Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Magic Potion

A good stuff to share with you all today :)

I found out about this drink from my mum
She was told by a friend whom religiously took this drink on daily basis
And another story she heard that a GP sells this concoction in bottles

They claim that this drink gives benefits to blood sugar, cholesterol and respiratory system
I am not sure how beneficial this drink is, but looking at the ingredients, it's pretty assuring
But still, I needed some confirmation that I googled for more information about it
And I found some
You can view it HERE, HERE and HERE
One of the article above called this drink 'miracle cure'
Now, how good is that? :)

Anyway, it's been awhile since my mum followed her friend's footstep and made this drink too herself. She doesn't want to purchase from the GP I mentioned just now, she's concerned for the possibility of some preservatives added

I can tell you, this drink tastes real good. Dominantly sourish with a hint of some sweetness
Not everybody likes it, though. In the family, it's only my mum and I who enjoy taking it :)
It's advisable to take a tablespoon once a day in the morning before breakfast

My mum diligently take it everyday, most of the times twice a day
I take it, too. But honestly, it's more because I like the taste rather than waiting for good thing happens to me. I consider that as a bonus :)






What you need:

2 lemons, scrub the skin and chop small, skin on
10 large garlic cloves, peel and chop small
100g ginger, peel and chop small
250ml apple cider vinegar
500g honey
750ml water, divided into 3 @250ml

What you need:
  1. Blend chopped lemon with 250ml water til smooth
  2. Blend chopped garlic with 250ml water til smooth
  3. Blend chopped ginger with 250ml water til smooth
  4. Put them together in a large pot, add in apple cider vinegar
  5. Bring to boil and let simmer over low fire for about 5 minutes, off heat
  6. Let cool completely and stir in honey
  7. Keep them in glass bottles and chilled in the fridge
Note:
I blend the 3 ingredients separately just to make sure that it's blended real smooth, and also my blender is not big enough :)
If you have large blender and are sure that the mixture can be blended smoothly, go ahead and blend them all at once


My only thought is whether whatever goodness in those ingredients are still there after bringing them to boil and simmering. Wouldn't it be better if taken raw?
I guess it must have been the tolerance needed to take take the mixture raw, especially the garlic! Eeeww...

Well, sometimes you can't think too much, especially regardless to food making process
If you're too particular, especially these days, you'll end up eating nothing LOL
So, in the meantime, until I can find some other updated facts about this drink, there's no harm taking this magic potion!




This post is also linked to the blog hop event, Cook like a Star, organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Doreen from my little favourite DIY, hosted by Alvin from Chef and Sommelier, at this post

16 comments:

  1. Alice, I am really tempted to try this, considering the health benefits! Can I just ask, do you mean a bulb of garlic that has 10 cloves or do you mean 10 bulbs of garlic, which is a lot! Just wondering!!

    Great post!

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  2. Hi Alice! Thanks for linking this recipe to the LTU!

    I have seen something similar to this recipe in this month's LTU. Do you drink it by mixing with water (like a syrup) or just on its own?

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  3. The magic potion, i like the name!

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  4. I have made a similar one, shared out from FB by someone, quite nice to drink.

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  5. Hi Alice,
    Its interesting, perhaps will try it, like you said, just for the taste!

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  6. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 31, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Hi Alice, I like this too but prefer it to be boiled. Can store it in the fridge for a long time :)

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  7. Mirror Alice, Mirror Alice on the wall... can I be pretty Zoe after drinking your magic potion?

    :p

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    1. Zoe and Alice, if it can make me skinny, I will drink!

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  8. Hi Alice! I don't think I can take the taste of 10 raw garlics! Think I'll try making a small batch and see if I like it first.. thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Hi Alice,
    This is very interesting! The ingredients looks good! Wonder how it tastes like with the garlic!

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  10. Alice, though I love garlic, drinking it with honey sounds rather strange. Perhaps I should try it eh?

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  11. Thanks for sharing, maybe I should make this drink for my hubby..

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  12. Hi Alice,
    Wow! Magic portion makes me pretty??
    I want this too!!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful magic portion to LTU!
    mui

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  13. Will it make me look younger by 15 years? LoL! Sounds interesting and has medicinal implications! Hmmmm... might just make it and try! Thanks for sharing Alice!

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  14. Dear Alice, how long can we store the magic potion in the fridge?

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    1. hi, I'm not too sure the maximum time, but this recipe can last for almost 2 months for 2 persons :)

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