Ingredients for yeast drink, pick me up
- 100 g. Dried yeast
- 1 litre Pineo water
- 3 figs
- Piece of fresh ginger
- 1 star aniseed
- ½ cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 10 centimetres organic (dynamic) lemon peel (without pith)
- 100 ml sloe extract (Weleda)
- 3 dessertspoons Okinawa Happy Delight oil
- Liquid honey, agave syrup or fruit concentrate
Preparation of yeast drink, pick me upLeave the yeast to soak overnight with the figs Add the ginger, star aniseed, cinnamon, cloves and lemon peel Bring to the boil (Warning! It boils over very quickly) and leave to simmer over a low heat for one hour without the lid Strain through a sieve and leave to cool down Add the sloe extract and the Happy Delight oil and flavour with the honey, the agave syrup or the fruit concentrate. Drink one glass (200cl) twice a day slowly (‘chewing it’) and do this for at least three weeks (preferably six). As a variation you can omit the sweet items and mix the yeast drink with equal mounts of Demeter apple juice and add a dash of bread-based beverage. Bread-based beverage increases resistance and promotes a healthy digestion. In order to emphasise the flavour of the herbs used, you can also replace Happy Delight with Eicosan Balance Sloe extract restores energy (e.g. for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding) if you take sloe extract you help restore vitality, after a bad dose of flu for instance. Keep this drink in the fridge and drink the prepared volume within three days.
Tip from Ellen:
SPEEDY VARIANT: take 50 g. Demeter yeast flakes instead of dried yeast. You don’t need to soak this, but you can cook it straight away. (Warning! It boils over very quickly!) If you prepare the drink while you are cooking, you’ll save even more time.