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 my 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. But I will warn you - it’s a pretty intense and powerful little cocktail, and the garlic and spices really pack 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 ill, the last thing we want to do is be in the kitchen, so plan ahead and your future self will thank you for it.
1/2 pineapple, outer skin removed and roughly diced
4 garlic cloves, peeled
Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 thumb sized piece fresh turmeric, peeled
2 cups coconut water
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
Here’s what you do…
Juice the oranges and lemons by hand, with a citrus press or in a juicer.
Add the juice to a high-powered blender with the rest of the ingredients and blitz until smooth.
Add a little water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Store in airtight glass jars in the fridge or freezer.
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