more!
I call this sipper "All Season" because it's good - even in winter! In fact, my favorite way is to add 3T (2 ice cubes) to a mug of hot water. Sooooo citrus-y and ginger-y - you can feel it healing a sore throat! It's soothing and comforting when you do NOT want to be drinking a quart of iced drink. And since there's no caffeine, you can sip it all night while watching movies, warm yourself up just before bed, etc. I also like it at room temp - just the concentrate and water - no ice
You can freeze this concentrate into ice cubes if you like, but I just measure it from a jar in the fridge. I tend to forget the ice cubes are in there... if I see the bright yellow jar in my fridge first thing in the morning, I remember to mix some up!
All-Season Canary Moonshine
- 2" x 4" piece of fresh ginger, peeled (slice into coins for easier blending, but don't worry about chopping)
- 1.5C bottled lemon juice
- 1C apple cider vinegar (with the mother is best - check Costco and Aldi for cheap!)
- 4T turmeric powder (check asian markets)
- 1/2C + 2T erithritol (or your favorite on-plan sweetener. You'd need over 1C of gentle sweet.)
- 2-3T vanilla extract (to taste)
- 4T collagen
- 2T lecithin
- 3T MCT oil
Place the sliced ginger and lemon juice in the blender, and turn it on. Add the rest of the ingredients with the blender running, through the small opening in the lid. The color should be very bright yellow/orange and the mixture should be creamy and frothy.
Pour into ice cube trays (you'll need at least 2) or into a quart jar with a metal lid & ring (the plastic lids will leak when you shake it later)
Shake very well before measuring, and use 1/3C (4 ice cubes) into a 1qt jar of ice and water. You can add the concentrate-cubes to a bit of hot water in the jar, chop them up with a straw, then top it up with more ice and water.
For a great healthy-boost sore-throat tea, place 2 ice cubes (about 3T liquid) into a mug and add boiling water. Add a packet of vitamin C to help knock that cold out!
For the hot OR iced, you can add an additional scoop of collagen or some whey protein to increase the protein in your drink and/or turn it into a meal replacement. With the whey, you'd want to use the blender before drinking. The Collagen will dissolve easily with just a spoon.
Be sure to use the swirl-and-sip method to get down the few ginger fibers that will be left.