I was being interviewed last week for an article for fitbie.com by the talented Shelby Driggers. We were talking healthy choices and got on the topic of soda and decided to create a healthy alternative together… Heres our HOMEMADE GINGER ALE .This is also a fabulous remedy for morning sickness and a lot healthier then the sugar and chemical filled sodas from the store .

Lori and Shelby’s Homemade Ginger Ale

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 cup of water
4 tbsp Agave Nectar, or to taste
Club Soda
Fresh mint

Bring to a boil the ginger with the water and reduce to a simmer for 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Once cooled down, add the Agave Nectar. Then use a hand mixer to puree.

Take 1 1/2 tbsp of the ginger mixture and pour over a glass of ice. Mix in club soda and stir. Top with a fresh sprig of mint as garnish.

**Ginger can be pretty bitter if not sweetened to your exact liking. Be sure to taste test and find the exact amount of Agave that speaks to your taste buds