Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ginseng Yogurt Juice...


Was I ever happy to see a few healthy ginseng roots leftover in the fridge from making Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang) several times the last two weeks. It reminded me to make this ginseng yogurt juice, a quick healthy, energy-boosting drink I so crave and my body needs having been under the weather for some time- a recipe I was curious about and had tagged in a Korean magazine. In Korea, ginseng (insam) has long been treated as a rare but excellent medicinal food, so much that some say, "it is the best gift that God has given man," with its rejuvenating properties valued as a booster for the immune system and a source of energy and vitality. The best grade is fresh cream-coloured wild ginseng roots; it has a deep mystic fragrance that tastes bitter at first, but after, the lingering taste in the mouth is sweet; ginseng is commonly blended for drinks and used for cooking.

Ginseng Yogurt Juice
Makes one serving

1 root ginseng, stem removed, rinsed well and thinly sliced
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. honey
1/3 cup plain yogurt

Blend well in a blender to finely grind the ginseng or you will taste the particulates or gritty texture. TIP: You can pour it through a strainer before drinking it!



Lightly frothy, smooth, slightly sweet with a pleasant hint of fragrant bitterness from the ginseng. Refreshing, easy to drink and delicious! It got me through a busy morning and I'm feeling better already. Will definitely make again if I ever need a sustainable pick-me-up beverage!




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