By Kirsty Underwood
I use this drink like a real-food supplement and find it to be an incredibly effective alternative to cold and flu medicine in my home. I drink 100ml daily during the colder months to help give me immune system a little boost. If I’m feeling under the weather I do this twice a day and I’ve found that this keeps cold and flu symptoms from taking hold. I will warn you - it’s a pretty intense and powerful little cocktail, and the garlic really packs a punch!
It’s best to make a double batch when you’re feeling well and have it stored in the freezer for those days when you feel you need a boost. Often when we’re feeling under the weather, the last thing we want to do is be in the kitchen so plan ahead and your future self will thank you for it.
The flesh of 2 oranges
The flesh of 4 lemons
6 peeled garlic cloves
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
1⁄4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 tbsp raw honey
2 cups coconut water
Here’s what you do…
1. Blitz all the ingredients together in a high-powered blender.
2. Add a little water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
3. Store in airtight glass jars in the fridge or freezer.
Kirsty Underwood is a health and happiness expert, integrative nutrition coach and food consultant. She works 1:1 with people who want to shake up their health and discover jump-out-of-bed-in-the-morning happiness.
Through her coaching and scrumptious wholefood recipes she shows you how to make food fun and life less complicated. When she’s not spreading the health word or hanging out in her kitchen, you’ll find her seeking sunshine, getting lost in nature or enjoying something chocolatey.
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