Every sip of wonjo is like a taste of home and heritage. This refreshing drink not only delights your taste buds, but also offers a natural and invigorating boost to your body and mind. It's a true taste of West African culture and a reminder of the beauty of simple pleasures.
Have you ever tried the refreshing taste of Wonjo/Bissap? If not, you're in for a treat! This traditional West African drink is made from hibiscus flowers and has a tangy, slightly sweet taste that's perfect for a hot day. But what if you could add some extra flavor to it? Today, I want to share with you my personal recipe for Wonjo/Bissap with a twist of strawberry and mint!
Firstly, let's talk about the benefits of drinking Wonjo/Bissap. Not only is it delicious, but it's also packed with antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. It's also a natural diuretic, which can help flush out toxins from your body, trust me you will be flushing. Plus, it's caffeine-free, making it a great alternative to coffee or tea if you're looking for something to help you relax.
How to make Wonjo/Bissap
To make this refreshing drink, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of dried hibiscus flowers
- Strawberry and pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup fresh nana mint leaves (Spearmint)
- 6 cups of water
- Sweetener or honey to taste
- Rinse the dried hibiscus flowers in a colander to remove any dirt or debris.
- In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add the hibiscus flowers and the nana mint (Spearmint) and reduce the heat to medium-low. Let the flowers steep for about 15-20 minutes or until the water turns a deep red color.
- Remove the pot from the heat and strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the flowers.
- Add Sweetener or honey, strawberry, and pineapple juice to the pitcher and stir until everything is mixed.
- Chill the Wonjo/Bissap in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until cold.
- Serve the Wonjo/Bissap over ice.
Voila! Your Wonjo/Bissap with a twist of strawberry and mint is ready to be enjoyed. Sip on this delicious drink and feel refreshed, all while reaping its health benefits.
Making Wonjo/Bissap is simple, easy, and provides numerous health benefits. By adding fresh strawberries and mint to the mix, you can elevate the drink's taste and add more flavor. It's a perfect drink for a hot summer day or for any time you're in the mood for something refreshing. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
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