This recipe has been contributed to us by the kind folk at the at The Unbakery.
At the Unbakery, whenever any of the team feels a cold coming on they immediately run to the fridge to grab ginger, turmeric, lemon and honey to make a flu tonic. It’s their conditioned response!
With this smoothie, they have recreated the same miraculous properties of our cold pressed flu tonic with some new immune-boosting additions.
Bee pollen, turmeric and ginger are three powerful immune boosters that they combine here with the vitamin C from the citrus. Add to this combo the anti-bacterial properties of honey and you have a top-notch flu fighter.
Make time: 5 mins
Makes: 1 large glass
Equipment required: blender
⅓ medium carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
2cm piece fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp ground turmeric)
1cm piece fresh ginger (or ½ tsp ground ginger)
½ orange, peeled
½ lime, peeled
¼ grapefruit, peeled
¼ lemon, peeled
1 tsp raw honey*
½ cup filtered water
1 cup ice
¼ tsp bee pollen
Place all the ingredients except the bee pollen in high speed blender and blend until smooth, around 1 minute.
Pour into a large glass and top with bee pollen.
Tips and Tricks:
If your blender can’t break up the carrot, try adding carrot juice instead. Alternatively try sieving the smoothie before drinking to discard the chunky bits.
*Item not available online but is available in your local GoodFor store.