Think of it like a healthy ice tea with an extra bit of magic!

It’s Tonic Time

With winter quickly approaching, I’m noticing more and more people around me dropping like flies when it comes to getting ill. People are off work, spluttering all over the place and orange juice sales have definitely risen.

P.s eat more capsicums. They have way more grams or calcium than oranges and don’t have the high sugar levels that spike your insulin.

As much as I am a big kombucha advocate for keeping the bugs away, sometimes you just want something warming on those chilly evenings. So when my boyfriend started brewing his own homemade winter tonic I knew I had to share it with you guys. This is literally the most warming brew and definitely keeps those bugs away, that’s for sure.

The Tonic

  • 1 1/2 whole sliced small orange or lemon
  • 2inches of sliced ginger
  • 4-5Tbsp honey or a vegan alternative
  • 2 inches o sliced fresh turmeric
  • 3 litres of Water
  • 1/2 – 1tsp of chilli (depending on how much you want to kick your cold!)
  • 2 black tea bags
Add all ingredients apart from the tea bags to a pan and let simmer for 20mins
After 20mins add the black tea bags and simmer for a further 20mins
Your brew is complete!
Take off the hob, sieve off all the ingredients from the liquid and let cool
Bottle up and store in the fridge, consume when you please within a week
Hot or cold, whatever tickles your taste buds 🙂

I absolutely love this recipe because it’s so flexible. You can use it as a base and change it how you need. Add more chilli, or more ginger for an extra kick if you’re already feeling run down. Make it sweeter if you have a sweet tooth or an afternoon sugar craving that needs kicking. Ever add more citrus and have it over ice on those summer days. Think of it like iced tea with an extra bit of magic. It’s good both hot and cold so listen to your body and go with the flow. It’s a drink that pleases that’s for sure.

Let’s get festive

I don’t know what it is but this drink just reminds me of Christmas, and I love Christmas which obviously means this drink makes me super happy. I hope it makes you super happy too! You can thank @amermanstale for this incredible winter tonic.


This winter tonic has so many health benefits + it tastes like Christmas

Don’t forget to tag me on Insta @rocketandhoney with your Winter Tonic love!

Love Annie | Rocket & Honey

Social Media | @rocketandhoney

xxx

 

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