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Jamu Juice! Bali’s all-natural, anti-inflammatory juice made with fresh turmeric root, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy work week!
Hello friends. This is a recipe from Bali, called Jamu, or Jamu Juice we recently discovered while visiting spring. It is an all-natural, anti-inflammatory juice, made with fresh turmeric root, ginger, honey (OR maple) and a squeeze of lemon – that can be served warm like tea or chilled – which has become a godsend ever since we got back from our trip there last spring.
It’s very simple to make and very often I’ll make a quick batch on Sunday and then drink it during the week.
It’s also very soothing if you have a cold, served hot before bedtime.
What is Jamu?
Jamu is a healing juice that originates from Indonesia, where there are many varieties of this healing herbal root infusion typically including turmeric and ginger root.
This version, the most common we found in Bali, was made with fresh turmeric root and ginger blended up with water, then strained, and sweetened with honey , finished with a squeeze of citrus. Very refreshing during the hot months, yet soothing and warming during the cold months.
Turmeric has a particularly soothing effect on my old tired achy bones, relieving aches and pains after workouts and hikes.
It contains powerful anti-inflammatory agents that in my opinion work just as well as Advil, without any side effects or harm to the liver.
Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself and see.
This is an extra-large two quart jar that holds 8 cups of Jamu juice.
I find Brian and I can easily go through this in a week.
During the summer months, drink it cold, strait from the fridge.
And in the winter, heat it up and drink it like hot tea.
In cold and flu season, this is also really soothing for sore throats and colds.
Jamu juice can be made in a blender or in your juicer– and either way I know you’ll love its healing effects!
Enjoy the Jamu juice and let me know what you think in the comments below!Print
Jamu Juice Recipe (Turmeric Ginger Juice)
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: drink, juice, turmeric
- Method: juiced, blended
- Cuisine: Balinese
- Diet: Vegan
Jumu Juice – a healing anti-inflammatory Indonesian drink made with fresh turmeric and ginger root, honey (or maple) and a squeeze of citrus. Soothing and healing to the body. Drink this cold straight from the fridge, or heat it up like tea.
- 1/2 cup fresh turmeric roots, rinsed, no need to peel
- 3/4 cup fresh ginger roots, rinsed, no need to peel
- 4 cups water or coconut water
- honey or maple to taste
- squeeze of lemon, lime or citrus to taste
- If making in a blender, slice the turmeric and ginger into thin disks (leave skin on) place in a blender and add 2 cups water. Blend for about 1 minute. Let stand 30 minutes, strain into bowl, then pour into a quart jar, add remaining two cups of water. ( If drinking this hot, feel free to leave out the remaining two cups- see notes) You can either add the sweetener and citrus to the jar, or add to your glass when serving.
- If using an electric juicer, juice whole roots. You should end up with about 1 cup of golden liquid combined. Add a little water to the juicer to extract more of the juice if you want. Place this in a quart jar, pitcher or container. Feel free to fill the quart jar with water, sweetening with maple and sqeezing with citrus.
When serving this hot like tea, I tend to leave the jamu juice very concentrated, pouring a little ( 1/4 cup) into a mug then filling the mug with hot water, adding honey and lemon to taste. I like mine pretty strong, so perhaps start conservatively.
Instead of sweetener, you could add fruit juice- pineapple is nice.
When serving the Jamu Juice chilled, I’ll often dilute more it with water , and sweeten it right in the jar, also adding the citrus to the jar , keeping it in the fridge so its ready to pour over ice.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 33
- Sugar: 5.2 g
- Sodium: 7 mg
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 8.9 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Sounds like a good drink. It’s good also with tamarind Root That has been cooked down and then you put everything into a blender out a little bit of sea salt and a little bit of black pepper and if you wanna have something extra with it just to take a little bitterness away some jaggery Sugar Would be good.
Sounds intriguing Peter!
Love this juice. Only thing is can I take this like everyday. I take a shot every morning b 4 work sets me up for the day.. I am on my second bottle. Is there a cut off point or can I take this like I take vitamins
As with everything, listen to your body. If you feel good taking it, it is probably OK. 🙂
Made this today and it was very good
I found another recipe that boils the turmeric and ginger after blending. Seems this would lose the vitamins. Yours doesn’t cook at all. Which is the typical and best version?
This was the way I was taught in Bali- but I think boiling sounds fine too? I will try that. 😉
I just used the roots… yum! It was a bit rough on my juicer but I will make this again. May try it with seltzer water to kick it up.
Thanks again! 😊
Hi my store doesn’t carry turmeric roots, will ground turmeric powder powder work?
Yes, that is fine to use ground turmeric!
Hi Sylvia, sounds like a great recipe, have read other one and they heat the mixture before sieving it off. Doesn”t that diminish the nutrients/
I think it is fine heated, just do not boil it. 😉
Delicious, I drink this hot just before bed and have a really good night’s sleep.
Me too! It has been a godsend this winter!
What is the weight equivalent to the volume measurements?
3 ounces Turmeric root and 4 ounces Ginger root. 🙂
I’ve been making the Jamu juice for a couple of months now and it’s good. Me and my husband drink it hot. We can feel the effects.
Great to hear Hattie! I enjoy this hot as well!
I haven’t made your recipe yet am going to try it,,I to went to Bali and staye at the Ayana resort which was just beautiful,there we had Jamu juice every morning,so I asked the chef for his recipe ,and this one he gave me just has Tumeric and tamarind in it and is very good to
That sounds good too Val!
The taste is not bad. Just started using it. Waiting to feel the effects. When is the best time of day to drink it? Also should be drank on an empty stomach or with food? Should or can I drink it more than once a day?
I’m not sure there is a best time- anytime is good! Though you don’t need to drink it on an empty stomach, I feel like it works faster if my stomach is not too full of food. An empty stomach is great too. You can drink it more than once a day if in pain. I dilute and drink with sparkling water. Or if I have a lot of aches and pains- I drink it straight- full strength. Just see how you feel and listen to your own body.
Thanks a lot, wonder if it is a good idea to make ice cubes with the juice and dissolve it in water when needed? I just made some juice with the extractor ( i put one 100 gr of curcuma for 300 gr of ginger and diluted some of it with water in a glass but I found it very very strong!!! Maybe I should have put less of the juice..
Yes, it is strong- but you can dilute to taste. 🙂 Freezing is a great idea though!
I’ve looked at a few recipes and they all simmer the roots in the coconut water. So my question is , does the hot liquid reduce the anti inflammatory properties of the roots or damage it? I’m a little confused
It is a good question and I honestly don’t know the answer to that. In Bali, I didn’t see them heating it. Just blending and straining in water. I do know when I drink it hot, I can still feel the effects.
Can you freeze the jamu?
I think it should freeze fine!
My sister-in-law is from Indonesia,she was sharing her grandmother is over 100 and her skin is beautiful, I think this is the magic elixir. Takes it daily
I made it/ shared with a friend.Delicious!
Hello! This recipe is amazing!
Thank you. I wanted to ask if there is any use for the residual paste of turmeric and ginger after straining?
Sometimes I’ll add it to things like soups? If you blend it really fine, it is not too terrible ingesting some of it in the juice too.
I saw this on social media and compared it to your recipe, it was the same and
DE-Lish! I plan to have at least 2 shots per day until it’s gone. Can you tell me whether or not the juice expires after a week or 7 days?
Yes, it lasts up to a week in the fridge. 🙂
Hi. How much pineapple juice can I put in?
I guess as much as you like?
Hi, how much should i drink per day? A glass? A shot? a certain amount of millilitres? Thanks
Hi Johnny, there are no “shoulds” here. If you feel a lot of inflammation, drink a few small ( 4-6 oz) glasses a day, see how you feel, and increase or decrease accordingly.