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While this is a very fun and festive time of the year it can also be a little stressful and exhausting on the body, so I’m doing my part to keep you healthy and sharing my immunity boosting turmeric, ginger + honey bomb.
This combo is an anti-inflammatory paste that you can enjoy warm as a tea or cold mixed into some fresh orange juice to give your immune system a little extra support during the holidays season.
You’re going to need an airtight container so you can store your paste in the fridge. Personally, I love using mason jars, so if I’m making a single recipe I’ll use these jars, if I double it, I’ll use these. Once the paste is made you can store it for up to 10 days in your fridge (very convenient).
Then into the jar, I combine fresh grated turmeric (if you can’t find fresh, you can sub in dried), fresh ginger, black pepper, lemon zest, and Manuka honey.
Now that’s the base recipe, but when I really want to take this immunity booster to the next level, I also add in 1 tsp of crushed garlic and dash of cayenne. Both of these ingredients are totally optional, but I do recommend them if you want to kick this immunity bomb into high gear.
As for the honey, Manuka honey* is a beautiful thing. It’s super thick, sweet, and creamy, but more importantly it has up to 4x more nutrient density then regular floral honey. Just a couple of teaspoons each day will help to boost the bodies immunity and keep the gut healthy (which is where our immunity lives).
Once all of these ingredients are mixed together, your Turmeric Ginger Honey Bomb is ready to go.
First decide if you want to roll hot or cold.
If hot is your choice, add one or two teaspoon in the bottom of a mug and then add some warm water. Be sure the water is warm and not boiling because we want to keep all of the benefits of the Manuka honey intact.
If you prefer cold, stir a teaspoon or two into your favorite fresh pressed juiced. I love the way it mixes into a glass of orange juice. Very delish!
*Because I know that Manuka honey can be a little pricey, I reached out to my friends at Wedderspoon (they have delicious, creamy, non-GMO Manuka honey) and they have agreed to offer a 20% discount code for anyone in the Clean & Delicious Community who would like to give Manuka honey a try.
You can find the honey here and be sure to enter the coupon code: MANUKAME to have your discount applied.
Turmeric Ginger + Honey Immunity Bomb
Yield: Makes 1/4 cup of paste
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
- 1 tbsp. grated turmeric
- 1 tbsp. grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- lemon zest
- 1 tsp. crushed garlic
- a dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup Manuka honey
- Combine everything in a small airtight container and mix well.
- Add 1 tsp. of the immunity paste to warm water or fresh squeezed juice for a delicious and immunity boosting drink. Enjoy!