Warm Kuzu apple juice tastes delicious and is also very healthy. This macrobiotic drink warms the body and is optimal for the cooler days of the year. Here you will learn how to make warm Kuzu apple juice yourself and why it is so healthy
The kuzu plant is a vine (Pueraria lobata, Pueraria hirsuta) that originated in the Japanese mountains.
This plant also grows today in the United States, especially in the South, where it is known as “kudzu”.
Kuzu is more precisely the starch from the root of the plant. This very hardened wild root has tremendous energy: it can literally grow through rocks. Traditionally, kuzu roots were collected in late fall and early winter. Harvesting these roots was a laborious and very difficult job.
After digging, the roots were cut with a saw, and then washed by hand in mountain streams (in winter!).
During this process, the root starch dissolved in the water. The liquid flowing through was collected in basins where the starch could settle and solidify.
Kuzu is a centuries-old remedy. It helps you with fatigue and increases your vitality. Kuzu also has a beneficial effect on gut health.
Ingredients for the Warm Kuzu Apple Juice
- 1 tsp Kuzu
- 100 ml apple juice (naturally cloudy)
- 100 ml water
- 1 pinch of sea salt
Preparation of the Warm Kuzu Apple Juice
Mix 1 teaspoon of Kuzu with a little apple juice.
In a saucepan, heat the remaining apple juice and 100 ml of water, then stir in the mixed Kuzu. Heating makes the invigorating drink thick.
Finally, add a pinch of sea salt, remove the pot from the heat and pour the drink into a cup.
Enjoy your Kuzu apple juice still warm and feel the soothing effect of this drink.