Congolese Ginger-Orange Energy Drink

As Constance Kabaziga's daughter, from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, taught Lindsay Sterling in Freeport, ME.

Note: This awesome energy drink cleanses and burns in a reviving way. It wakes you up with flavor!

Makes: 10 servings
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 quart of orange juice
  • 1.5 large stalk of ginger
  • Sweetener, optional
  • Pineapple juice, optional

Instructions

1. Peel and cut ginger into chunks and cover in a large mixing bowl with water. Toss together and strain.

2. Blend ginger in blender adding water if necessary to make ginger puree. Squeeze masses of ginger purree over a fine mesh strainer over a bowl so you will have a bowl of fiber-free ginger juice.

3. Put ginger fiber back in mixing bowl. Pour orange juice into the bowl. Massage ginger with orange juice. Strain ginger-orange juice just like you did the ginger the first time.

4. Serve the strained ginger-orange juice straight as a refreshing and healthy energy drink. Add sweetener or fresh pineapple juice if you wish.