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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


"The Elixir of a Long Life"
Turmeric Tonic Water
"The Anti-Inflammatory Water"
Lengthen your years and reduce your pain with this pure natural tonic water.  Don't you think it's time to live for the good life?
I was grateful enough to be able to harvested some turmeric roots and a nice big cayenne pepper for winter 2015.  Long and behold, Oh Meyer has grant me a ripe lemon!  She had produced only two lemons this past season which took a long drawn out six months process to grow.  But, I see Oh Meyer is blossoming more sweet fragrance flowers - hopefully can it be over a dozen strong healthy flower buds?
Meyer Lemon Tree Plant
"The Gift that Keeps on Giving"
 Oh Meyer will contribute to a good tonic water.
Turmeric Tonic Water Ingredients

*For a more potent tonic the ingredients can be doubled.
  • 6 cups of purified or distilled
  • 1 half of organic lemon
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ground green cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey *optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt *optional
  • 1 piece of ginger root the size of your little (pinky) finger
  • 3-4 pieces of fresh turmeric roots (nice sizes) or 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric powder

Organic Meyer Lemon
I'm savoring every piece of this lemon because it will be a while for the next batch to be produced again.  I used a small piece with the skin and all!  That is why I highly recommend you use an organic lemon.
I used my mortar and pestle to grind up the cardamom.  First I put about 8-11 green cardamom pods in the mortar and smashed them with the pestle.  Then removed the tiny black seeds.
Fresh Ground Cardamon
Almost got a teaspoon
Then I pulled out my juicer.  I haven't utilized it in a long time.  A shame because it's sitting right on my counter.  *Note to self - please use or remove it from counter.

Add the turmeric roots, ginger roots, cayenne pepper, lemon and peel
in the juicer chute
Let the extraction begin...
Wow not much but it's something
Then add the water, the root juice, sea salt, and honey to the water.  Stir well.  It's ok if there are stuff at the bottom of pitcher- just shake and mix before pouring.
Turmeric Tonic Water
Can be served chilled.
Frugal Tip:  Save the pulp.  It can be utilized for soups, baking goods, etc.
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  1. Thanks so much for this recipe, looks great!

    1. You are very welcome. The ingredients (turmeric, ginger) can be doubled for a more potent intense tonic.

  2. Will definitely be making this! Thanks Rea!