Discover some immune boosting energy lifting tea, soup and sweet recipies
Immune Boost tea
1 part Boneset
1 part Echinacea
1 part Peppermint
Slice of fresh Ginger
All the ingredients must be used in equal parts, or the ingredients can also be bought pre-made, so adding 1 part Boneset, 1 part of Echinacea, and 1 part of Peppermint, is all you need to have a great winter tea, and take advantage of its benefits. Add some manuka honey (UMF15) for taste.
Thyme & Chamomile tea
Mix equal parts of fresh Thyme and Chamomile flowers together.
Taking 1 heaped teaspoon of tea mix place in a cup of boiled water and allow to infuse for at least 5 minutes. It is best to cover the teacup to retain the volatile oils. Strain and sip when cool.
You can add ½ teaspoon of Manuka Honey to this mix for taste. The honey will bring additional antibacterial benefits and also sooth a sore throat.
Ginger, Honey & Lemon Tonic
Make this recipe in a thermos so that you have a large quantity on hand to drink throughout the day. Also a wonderful way to start the day at home for all the family.
3cm piece of ginger root
Juice of half a lemon (organic if available)
Manuka honey to taste
Place the piece of ginger root into the thermos
Add the lemon juice
Add Manuka honey to taste
Pour hot water into the thermos and let stand, covered for 10-15 minutes
Strain into a cup and enjoy!
If you lack a thermos, you can also just simmer the ginger in a pot with water for 15 -20 minutes. Then add the lemon and honey to the pot, strain into your cup and reheat the pot as required.
This lovely mix will warm the body and permeate the respiratory system.
Sweat it out Tea (an excellent tea to increase the body’s ability to sweat)
If you do succumb to some winter ailment then this tea will help you sweat it out and restore you to wellness rapidly.
Ginger freshly sliced (3 thin slices)
Mix equal parts of these herbs together then place a heaped teaspoon in an infuser. Make sure to cover the cup to retain the volatile oils.
Best to drink this tea in the evening and then rug up and stay warm, this will help you “sweat out” the cold.
Medicinal Whiskey tea (for adults only)
I Shot of good whiskey
Slice of organic lemon
6 Cloves (inserted around the lemon)
½ teaspoon sugar
Combine ingredients in a mug and enjoy.
Place a whole skinned chicken or several chicken legs in a large pot.
Add water, garlic, ginger, onions, thyme, Shitake mushrooms and Chinese red dates.
Add carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato and other hearty winter vegetables.
Simmer slowly or put it in the slow cooker to greet you when you arrive home.
Serve with Brown rice or rice noodles and enjoy.
Mixed Fruit Crumble
A delicious mixed fruit crumble is another way to boost your Vit C levels and Zinc and build a healthy immune system.
Oats (omit for Gluten free recipe)
Gently simmer equal amounts in some lemon juice and agave syrup or Coconut sugar. Rhubarb is rich in several B complex vitamin and also contains components that convert to Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful anti-oxidant and the body uses it for maintaining the integrity of the skin and mucus membranes.
Blend the oats, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a mixer. Add shredded coconut and mix the coconut oil through the mix. If omitting the oats for a gluten free mix add additional nuts.
Sprinkle on your stewed fruit mix and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes until browned.
Serve with some Greek yoghurt. Your Pumpkin seeds and cashews are rich in Zinc, which is essential for a well-balanced immune system.This article provides general information and is not intended to constitute advice. All care is taken to ensure information is accurate and relevant. Please see your Practitioner for health treatments and advice.