Healthy Recipe: Balinese “Jama Juice”

Recipe by Leandra Rouse | Images by Sam Emmons

Meals serves many functions in our lives—sustenance, celebration, and therapeutic. And as a house prepare dinner, it is very important know recipes in every of those classes. At present’s recipe is for Indonesian Jama Juice. A scrumptious anti-inflammatory drink that may be simply made at house and might assist your total well-being. 

This recipe harnesses the facility of recent turmeric root. This ingredient will be simply present in heat climates comparable to Bali, India, Hawaii, and Mexico. But in addition will be bought in most health-focused grocery shops round america. Turmeric root has been lengthy acknowledged for its medicinal properties. It has been reputed to learn situations comparable to arthritis, anxiousness, and metabolic syndrome the place irritation and oxidative stress might play a task. And likewise as a incredible meals based mostly strategy to soothing aching muscle tissues and different exercise-related soreness. 

Jamu is the time period for conventional natural and plant medication in Indonesia, and “Jama Juice” has develop into a well-liked drink throughout Indonesian due to its shiny taste, vibrant coloration, and well-being properties. Due to its recognition in South East Asia (and with wholesome meals bloggers), we wished to deliver a model of this recipe into your private home. 

Utilizing a excessive velocity blender and a wonderful mesh strainer is the work-around for having a juicer. This recipe emulsifies recent turmeric and ginger root, together with recent cracked black pepper to assist with turmeric’s absorption. It’s then cooked over medium warmth to launch the energetic compounds within the curcumin (the antioxidant present in turmeric), and make the vitamins extra bioavailable to the physique. After simmering the recent juice, you’ll add slightly recent squeezed lemon or lime juice and honey for sweetness. Pressure and serve. This recipe is for a juice focus, and is will be topped off with water if the flavour is just too robust for anybody. It may be loved chilled over ice on a scorching day, or warmed and sipped like tea within the night. It may be saved within the fridge for as much as every week. Or frozen into ice cubes for a potent addition to smoothies. Anyway you prefer it, the physique will profit from a concentrated dose of plant medication. 


1 cup of recent turmeric root (unpeeled is okay)

½  cup of recent ginger root  (unpeeled is okay)

⅛ teaspoon recent floor black pepper

2 cups of coconut water

2 cups of water

2 tablespoons of recent lime juice 

2 tablespoons of honey 


In a excessive velocity blender, add turmeric, ginger, pepper, coconut water and water. Mix on excessive for a number of minutes till the foundation is totally emulsified. Pour the combination right into a sauce pan and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Add the lime juice and honey and stir to mix. 

Set the sauce pan except for the warmth to briefly cool. Then utilizing a warmth protected pitcher and a wonderful mesh strainer, rigorously pour the recent Jama Juice from pan to pitcher. Set on the counter till room temperature after which preserve chilled within the fridge. 

When you’re able to drink it, it may be served chilly or heat. Small quantities will be added to water and sipped all through the day. Consider this juice as a focus and blend with water as wanted. 

Makes 6 servings. 


Energy 40 Cal 

Protein  0g

Complete fats  0g

Saturated fats  0g

Ldl cholesterol  0mg

Carbs 11 g

Fiber  0g

Complete sugars 9 g

Added sugars  6g

Sodium  40mg

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