DiLi's Ginger Apero
For some time, we were trying to find a good non-sweet, non-alcoholic apero and we bumped in to 1 of the many new ginger drinks. Tasting it, we liked it but we still found it a little bit too sweet and decided to brew our own.
The ingredients of our brew are:
- 1/5 fresh ginger juice. We use a slow juicer to get the juice.
- 1/5 fresh lemon juice
- 1/5 bio agave sirop
- 2/5 strong lemongrass / juniper tea
Brew the tea for 30 minutes with 6 gr of lemongrass, 10 crushed juniper berries and 25cl hot water.
To serve, put ice cubes in a glass, poor in 5-7 cl of the brew and top up with sparkling water.
When it's cold outside, just add hot water instead of the ice cubes and the sparkling water.
We usually make more ginger juice to add to the apple juice we buy in the bio store. Also delicious.
Kombucha is a fermented drink which is supposed to be good for your health because it's loaded with probiotics and antioxidants.
It starts with a sugary tea, which is then fermented with the help of a scoby and some starter (pure kombucha). SCOBY is the acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast.
The first stage takes around 3 weeks. In the 2nd and last stage, you can add fruit to add a sweet flavour.
It becomes naturally fizzy in the last stage of the fermentation process.
Plant based milk
Almonds, Oats, Coconut. Soy ,.... - Most of our plant based drinks do not come from the shop anymore. Instead, we buy the raw ingredients and we make the drink ourselves. We recently got an "Almond Cow" which is doing most of this for us in just a few minutes.
Our recipe for Almond milk :
- soak 1/2 cup almonds (+- 90 grams) for 4 hours
- drain almonds and put them in the filter basket, add 15 ml of Agave strop, pinch of salt and water.
- let the machine do it's job (3 automated runs in just a few minutes)
- Poor in bottle and keep cool in the fridge
Cost of the selfmade bio almond milk is about 60 % of a comparable retail product.