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Recipe: Grass Jelly Honey Drink
As a kid growing up in the Philippines, one of the pleasures we enjoyed there, considering we were part of the lower middle class there, is eating and drinking. One drink I particularly remember buying whenever I walked back from school or from the market is a drink that used grass jelly as one of its main ingredients.
I remember the cool drink and the texture of the grass jelly as I drank and felt some of the jelly cubes enter my mouth. The jelly has a hint of bitterness, but it was mainly sweet. It is smooth and firm as a nicely cooled Jello gelatin. Back then, they used melted brown sugar to provide the sweetness.
In my modified version of this drink, I use real honey instead.
With summer upon us, it's the perfect drink to help cool you down.
- 1 cup Water, water at room temperature
- 2 spoons cubed grass jelly, any brand will do
- 1 or 2 spoons real honey, any brand will do
- 6 cubes ice
- Cut up the grass jelly in cubes and save it in a plastic container.
- Fill a glass with about a cup to a cup and a half of room temperature drinking water.
- Mix in about two or three spoonfuls of the cubed grass jelly. You can be as generous or as skimpy as you wish. It is up to you.
- Mix in one or two spoonfuls of real honey.
- Stir the mixture until the honey is mostly dissolved.
- Add ice to help cool the drink down; the cooler the better.
- Done! Enjoy.
The video below shows you how easy it is to mix this drink. You can mix one serving in less than 2 minutes.
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Because the drink uses honey, your body can process it a lot slower compared to plain sugar, which if not used right away will turn to fat quickly.
And if you get real grass jelly, the drink will have a bit of protein. The good thing about real grass jelly is that it doesn't have fat; however, If you get imitation grass jelly it will not have protein, and it will have fat. So get real grass jelly.
If you need a source of energy, this is one way to get it while enjoying a cool refreshing drink.