Good Girl Moonshine (FP)

Stay hydrated with this slimming, health-promoting drink. It’s your Baptist-friendly buzz toddy—no alcohol involved, yet it just might make you say “Yee-haw!” and do a wild karate kick after you take your first sip. It is refreshing, zingy, and tantalizing; many Mamas doing the THM plan have found it helps them kick the soda habit. Ginger and apple cider vinegar, the superfood stars of this drink, are both powerful digestive aids. GGMS (this recipe’s affectionately abbreviated name) detoxifies, clarifies, alkalizes your body, and aids in weight loss. It can also be made with sparkling water for a fizz effect or with any fruit-flavored herb tea.

SINGLE SERVE:  makes 1 quart to be sipped on all day (may be doubled for a 2-quart sipper)

- 1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (preferably one with mother)
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger (see Note)
- 2 to 4 doonks Pure Stevia Extract,  or 2 to 3 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend, or to taste
- Extracts of choice (optional; for different flavors)
- Water and ice cubes

1. Put the vinegar, ginger, sweetener, and extract of choice (if using) into a quart-size jar. Add a little bit of water so you are able to stir the ingredients.

2. Fill the jar with ice cubes, then add more water (or cooled tea of choice) until the liquid reaches the top of the jar. Stir well, then taste and adjust the flavors to “own it!”

If you’d rather use fresh ginger, blend a good-size nob of the root (about 5 ounces) with ¾ cup water until it is completely broken down. Now add 1¼ cups more water (for a total of 2 cups) and blend well again. Pour into ice-cube trays and place in freezer. When frozen, put the cubes in zippies and store in the freezer. Use 1 or 2 of these ginger cubes in place of the powder in your Good Girl Moonshine.

The Good Girl Moonshine  recipe is dairy-free (DF) and uses no special ingredients (NSI) when you replace the THM sweeteners with store-bought sweeteners.

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