Sorrel Hibiscus Drink

Hello my foodie family!

I hope you all are well?  I hope you are all faring better than myself,  before I had this simple recipe I am about to share.

You know the feeling when you wake up, your nasal passage feels congested, then your throat feels dry like you lacked drinking water for the past decade? Well, that was me a couple of mornings ago. This was when I knew I had to do something about it!

I am Nigerian, born and raised there before moving to Canada. If you asked any Nigerian, they will tell you the same thing of ‘before seeking any medical help, you most try home remedies first’. So this drink was not only inspired by a Nigerian drink called “Zobo”, but also Nigerian ideologies.

Ingredients:

Three simple ingredients were used in the creation of this drink.

  1.  1 cup of Hibiscus sorrel leaves
  2.  1 whole ginger
  3. 1/3 cup of honey
  4.  4 cups of water

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Process:

Put the sorrel hibiscus leaves and the ginger (once the ginger back has been peeled off and  cut into small slices) into a small pot. Then add your water and start boiling the leaves. After the leaves boil for about 10 minutes, add the honey. Stir the boiling leaves and turn off the heat. Put the leaves through a filter and put into your fridge if you prefer cold drinks.

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You then have a delicious drink ready for you. This drink has so many of other health benefits, but surely worked for me in curing my impending sore throat.

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So I am thanking my Nigerian roots once again. I hope you try this even if you do not have a sore throat, but simply for a good drink this autumn season.

Catch you later,

-Betty

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