Hey there steemians! Your mad (kitchen) scientist is back with another great creation.
Yup, the power of turmeric with an probiotic twist. Giving your gut the best of both in a delicious 'living' elixir.
If you are unfamiliar with turmeric it's an amazing root with many medicinal benefits. "Turmeric as Effective for Treating Disease as 14 Different Conventional Drugs, Study Finds" Wowee!
Ok let's jump into in because I'm impatient, ha!
What you'll need
- 4 cups organic fruit juice or brewed tea
- 6 tablespoons of organic white sugar
- 1 organic ginger root
- 1 organic turmeric root
- 1 pinch of organic black peppercorns
- 1/4 turmeric bug starter (liquid only)
- 1 quart mason jar
Notice I forgot the turmeric root in the photo lol
Oh here it is!
What you need to do
I did a green tea brew here, maybe I'll do a fruit juice one for a future post.
Boil 4 cups of filtered water
I always tie the tea bags together and snip off the tags. Makes it easy to recover all the bags at once.
Add your ingredients into the boiling water and remove from heat, put a lid over the pot and let it steep until the brew reaches room temperature.
Remember how I forgot the turmeric root in that photo? Yeah I actually forgot to add it to the brew at all.() To remedy my mistake, I boiled it up separately and added to the rest of the brew.
Alright now that it's cool enough add the brew to the mason jar
Add the turmeric bug starter to the jar
Cover the neck of the mason jar with a breathable material (this coffee filter works great!) and place the mixture in a warm place out of direct sun light.
Allow the brew to ferment for about 3-5 days (stirring daily). A layer of bubbles will begin to form on the surface.
Pay close attention to the smell of your brew, leaving it too long and it will become boozy.
When you think it's ready, pour your brew into a large swing top glass bottle. I recommend you sample the brew before you bottle it, you might need to mix in a bit more sugar before first.
Here's the finished product! It's not as fizzy as my previous brews, but a tweak here and there is all that's needed next time.
Nevertheless a super beneficial beverage for your body!
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