Just to clarify for North America peeps - I’m talking about RAW honey…this syrup that you buy in most grocery stores does not count as honey; it counts as poison.
It’s nature’s antibiotic!!!
Of course it has other benefits like treating acne and burns, but who cares when it’s a freaking antibiotic?!?!
The easiest way to have it in order to prevent the flu is as to add ½ tsp to warm water with lemon and/or mint leaves and have it as tea but you can also enjoy it in food, for example:
Make pancake from 1/2 cup oats and 3 egg white and add 1 tbsp honey :)
Or..you can make it fancy using one of this awesome recipes:
I don’t love flour but if you’re going to have some, you might as well have something with some health benefits to “proof” to flour from damaging your body….
· ¾ cup keffir yogurt
· 1 tbsp raw honey
· 4 tbsp coconut oil
· 2 cups flour of your choice
· 2 tsp baking powder
· ½ tsp baking soda
· Mix everything in a bowl.
· Roll out the dough to about 1 inch thick. Use glass or cookies cutter to cut it. Put in a pan and bake on 350f/170c for 12 min.
Grilled honeyed chicken:
· ½ tsp coriander seeds
· ½ tsp fennel seeds
· 5 tbsp raw honey
· Juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 extra to serve
· Juice and zest of 1 orange
· 4 green onions, finely chopped
· 4 sprigs of thyme, leaves stripped from stalks and chopped
· 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped from stalks and chopped
· 1 sprig sage, leaves stripped from stalks and chopped
· 3 chicken breast cut to 4
· Toast the coriander and fennel seeds in a small pan until golden and then grind them in a pestle and mortar or grinder.
· Warm the honey a little and measure it out with a hot spoon into a bowl, along with the orange and lemon juices and zest, green onions and herbs and finally the ground spices.
· Toss the chicken in the marinade and leave for as long as you can, but for at least a couple of hours.
· When you are ready to cook the chicken, put it in a grill until brown.
1 tsp raw honey, ¼ cup olive oil and 1 tsp mustard. Whisk with fork and you have amazing salad dressing.
And that’s it!
Hope you enjoy and remember…being healthy is easy and fun!
Research and writing by Dana Gat ©2014