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  • Sally Ross Clark Preparing Kuzu recipe with umeboshi plum

I make this kuzu drink regularly to calm my immune system down. I'm not experiencing random reactions to certain foods any more, which is great. If you feel yourself having a reaction, you can also make an emergency kuzo drink, which is the same as below, but with a generous heaped tablespoon of kuzu powder and without the ginger juice.


  • 1 generously heaped tsp kuzu powder
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 tsp umeboshi plum paste or 1 whole umeboshi plum
  • a few drops tamari or shoyu soy sauce (you can find some gluten-free options if you need)
  • a few drops of un-sweetened ginger juice to taste, fresh or organic cordial

Here’s how you make it

  1. Mix the kuzu powder to a paste with a small amount of the water in a cup.
  2. Chop the umeboshi plum into small pieces and add this and the rest of the water to a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes transparent.Foodadit-Sally-Ross-Clark-umeboshi-plum-kuzu-drink
  3. Allow to cool a little and pour into a cup and add the tamari or shoyu soy sauce to the liquid.Foodadit-recipe-Alanna-Natasha-Lawley-Sally-Ross-Clark-kuzu-Berlin
  4. Add a few drops of ginger juice or organic cordial to taste.
  5. Alanna and I love the smoothness of the drink, though it may not be for everyone. Try it, it’s worth it!


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Contributor Sally Ross-Clark

Pictures by Kasia Zacharko
Date Added 16/12/2015
Type Preparation Time 0h 2m Cooking Time 0h 5m Serves