Ginger & Tonic Recipe
This recipe was part of a retreat myself and Caitlin Wheat ran in 2019 in one of the wine regions of Chile. Unfortunately this year we were unable to run our annual retreat due to the pandemic, however, fingers crossed that we can get you all together in 2021.
Today's recipe is for those of you who are looking for a delicious alcohol-free drink. As a nutritionist, I rank ginger in my top 10 "superfoods" for its well-documented beneficial health properties. We are especially fond of this drink in our family as the sharpness of the ginger really gives the drink a punch. It is great to make when you are hosting a dinner party or for big family celebrations as it tastes as fancy as it looks!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
P.S. For the health professionals out there I have included the link to a recent umbrella review of Ginger & Health Care ( Li et al, 2019). This includes a review and meta-analysis of 27 systematic reviews. Their findings demonstrated it was beneficial for metabolic health, including improvement in lipid profiles, reduction in C-reactive protein, reduction in nausea and vomiting, as well as reduced pain scores. Issues cited in this paper are associated with the obvious variations in method, frequency, and size of the dose of the ginger in the trials.
Li, H., Liu, Y., Luo, D., Ma, Y., Zhang, J., Li, M., Yao, L., Shi, X., Liu, X. and Yang, K., 2019. Ginger for health care: An overview of systematic reviews. Complementary therapies in medicine, 45, pp.114-123. [Online] Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229919303504 (Accessed 13th November 2020)