It’s bound to happen: you wake up one morning and feel the start of a tickle in your throat or an unprovoked sneeze. Maybe you live with tiny humans who love to overshare their school germs with the whole family; either way you’re getting sick. Stay ahead of the game, grab your blender and a few essential ingredients and stock up on frozen immune-fighting bombs that are safe and effective for the whole family.
Spicy Immune Bombs
A powerful explosion of flavour and immune-fighting properties. Drink to reduce inflammation while fighting bacterial and viral invaders. It’s also a great preventative to sip on to support your immune system.
Honey can be substituted with maple syrup if a vegan blend is preferred.
- ½ cup fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 lemons, sliced (remove the peel from one)
- ½ cup garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder
- ¾ cup honey or maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse until very smooth.
- Pour 1 tbsp of the mixture into each cup of an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid.
- To make immunity tea, put one immune bomb into a mug and fill with boiling hot water. Add more bombs if you prefer a stronger drink. Mix well and sip.
Elderberry and vitamin C are a powerful combination to help reduce the duration of colds and flu. Elderberries are especially beneficial for respiratory infections.
This bomb is a sweeter, milder option suitable for children or those with sensitive tastebuds.
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
- 2 lemons, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- elderberry syrup
- Add ginger to 2 cups of boiling water and cook 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. Strain out the ginger pieces and discard, keeping the ginger-infused water.
- Add oranges, lemons, ginger water and pineapple juice to a blender. Blend until very smooth.
- Pour one dose of elderberry syrup into each cup of an ice cube tray*. Fill each cup with the ginger mixture. Freeze until solid.
- To make immunity tea, put one elderberry bomb into a mug and fill with boiling water (use slightly cooler water for children). Mix well and sip.
*Note: Since elderberry syrup doses vary by brand, it is important to add the dose directly to the ice cube tray rather than to the ginger mixture to ensure the dosage for each serving is accurate.
Article was published in The Good Life magazine.