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Honey-Based Drinks To Boost Immunity

By October 22, 2020June 20th, 2023Honey Recipes

Raw honey is not only food that tastes absolutely delicious but can provide our bodies with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to strengthen our immune systems.

It’s not just fat and cholesterol-free, but studies have shown honey lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol by 6-11% and increase HDL(good cholesterol by about 3%. Raw honey also contains powerful antioxidants with various benefits to human health. Experts also claiming that replacing the use of sugar in beverages such as tea, coffee etc. with raw honey can reduce the risk of illnesses like type 2 diabetes and improve heart health.

Five easy honey-based drinks that will boost your immune system

Detox Honey Turmeric Tea: A perfect combination of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Turmeric is a potent liver cleansing spice; hence it boosts immunity by improving liver function. The addition of ginger and honey doubles the anti-inflammatory results.

  • Recipe By NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings 2
  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ginger, chopped

3 tsp honey

2 cups water

How to make:

1 Take a bowl, add water and heat.

2 Bring it to simmer, add turmeric and ginger.

3 Keep boiling the water till reduced to half.

4 Stop the heat and add the honey to taste.

  Serve Hot.

Banana Honey Smoothie

A thick, slushy smoothie with the goodness of bananas, honey and pumpkin seeds

  • Recipe By NDTV
  • Food Recipe Servings 2
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Ingredients:

400 ml. yoghurt

2 Bananas

3 tsp honey

2 tsp pumpkin seeds

10 ml water

How to make:

1 Put yoghurt and bananas in a blender.

2 Add 3 tsp of honey, 2 tsp of pumpkin seeds, add a dash of water

3 Give it a good whisk till smooth.

Garnish with pumpkin seeds and honey.

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Brew up an aromatic cuppa of tea spiced with ginger, sweetened with honey.

  • Chef NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings 3
  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Ingredients:

3 Cups Water

1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped

1 tsp Tea leaves for every cup

1 tsp Lemon juice

3 tsp Honey

How to Make:

1 In a pan, heat 3 cups of water.

2 Before it begins to boil, add ginger.

3 Just as it starts to boil, add the tea leaves and lemon juice.

4 Lastly, add honey to taste, give it a swirl and serve

  Strain it into a cup and enjoy!

Granola Fruit Smoothie

A high-protein, wholesome smoothie that boasts of bananas, flaxseeds, honey, cinnamon and a delightful crunch of granola! The wonderful combination of cinnamon and honey makes this drink a perfect immunity-boosting meal.

  • Chef Nitin Mathur
  • Restaurant Tiqri, Taj Santacruz
  • Recipe Servings 2
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Difficulty Level easy

Ingredients:

banana, sliced

One medium apple

1/3 plain Greek yoghurt

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

3 tsp honey

1 tbsp flaxseed

1/2 cup granola

1/4 cup ice

How to make:

1 Crush granola coarsely in the blender.

2 Add greek yoghurt, soy milk, and honey to blend well.

3 Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

4 Granola smoothie is ready. Enjoy!

Kadha Chai Recipe

Kadha Chai is a traditional Indian drink prepared from herbs and spices in boiled water and sweetened with raw honey. It is a great homemade remedy against cold and flu or to warm up in the cold winter days.

  • Chef Jagdish Kumar
  • Restaurant NRI Chaiwala
  • Recipe Servings 2
  • Prep Time 2 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 7 mins
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Ingredients:

2 tsp black tea leaves

2 cups water

Bay leaves

1/2 tbsp carom seeds

2 Black pepper

2 Cloves

Green cardamom

1 tbsp ginger, grated

1-inch turmeric root

1 tbsp lemon juice

 Honey to taste

How to Make:

1. Heat up two cups of water in a suitable pot.

2. Once the water starts boiling add the black tea and all other ingredients, except the lime juice and honey.

3. Cover the pot and keep it boiling for one minute.

3. Pour the tea in to teacups and add lime juice.

4. Lastly add the raw honey to taste, give it swirl and enjoy while warm.

Note that honey should never be cooked or boiled as it may lose some vital properties. Instead, always add the honey at the end in hot beverages like tea.

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