When our family saw the chronic health issues of children today, we began the education on Real Food Health. Then we replaced the bad stuff, which includes…
It didn’t take a rocket-science degree to figure out some changes need to occur in our diet and environment…but it does require a gargantuan effort to sift through and find the best diet!
The Cheat Sheet
If you haven’t heard of it already, Weston A. Price Foundation is a great resource to give you a much quicker start to your health without the meandering we endured.
The short of it is a real food diet and properly preparing the food.
Well, as you know, dropping habits like soda doesn’t come easy. No big deal for the children who were young enough to never taste the addictive qualities of sugar! But the adults struggle…
All good things have a healthy beginning or replacement. Soda is no exception. Actually a few hundred years ago it is documented how society made all sorts of fermented beverages. It is vital to have these ferments along with our meals in order to digest our meals more productively!
Soda can be made with almost any flavor you like in the store. You just need to take the time to figure out your taste preferences. Add a little more sweetener for the ferment, and voila!
Here is a family favorite that we also sell at the Farmer’s Market:
4-Ingredient Beverage Recipe
Lavender Lemonade Soda Beverage
Everyone is different, so be sure to taste and modify before you ferment. Remember it needs to be a little sweeter than normal to feed the ferment. We use organic non-GMO when you have the option.
1 C Freshly Squeezed Lemons
1 C Raw local Honey + a bit more (1/4 c) for the ferment food
1-2 Tbsp Whey or Ginger Bug or Saurkraut juice
1 1/2 Gallons of pure, clean, dechlorinated Water
Well, really 5 ingredients if you choose the Lavender! Be sure to use the least synthetic, food grade oil. Contact us for what we use.
2 drops of lavender essential oil
Pour all of the ingredients into a glass container(s). Leave the space. It seems to allow the ferment to happen better and faster.Tip: put honey in measuring cup with lemon juice and gently stir to thin the honey for easier pouring.
Simply close the metal lever or if you have a cap, gently unscrew the lid the tiniest bit to allow for some escape so you don’t have a volcanic experiment. However, you do want to leave it on snug in order to capture the CO2 that naturally occurs to give the coveted fizz.
Depending on your climate, leave this out for 1-3 days. You can taste test during the process by pouring a bit into a cup until desired fizz.
When desired balance of sweet and fizz is obtained, simply place the jar in the refrigerator with the lid on.
Truly, this Soda is a winner. Now your family can enjoy delicious sodas that are also filled with beneficial gut flora the way it is intended to be. This digestive aid will certainly help our children find better health again or at least move them into a better disposition for life! Let me know how it goes!