Good Girl Moonshine

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I certainly can’t take credit for this refreshing, invigorating drink,
but I have been making countless jars of it,
and drinking it down every day since learning about it last week.
along with my {seemingly} very thirsty children. :)

*****I have edited this to say that perhaps I am a bit “crunchy”
or have weird taste buds . . .
because not everyone I talk to likes
good girl moonshine or some of my other faves
like I and my family do.

Maybe we’re just weird like that. There that’s all I’m going to say.
You’ve been warned and now you’ll just have to try it for yourself!*****

It’s been over three months now, and I am even more enthused
about the way of eating and wholesome living
that has helped me drop approximately 8 pounds,
{though it could easily be more . . .
I just didn’t have a working scales until about 3 weeks
into this way of Trim Healthy eating},
has cleared up more than 90% of my PMS,
including many, many headaches,
and gives me much needed energy
and a “clear” mind vs. the foggy brain
that I get on a sugar and carb laden diet.

I have had my days of cheats (my friends know this usually means chocolate chips),
but for the most part, I have been enjoying great food that makes me feel great too!

Good Girl Moonshine is just one more way that the authors of Trim Healthy Mama
continue to teach and give through their book, as well as their Facebook page
and private Facebook groups, which any female may ask to be a part of.
It really is a wealth of support and information.
Here is a bit of what Serene had to say about this lovely, refreshing drink.

img_6074{I look forward to drinking this on hot summer days!
Husband loves it too and says I should buy seltzer water
to add to it and give it even more pep.}

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“Since I (Serene, coauthor of THM) have been enjoying such copious amounts of my new favorite drink, I decided to do some studies about ginger. What do you know? I read that ginger actually dulls the appetite. But, I noticed this first hand before I even read this merit of ginger. Ginger heats up the thermogenic temperature of the body the metabolism which gives a double punch alongside apple cider vinegar’s own weight loss talents.

. . . Ginger is a potent digestive aid and fires up the digestive juices. It reduces flatulence and eases tummy cramps. It improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body. . . . Ginger clears the micro-circulatory channels of the body including the easily clogged sinuses. It clears throat and nose congestion and is a wonderful immune stimulant along with apple cider vinegar. Ginger is up at the top of the list with the most potent anti-inflammatory supplements on God’s green earth and can relieve common aches and pains and even help with more serious arthritic conditions.

Here are just some of the goodies Apple Cider Vinegar offers you:
•It is abundant in potassium which is imperative for growth and building muscles, the transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity and preventing brittle teeth and hair loss.
•It encourages weight loss by breaking down fats to be used instead of stored in your adipose tissue.
•It is loaded with acetic acid which slows the digestion of starch and lowers the rise in glucose levels that occur post mealtime.
•It is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial due to its high levels of malic acid.
•It is super alkalinizing though being rich in ash.
•It lowers bad cholesterol and helps to regulate blood pressure.
•It is a powerful detox tool and improves bowel function
•It clarifies the skin
•New research reveals it shows strength in killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

Hey if you hate ginger – no worries. Just leave it out. Add a few drops of your favorite edible young living essential oils like sweet orange or lemon. You could also add natural flavor extracts like maple flavoring etc.”

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So what are you waiting for? Here’s the recipe!

Good Girl Moonshine {aka “Ginger Juice”}

•Fill a quart sized jar with water and ice.
•Add a generous drizzle of raw apple cider vinegar (I use 2 Tablespoons)
•Add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder or (my favorite) is to press about an inch
of fresh ginger in my garlic or lemon press for that delightful fresh taste.
•Add a few shakes of stevia to taste {Nustevia Pure Extract Powder is excellent).

And that’s it! Let me know how you like it,
whether I’m the one introducing you to it,
or if you’ve been drinking it for days now.

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{And I’m warning you, if you want any for yourself,
don’t let your children get their first taste.}

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36 Responses to Good Girl Moonshine

  1. clarita April 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    The title cracks me up! So fun! :)
    I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I LOVE your recipe recommendations! This one I will definitely be trying too, now that spring has arrived in the south! I love cold icy drinks when it’s hot outside. I’m still needing to make a trip out of town for the Thai Pad dinner. I’m CRAVING that right now with no ingredients to make it!!

    xoxo

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Isn’t the title fun? Wish it’d be my own original recipe and name. :)

      And I love *your* recipes! I’ve made the spinach & feta quiche twice now. One consumed almost entirely by me over two or three days . . . and the other wiped out at the Tuesday Tea ladies morning at church. I keep planning to make it on a morning when Phil’s home too, cause I know he’d love it. As for the Pad Thai, I cooked it last night for dinner guests/friends who had been requesting that dish. They loved it too, as well as all my other THM food, so I’m always glad to have appreciative people sampling this stuff. Gives me more confidence with a recipe when it’s be tried and “tested” on many people. :)

  2. jo April 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    the pic of your kids just totally cracks me up.. looks like they are quite in love with their treat! i’m going to have to try this!

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Yes the children love it. And the hand on Claudia’s hip was totally saying, “Dietrich, I’m watching to make sure you leave some for the rest of us!”

      Anyone liking GG Moonshine over your way by now? Some like it. Some don’t. I’m not a soda (“pop” in my pre-married life) drinker because I know how terrible it is (even tho I do like the taste), so I just think it’s so great that I can have something that tastes a little peppy and refreshing, PLUS with healthy benefits. It’s a win win for me. :)

  3. Martha April 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Okay, reading up on this and seeing talked about constantly on the facebook group page, I finally just now decided to make my own. I peeled the inch of ginger and then threw the whole piece with water and ice cubes and 2 T of apple cider vinegar into my vitamix blender, and a couple tablespoons of SJC–the stevia juice concentrate, and voila, yummy drink indeed.

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

      Your method of mixing it all up in the blender sounds great! I like the idea of using SJC too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Barb King April 3, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Thanks Shelly! Was wondering what’s in this wonderful drink and couldn’t find the recipe in the THM book so was going to ask you about it. I’ve been drinking vinegar water off and on and I love the benefits. This inspires me even more so I will be promtly making myself a jar full!

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      How did the GG Moonshine making go? :) Some people don’t like it, but I figure you should love it if you’ve already been drinking plain vinegar water! I feel like it’s a treat. But I like Kombucha too which is even more fermented and strong and delicious, with amazing health benefits! Haven’t made my own yet, but have a recipe and would like to do it.

  5. Alyssa April 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Hate to say it, but to me the drink(recipe) sounds sooo. yum… gross.. :) But then the pictures make it look so refreshing and appealing.. so i may just have to try it.. :) :)

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Ha ha! Gotta love an honest commenter/friend. :) I hope you like it, but not everyone does. I don’t see how they *can’t*, but we’re all different, that’s for sure. :)

  6. Priscilla April 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    After I read your post I went straight to my kitchen and made some. All I can say is it’s a WONDERFULLY refreshing balm to my ever-present aversion-to-food (aka “morning sickness) :) So, THANK YOU for sharing…this drink will be my close friend for a while! :)

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      So glad it’s helpful to you, my dear friend Priscilla! Did you see Joleen’s comment about how it helped her during her morning sickness as well? I definitely want to remember this for “next time”.

  7. Lisa April 4, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Trying your Moonshine for the first time today. Who knew that ginger juiced out so easily in the garlic press – what an awesome idea! Very, very refreshing drink – thanks for sharing!!!

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      You are welcome and I’m glad you enjoy it! Always glad to know when someone else likes what me and my crazy tastebuds think is awesome. :)

  8. Joleen April 4, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    This stuff was a staple during my pg sick days. I love brewing ground ginger root to make a concentrate and adding sparkling water and a sweetener. (P.F. Chang’s ginger beer, anyone?) Adding vinegar to it, takes the digestive system to a whole new level. Ah!

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      That’s so neat that you’ve “tested & tried” this during pregnancy, Joleen! I definitely want to keep it in my “arsenal” for next time. We added sparkling water to ours last night when serving it to guests and it was good! Btw, I love your kitchen post you did a while back. I can’t remember if I commented on it then, but I’ve thought back to it several times since then, and your little coffee station setup is something we still want to add to a spot in our new kitchen. Such a great idea!

  9. Melody Burnett April 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    My kids didnt have a smiley face on when they tried it. I almost cried I was laughing so hard at the look on their face. I however like it.

    • Shelly April 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

      Aww, your dear children! :) Was it the “peppy” ginger they didn’t like? I find that I like mine pretty sweet, so if it’s not tasting right to me, I give it another dash of stevia. But hey, at least there’s more for you, which as stated before, is NOT the case at my house.

  10. Ginger April 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I love this as well. My favorite way to make it so far has been without ginger but with the ACV, sweet orange EO, vanilla extract and stevia. Soooo yummy!! Better than pop any day of the week! Looking forward to trying with lime EO.

  11. Marylou April 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I’d like to try it sometime soon. Is the lime for looks only :) or do you add lime too?

  12. Stacey April 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I had to try this after I read your post and I love it; now maybe I can stop drinking sweet tea

  13. Sarah April 16, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Thank you for the recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try. :) I have dropped about 8 pounds since starting about 3 months ago. It probably would have been a lot more, but I give in to cravings. hehe. Still trying to kick the carb addiction here. Anyways, thanks again! ~Sarah

  14. Nic April 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I LOVE IT! I was so apprehensive about making this as I’m not a huge fan of ginger. But wow, I’m glad I did, after all the reviews I have read on it I decided to give it a go. Do not regret it, its surprisingly delicious!!

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  18. Jennifer Turner March 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I think I added too much vinegar and ginger, but a little extra water solved that. Delicious, and I know that it’s better for me than soda. I’m going to try it with lemon next time. :)

    • Shelly May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      Glad you like it! Yes, plenty of ice and stevia make it great! :)

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