This recipe and photos are from Nutritionist Eats- there are some amazing recipes on their site! http://www.nutritionisteats.com/turmeric-ginger-elixir/
The key ingredients in this elixir:
Turmeric: powerful anti-inflammatory and immune modulator.
Ginger: anti-inflammatory immune modulator, soothing for the throat.
Fresh Lemon: source of Vitamin C, loosens congestion.
Raw Honey: delicious, anti-microbial, and soothing for the throat.
Instead of grating my own turmeric, I actually like to use this Truly Turmeric Paste from Naledo. It has a little coconut oil and black pepper added, to increase the bioavailability of curcimun.
For an extra boost, I also like to use Bee Powered from Beekeeper’s Naturals. It contains propolis, royal jelly, and bee pollen in addition to raw honey.
Turmeric Ginger Elixir for Colds
Author: Ashley Sauve, CHN NNCP
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
The best elixir for relieving your cold symptoms! Make a big batch and sip on it all day long to soothe your throat, stay hydrated and help your immune system fight the virus.
2 tablespoon fresh turmeric, grated (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (or 1 teaspoon dried)
pinch of black pepper
2 cups filtered water
2 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon raw honey
Add the grated turmeric, ginger and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Strain the turmeric ginger water through a mesh strainer into a large mug.
Stir in lemon juice and honey. Drink hot!
Serving size: 500mL Calories: 65 Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 17g Protein: 0g