I have written about a “poison” with great health benefits earlier. This new version came to be when I noticed that I have a spruce growing in my garden and I could collect the tips for later use.
That took place already in summer 2020. Now I couldn’t bear to pick anything because in autumn of the very same year I cut a huge part of my spruce’s top. After that the tree looked so wretched that I decided to let it grow in peace – if it still wanted to grow.
Hard to say. Last summer was extra sultry with no rain and the whole garden was about to die in spite of all the watering.
One important part of this drink are aronia berries, which also dried and died already in the bushes before even ripening. And raspberries – same doom. Water is so expensive here that I did not dare to waste money or resources to keep the whole yard green and flourishing. I had to choose either bushes and berries or lawn and flowers. As an aesthete I choose the latter.
Luckily I still have berries and spruce tips in my freezer, though perhaps not enough for the coming winter.
A glassful of power, AGAIN!
I have included this drink in my daily routines – a drink, which I first called “Poison number 2”, owing to its bad taste. I could hardly swallow it at first, but nowadays I even enjoy the taste.
The ingredients of my daily drink are:
- green tea (one bag)
- a small piece of fresh ginger
- 100 gr spruce tips
- 2 dl aronia berries
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- ½ dl lemon juice
How to make the drink
Cut ginger into small pieces and put the pieces in a kettle with about 2 litres of water – there is no need to peel the ginger. Then add all the other ingredients except lemon juice. Heat up to almost boiling and add the lemon juice.
Cool down and let rest in the fridge for about 12 hours and sieve.
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