We LOVE homemade recipes here at the Coconut Bee and right now we are all about natural remedies that can help support the immune system! So if you do anything today, we suggest giving our 'Turmeric & Ginger Super Boost Tea' recipe a go! It is 100% natural, easy to make and will definitely give your body a much needed boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! With the added bonus of being pretty yummy too!
Turmeric is a really amazing ingredient providing numerous health benefits - This little root from the Curcuma Longa plant is native to south east asia and has been used for thousands of years in Ayuverdic medicine. It contains Curcumin, an immune modulator which helps regulate immune cell function.
You Will Need:
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Turmeric OR 2 Teaspoons of Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder
- 1 Orange
- 3 Cups of Water
- A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- Honey (To Sweeten to Taste)
Peel & grate/finely dice both the ginger and turmeric (if fresh). Add to a saucepan along with the cinnamon and water. Simmer on a low - medium heat.
Cut the orange in half, grate a little of the rind and squeeze the juice of one half into the saucepan with the other ingredients. Cut the remaining half into slices to add to your teapot or cups.
Add a couple of sprigs of your fresh mint to the saucepan (I like to bruise these a little in a pestle & mortar first to bring out more flavour).
Continue to lightly simmer your tea blend for up about 5 mins, stirring regularly.
Add contents of the pan to a teapot or jug as this will continue to steep once removed from the heat.
Your tea is now ready & you can now pour into cups along with a slice of fresh orange and some more fresh mint leaves. You can use a tea strainer if desired however all the little bits are super good bits!
Add a little honey to sweeten to taste.
We hope you enjoy this recipe! We used powdered turmeric this time around but fresh is always best if you can get your hands on it! We were lucky enough to get our hands on some from a small spice garden in Sri Lanka, however turmeric is available to buy in pretty much most stores in the west.