Ginger Bug

I love soda! Do you love soda? I just love a cold, flavorful carbonated drink! I grew up drinking soda but they are so bad for you.

I always try not to drink it, but once I have one I can’t stop. Now that I have Witten it’s even more important to me not to drink them. You teach by example right?

Did you know that….

1 can of soda has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar!!

Soda can have a pH level as low as 2.5 (battery acid has a pH of 1)

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is added to many citrus based sodas. BVO is patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant. It is also banned in over 100 countries, not here?

So with all that information I decided to make a ginger bug and make our own sodas that are actually good for you!

A ginger bug is a culture of beneficial bacteria made from fresh ginger root and sugar. The good bacteria and wild yeasts in the ginger eat the sugar in the mixture. As it ferments they release CO2. When the fermented ginger bug is added to fruit juice, the microorganisms begin to eat the sugar in the juice, making a healthy homemade fizzy soda full of probiotics!

Things you’ll need

12 Ball Mason Jar with Lid – Regular Mouth – 16 oz by Jarden

“Coffee Filters, 10/12-Cup Size, 100/Pack”

Organic Cane Sugar (3 lbs) by Anthony’s, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO

Fresh Organic Ginger (16 Ounces)

Filtered water     Travel Berkey with Two 7″ White Ceramic Filters

Rubber band

Your choice of fruit juice  Santa Cruz Organic Strawberry Lemonade, 32 Fl Oz

Chef’s Star CASE OF 6 – 16 oz. EASY CAP Beer Bottles – CLEAR

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