The latest drink to join the Agua De Madre ranks is our fiery & extremely lively ginger & turmeric Culture Shot; a potent powerhouse designed to kick start and supercharge your day.
Like everything that comes out of our Hackney fermentery, these are made with love and attention in small batches. Following its first ferment, we take our signature water kefir and mix it thoroughly with cold-pressed ginger, fresh lemon juice and turmeric, a dash of black pepper and a touch of agave. The result is an energising drink crammed full of live cultures, vitamins and minerals.
Benefits of a Ginger Shot
Fresh cold-pressed ginger is a powerful antioxidant, capable of reducing cortisol (stress) levels and fighting free radicals. Perhaps more traditionally known in it’s role as a natural remedy for the treatment of stomach issues like bloating, indigestion and to soothe nausea, It’s also widely regarded for its ability to improve brain function, heart health and to lower blood sugar levels.
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, ginger is commonly used to enhance your immune health and for this reason is popular in winter to tackle the cold and flu (see also covid!).
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has more recently gained prominence in the super food halls of fame, and for great reason! Containing curcumin, a bioactive compound that is bursting with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, studies show it can also alleviate symptoms associated with a range of illnesses, from depression to arthritis. Add to this it’s potent antioxidant properties and we’re sure you’re starting to get the picture.
A Supercharged Drink
To complete this potent ginger elixir, we add black pepper oil, containing Piperine; an ancient alkaloid proven to increase the body’s ability to absorb the curcumin within the turmeric by 2000%! We also add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, which provides not just a healthy dose of vitamin C, but assists in kick-starting the body’s lymphatic system into action, not to mention the benefit to the taste buds of adding it’s vibrant citrus zest to the mix.
Much like a well orchestrated symphony, these individual ingredients become far more than a sum of their parts when combined with our probiotic-rich Kefir Water, singing to harmonious effect.
When to drink a ginger shot
Our ginger and turmeric Culture Shots are made to be knocked back neat, but work equally well combined with your favourite smoothie or juice recipe if you prefer to get creative. Work into your morning routine, for a refreshingly stimulating and caffeine free alternative to coffee; a natural boost that won’t sabotage your own energy levels (especially if you take sugar with your morning brew!) or down one on-the-go for an afternoon energy pick-me-up.
There’s no need to limit your intake of mother nature’s medicine; drink as and when you feel the need for an invigorating lift. You can pick up a six-pack of our Culture Shots from our website now.