How To Cure An Upset Tummy
My recipe for Tummy Tonic originated one morning when my friend, Noelle, showed up to my house with an upset tummy. She was always getting nauseous and said the only thing that settled her stomach was some juice from our nearby raw foods cafe. “Every time I go there it costs me $8.00 for one cup of juice. Tou need to make this“, she said.
I took a few sips, and then got to work. Noelle knows how I love to create my version of a food dish or drink from taste; it’s like playing a game of Sudoku.
I later shared my Tummy Tonic with my grandmother during her visit who also suffers from chronic nausea and she couldn’t believe the immediate relief. When she got home she shared some with her friend who then used it on her- get this- dog.
One of my daughters gets an upset stomach often from nerves, the poor girl worries about everything. Toni’s Tummy Tonic to the rescue.
So what’s the secret?
Toni’s Tummy Tonic Ingredients
- Cinnamon Sticks, 5-7
- Fresh Ginger, 1-2 whole peeled and sliced thin
- Whole Cloves, 2 tbspns
- Ground Ginger, 2 tbspns
- Organic Honey, 1 cup
- Non-Concentrated White Grape or Apple Juice, 1/2 Gallon
Toni’s Tummy Tonic Directions
The first thing you’ll need is a big stock or soup pot.
1. Place sliced ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ground ginger in a stock pot 3/4 full of water
2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
3. Let it boil for a few minutes, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Leave it covered, turn heat off and let it steep for an hour.
5. Place strainer over another large pot and strain and discard ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves by pouring through strainer into another pot
6. Add honey to juice in pot and stir
7. Combine juice with the fruit juice; you may not have enough room in one pot and will therefore need to pour half of your juice in one pot and half in the other to add the fruit juice to both pots
8. Store in juice containers in the refrigerator
This recipe makes about 2-3 gallons so there’s plenty to share with your friends, family…. or friend’s dog.