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!

Jamu Juice- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

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.

Jamu Juice- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

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.

Jamu Juice- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

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.

Jamu Juice- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

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- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

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!

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Jamu Juice- Bali's all-natural, anti-inflammatory elixir- made with fresh turmeric, ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon. Heals and soothes the body! Make a big batch and serve hot or cold during the busy workweek! #turmeric #turmerictea | www.feastingathome.com

Jamu Juice Recipe (Turmeric Ginger Juice)

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: drink, juice, turmeric
  • Method: juiced, blended
  • Cuisine: Balinese
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  • ½ 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

  • 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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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. 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! 😊

  2. 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/
    Thanks

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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?

    1. 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.

  6. 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..

    1. Yes, it is strong- but you can dilute to taste. 🙂 Freezing is a great idea though!

  7. 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

    1. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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?

    1. 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.

  10. 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?

    Thanks!