Immunity Tea with Manuka Honey + Elderberry
Incorporating tonics into your daily lifestyle is a great way to support your health in all different ways. There are tonics created will all sorts of health goals in mind, from weight loss, to digestion support, and more. You can find a tonic to boost most any aspect of your health, and, if there are several areas of your health you'd like to improve, it's a good idea to rotate incorporating different tonic recipes into your routine to get the best and widest benefit.
We have not quite made it out of the woods yet, when it comes to the winter cold and flu season, and the COVID-19 pandemic. It's still very important to support and boost your immune system as much as possible so that you can remain healthy and strong.
Our All-Natural Immunity Tonic with Manuka Honey & Elderberry is filled with immunity-boosting properties. Elderberry syrup is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can boost your immune system. Manuka honey has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is considered a super food. Elderberry and Manuka honey can also reduce inflammation. Together, this pair of ingredients offer that extra immune support you need at a time like this!
This recipe also calls for cinnamon, which gives this tonic a sweet and woodsy taste, but that's not all it does! Cinnamon is also filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
The combination of these flavors - elderberry, Manuka honey and cinnamon - is a rich, tart, but slightly sweet flavor. Adjust the amount of Manuka honey used based on how tart or sweet you prefer the tonic.
In addition to offering extra immune support during this crazy time, this tonic is a great one to incorporate into your routine year-round. It can help your body fight off all sorts of viruses and infections. Drink it regularly for the most benefit.
The best news is that this tonic requires minimal ingredients and can be mixed up in less than a minute, making it ideal even for the busiest of people!
Now, let's get into the recipe!
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Gaia elderberry syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Wedderspoon Manuka honey, to taste
- Fill a glass with 1 cup of water.
- Pour the Gaia elderberry syrup and cinnamon into the cup and mix well.
- Spoon the Manuka honey into the cup, to taste (or squeeze, if you're using our handy squeeze bottle!).
- Continue to mix well and enjoy. It is best served chilled.
- Optional: place a stick of fresh cinnamon into your glass before enjoying.
This tonic will be a vibrant, dark plum color - taking its color from elderberry syrup. With a stick of cinnamon in the cup and perhaps a slice of lemon or orange on the rim, it will feel like you're drinking a fancy health cocktail!
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