Julie Fortenberry, RD, LDN/LD
Ginger is almost a guarantee to help stop nausea in its tracks – try this delicious recipe for Homemade Ginger Ale! It’s delicious any time, but a perfect remedy when you (and your stomach) need a pick-me-up.
Homemade Ginger Ale
4 cups water
2 cups sliced fresh ginger root (not necessary to peel)
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp. honey
Sparkling mineral water or club soda
In a medium saucepan, combine water and ginger over high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for one hour. Remove lid and continue to simmer 30 more minutes. Take off heat and strain mixture to remove ginger. Stir in lemon and honey. Cool completely. This is your ginger syrup and can be saved for later use.
To make ginger ale, put a handful of ice into a glass. Add ¼ cup ginger syrup, and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water. Enjoy!
Julie Fortenberry, RD, LDN/LD is a registered dietitian at Touro Infirmary. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi. Julie believes that lifestyle changes and wholesome nutrition are obtainable, and brings real-life understanding to wellness and nutritional counseling.