Manuka honey is highly viscous, and its taste is not-so-sweet and has a bitter undertone. While this early taste is acceptable to those willing to take a spoonful of it as medicine, the rest must find creative ways to make the honey more palatable. It is not a product you can just slather over a toast and expect to have a great time eating it. Therefore, we at Melora have researched the best Manuka honey recipes that you can enjoy daily or on special occasions.Potion Detox Smoothie
Smoothies are all the rage all over the globe. From those who want something substantial after the gym to those looking for cleansing, there is a smoothie for everyone. Manuka honey is the perfect thing to add to these smoothies. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties will maintain your gut health, and since the sugar content is low, you have a great sugar alternative.
With Potion detox smoothie, you get everything. You get cleansing power from Manuka while building muscles from protein powder. While you can get this smoothie from a good smoothie shop outside, prepare to pay a high price. But if you want to save money, prepare this at home with Melora-powered Manuka honey.
Here is the list of things you'll need:
- Coconut water
- Coconut cream
- Cashew Milk or almond milk
- Activated charcoal
- Melora's Manuka honey
- Whey protein powder- any kind
Put some coconut cream aside and blend all the above ingredients together. Pour the mixture into a glass with coconut cream at the bottom. Once the glass is full, top it off with another dollop of coconut cream for that added creaminess. Have a drink.
A standard chocolate-flavored protein powder is a good option, but if you want the smoothie to be more health-conscious, use plant-based raw whey; it has higher protein content. Serve it right away; storing it is fruitless.Apple Cider Mojito for a Special Occasion
Winter is coming, and there is nothing wrong with dabbing a bit of Manuka into your favorite alcoholic drink. Served chilled, a mojito is perfect for every season, even winter. And with this apple cider mojito, you'll have an ideal reason to sit back and relax while enjoying all the goodness that Manuka honey brings.
This cocktail uses both Apple Cider and rum, and the added sweetness comes from Melora's classic Manuka honey. Since we didn't want to compromise with the flavor of the mojito, lime and cinnamon sticks are still on the cards. And for that added acidity, you can top it off with apple slices if you want.
Another thing to know is that depending on how much rum and cider you have, you can make it by the glass for yourself for a relaxing afternoon or for a whole party to celebrate the fall.
Here is the list of ingredients that you'll need to make this delightful drink:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of Melora honey
- Fresh mint leaves
- A quarter cup of rum
- A quarter cup of apple cider
- A quarter of a cup of manuka honey syrup by Melora
- Apple slices cinnamon stick
You won't get a Manuka honey simple syrup readily available, so you must make it. Mix 2 parts Manuka honey with 1.5 parts warm water. Keep stirring until the thickness of Manuka honey subsides a little. After that, add limes and mint to the cocktail shaker. Squeeze the lime a bit and bruise the mint for its flavor. Pour the apple cider, Manuka honey syrup, and rum into the shaker, and then add ice to make it cold. Put the lid on and start shaking.
Pour the mixture into a mojito glass (or a regular glass) and add more ice to make it chilly. Add mint leaves for garnish and two slices of apple at the top for that extra kick of acidity.Banana Split
If you're a sweet tooth, you know that nothing comes close to a banana split. The split banana with ice cream in the middle with maple syrup drizzled on top. A few bits and pieces of chocolate and cherry add to the sweetness in a big way. But it is not something anyone would recommend eating every day. What if there is a banana split recipe that you can add to your breakfast every single day?
With Manuka honey, it is possible. All you need to do is to make some switches.
- Switch ice cream for greek yogurt.
- Switch artificially made cherries for blueberries or strawberries.
- And switch pieces of chocolate for some frozen berries.
This might seem like a punishment, but for the health conscious, it is better and, if we dare say, a healthier alternative than our standard banana split. Here is what you need.
- Manuka honey
- Greek yogurt or low-fat ice cream
- Frozen strawberries
- Handful of walnuts
Split the banana and put a healthy dollop of greek yogurt or a scoop of low-fat ice cream in the middle. Top it with some strawberries, frozen berries, and walnuts, and drizzle some of Melora's Manuka honey on top.
You can eat this banana split every day. If you want to customize it and add some other ingredients – healthy or otherwise – you can.Whipped Ricotta and Roasted Apple Toast
Making toast is easy. You just toast a slice of bread and put any topping on it. From avocados to apple slices, the sky's the limit when making your own toast. But you have to admit that some toasts are better than others. And the more decadent you make the toast, the better it will taste and the wider the smile it will put on your face.
The right toast with the right topping can always be exciting. And if it gets to a point where you feel like you're just going through the motions, switch the bread and the topping if you want. For this whipped ricotta and roasted peach toast, for instance, the roasted apple adds a layer of softness to them, almost like a tangy, apple-shaped jam. And the whipped ricotta cheese will give you that filling feeling. Add other fruits into the mix, and you have the perfect toast you can eat at any time of the day.
Here is the list of ingredients you'll need:
- 1 cup of thinly sliced apples
- One teaspoon of lemon juice
- Half a cup of ricotta cheese
- Two slices of white bread (you can go with brown if you want or sourdough if you wish for extra tanginess)
- One teaspoon of Melora Manuka honey
- Flaky sea salt
- Basil leaves
Take olive oil and pour a quarter cup at the bottom of a pan. Turn on the stove and wait till the oil starts smoothing. Put your apple slices and the lemon juice in and close the lid. Wait till the apple is brown – they are roasted. Alternatively, you can preheat the oven to 350 degrees, follow the same process without a pan, and wait for 20 minutes. Once the apple is roasted, set it aside to cool.
Combine cheese, Melora's Manuka honey, and flaky salt in a separate bowl. Mix it well until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
Take the bread, and spread the ricotta cheese-manuka honey mixture on it. Don't be afraid of using more than two spoonful’s; the thicker the layer – the better the taste. Finally, take out your roasted apples and put them on the layer of ricotta cheese. Enjoy this treat at any time of the day. You can also store the cheese and honey mix in the fridge for use later.
Like other foods on the list, you can add more garnishes to make this toast unique to your needs.Soothing Cough Syrup
Let us end this article on a medicinal note. If you've been following us, you already know the power of manuka honey when dealing with cough. While you can eat a spoonful of Manuka honey to get relief, you'll get more out of it if you use it to make cough syrup.
This syrup is natural and simple and features the highest quality of Melora's Manuka honey. Here are the ingredients you'll need to make it.
- Four tablespoons of Melora's Manuka honey
- One and a half tablespoons of elderberry
- Four tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar
- A quarter cup of ground ginger
- A quarter cup of turmeric
- Half cup water
Put all the ingredients in a jar and start shaking it. If you want better consistency and a mixer, use the mixer. It will take up to a couple of minutes to make. Store the jar in a cool and dry place for later use. Whenever you feel a sore throat, take a tablespoon for immediate relief.Bottom Line: Melora's Manuka Honey is Versatile
Manuka honey is a versatile product. It is suitable for putting on the skin and inside the body. With Melora's Manuka honey, you get a high-end product that focuses on the best industry standards to give you the quality you deserve. Enjoy the versatility of this traditional remedy that will add layers of flavor to your cooking recipe, too, if you want. Stay tuned with Melora as we give you more of our offerings.