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
- Mix the kuzu powder to a paste with a small amount of the water in a cup.
- 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.
- Allow to cool a little and pour into a cup and add the tamari or shoyu soy sauce to the liquid.
- Add a few drops of ginger juice or organic cordial to taste.
- Alanna and I love the smoothness of the drink, though it may not be for everyone. Try it, it’s worth it!