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Little balls of joy, yummy and ooooh so good for you! Ginger is used widely in ayurveda and is believed to be an entire medicine chest in itself. It is recommended that everyone should eat fresh ginger just before lunch and dinner to enhance digestion. Not only does ginger stoke the digestive fire, it improves assimilation and transportation of nutrients to body tissues, and clears the microcirculatory channels of the body. If you can eat raw ginger, a good way to take it is to dip two or three thin slices of ginger in a little salt and lime juice and have them before a main meal. But if you are new to the taste of ginger, you can start right here with this special treat! Aah the sacrifices we must make in the name of health. hehe
I for one have found a new love for this spice and can now enjoy it on a regular basis. If the health benefits of ginger are not enough to lure you in, lets look at the mighty cranberry! Cranberries have moderate levels of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as other essential micronutrients. It is also known to help prevent urinary problems, especially bacterial infections. They are a great source of polyphenol antioxidants, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and immune system and having anti-cancer properties.
So there you have it, oodles of health benefits all tucked into a sweet little ball. Many blessings and enjoy!
Ingredients: yields 36
Suggested Sous Chef Substitutions: (keep in mind these have not been tested)
I made these little drink “snuggies” to dress up the festivities. A person could make something like these for any holiday. I used some recycled Kombucta bottles, a package of little kids white socks ($5 for 10 pair, which = 20 bottles!) I tied the ends of the red feather boa (bought by the yard) with some twine, and made a bow which tied it all into place. After that I hot glued some little snowflakes on the sock and called it beauuuuutiful. :)