Bahamian Fever Grass Goddess Juice In A Glass

Bahamian Fever Grass Juice (Lemon Grass Juice)

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Who knew you could make a delicious, refreshing drink from fever grass? That’s right; this juice is made from fever grass! This Fever grass juice has a refreshing citrus-like flavor, a subtly sweet coconut flavor, and only has 72 calories per serving! 

When I returned from college, I noticed that my mom had planted a few fever grass plants in the backyard. Instantly, the wheels in my head began turning, and I started thinking of ways I could use fever grass. 

A few weeks later, I received jelly coconuts (young green coconuts) from my dad. I used the coconuts to make jelly coconut bread and jelly coconut ice cream

Eventually, the idea to make fever grass goddess juice came to me, so I started crafting a recipe. 

Like the mango bread pudding, this fever grass goddess juice did not turn out as I expected. My experiment turned out tastier than I expected. However, before we get to the fever grass goddess juice recipe, let’s discuss what fever grass is. 

What Is Fever Grass 

Most people mistake fever grass for a weed. However, it is a unique plant species with many benefits. Lemon grass, more commonly known to folks in the Caribbean as fever grass, is a plant belonging to the Poaceae grass species

It has a bold lemon flavor and citrus fragrance. It is most often used to make fever grass tea in the Caribbean. However, fever grass is also used heavily in Asian cuisine as an ingredient in savory dishes like chicken or fish. 

Why Is Lemon Grass Called Fever Grass

Lemon grass is called fever grass because it was used to cure fevers. Hence the name ‘fever’ grass. It’s what we like to call bush medicine here in the Bahamas. 

Is Lemon Grass High In Carbs

Lemon grass is not high in carbs; it is low in carbs. One cup of lemon grass has 7 calories and 1.7 grams of carbs. Therefore, lemongrass is keto-friendly, making this fever grass goddess juice a delicious keto delight. 

What Is Fever Grass Good For

Fever grass has been coveted for its medicinal benefits for many years. Lemon grass stems contain phenolic compounds, which are known for their antioxidant activity. Fever grass also has antifungal properties and is an ingredient used in mental illness medications. When mixed with other herbs, fever grass can be used to treat malaria. 

Fever grass is also beneficial for stomach disorders. Lemon grass essential oils have antimicrobial and antibacterial components which help fight infections associated with pathogens like Helicobacter pylori and Escherichia coli.

Lemon grass can also treat ringworms, urinary tract infections, athlete’s foot, sores, and scabies. Furthermore, studies have shown lemon grass to have curative effects on dermatological conditions like yeast infections by preventing the growth of pathogens. 

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Tips For Making Bahamian Fever Grass Goddess Juice

You may need more or less sweetener. It depends on the level of sweetness you desire, as well as the type of sweetener you use. I used 2 cups of Swerve granular sugar-free sweetener. 

Strain the blended fever grass mixture before you mix it with the remaining ingredients. Fever grass has tough fibers, which can end up in the juice. 

I used a smaller blender, but it still packs some power, and I ended up with pieces of fever grass in the juice. Luckily I did not mix it with the remaining ingredients, so I was able to remove them. 

Nevertheless, even if you use a high-quality blender, there may still be pieces of fever grass. Therefore you should sieve it. The sieve may not remove all of the fever grass fibers, but it will eliminate any large chunks of fever grass. 

I used fresh coconut water that I got from jelly coconuts. Fresh coconut water is best. However, you can use canned coconut water or omit the coconut water and use 8 cups of water instead of 4. 

If you are not serving the fever grass goddess juice immediately, do not add ice to the juice. The ice will water down the fever grass juice.

Simply cover the fever grass juice with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. When you are ready to serve the fever grass goddess juice, serve it over a glass of ice.  

The fever grass goddess juice can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

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Bahamian Fever Grass (Lemon Grass) Goddess Juice

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: Bahamian Recipes, Drinks, Keto, RecipesDifficulty: Easy


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This fever grass goddess juice fits the bill when it comes to refreshing drinks. Fever grass has a natural lemon-like flavor that shines through, while the coconut water adds a mild sweet flavor. All in all this, with just 27 calories and 4.2 net carbs, this fever grass goddess juice is absolutely delicious and refreshing!

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  • 1/2 cup fever grass (lemon grass), washed really well

  • 4 cups coconut water

  • 8 cups water

  • 1 1/2-2 cups sugar-free sweetener


  • Place the fever grass and 2 cups of coconut water into a blender and blend until smooth and combined.
  • Pour the fever grass mixture into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl.
  • Remove the sieve and pour the fever grass mixture into the pitcher.
  • Add the remaining coconut water, water, and sugar-free sweetener and stir until the sugar-free sweetener crystals dissolve.
  • Serve the fever grass goddess juice over ice, and enjoy!

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  • I only used 1 1/2-2 cups of sugar-free sweetener. However, you may have to add more sweetener to the juice depending on how sweet you want it. 
  • NUTRITION INFO: Calories: 27 | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 333mg | Sugar: 3.1g | Vitamin D: 0mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg  
  • NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented above are only estimates. I don’t have a medical background, nor am I a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. Therefore, nutritional information shown on should only be used as a general guideline.
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Toungos, M. D. (2019). Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon, L Spreng ) Valuable Grass But Underutilized In Northern Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Food, Nutrition & Sustainable Agriculture 7(2):6-14.


  • Sarah

    Hello. Welcome to my food blog! I am a recipe developer/content writer and creator. Food is universal. Its more than something you eat. Food is an experience that can be enjoyed alone or with others. It can affect your physical health and your mood. I love food and I believe it affects how we feel which is why I started this blog that provides you with delicious healthy recipes, useful tips and tricks, guides, and informative articles.

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