This post comes courtesy of a very special AIP person indeed. My 11 year old daughter.
When I was at school one day, we had some people come in and show us how to do stuff like plant bulbs and make crafts etc. I love it when they come because we make healthy stuff that I’m allowed to eat/drink. This time we got to decorate plant pots with metallic colours, plant paper white bulbs to sell at the craft fair and, everyone’s favourite, we got to make ginger ale.
Growing up as a kid who has never had “pop” or coca cola or any fizzy drinks like that (except for kombucha), I felt left out. I went to numerous parties where everyone was drinking fizzy drinks and I had to have water, coconut water or juice. So, when they told us we were going to make ginger ale, I was really happy! I like this recipe because it tastes good and is healthy. And I know loads of you will like it too!
(makes 8 small glasses)
2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
4 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 (750ml) bottle lightly carbonated spring water (we like Gerolsteiner)
Put the lemon juice and honey into a large jug and stir really well to dissolve the honey. Squeeze the ginger tightly so that all the juice goes into the jug then throw away the pulp (or use it for something else). Add the water but not from a height or it will splash everywhere. Stir again and drink.
If you keep it in the fridge overnight, the bubbles will go but it’s still a really good drink.
It’s also fun if you freeze it in ice cube trays then you can add it to your school drinks and casually pretend it’s water!