GINGER LEMON SWITCHEL
MAKES 1 1-QT JAR.
HANDS-ON TIME: 10 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 12 HOURS to 2 WEEKS.*
*INCLUDES FERMENTING TIME.
Switchel is a refreshing fermented drink that starts with raw ginger and apple cider vinegar as its base. Here, we infuse the ferment with lemon and mint for a tasty beverage that can also relieve gas and bloating. It’s easy to make and easy to drink!
4 cups filtered water 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (TRY: Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar) 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger (peel on), scrubbed and thinly sliced 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves and tender stems
1 1-qt wide-mouth glass jar with lid, sterilized
1. To a 1-qt wide-mouth glass jar add all ingredients and seal tightly; shake to combine. Let ferment in refrigerator for at least 12 hours, or up to 2 weeks. (NOTE: The longer the mixture ferments, the more the flavors will develop.)
2. To serve, mix ¼ cup switchel with ¼ cup still or sparkling water.
PER SERVING (¼ cup): Calories: 14, Total Fat: 0 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 4 g, Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 0 g, Sodium: 0 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg