Christmas has gone, but shivers have gotten many of us unwilling to get out of bed. Cold and flu are getting too common, and the loss of senses won't give you the best taste of the gingerbread that we will had for Christmas.
So, what's the solution in this time of year of cold and flu, where our immune systems aren't the best? Well, you can make healthy lifestyle choices for once. And secondly, you can try out traditional remedies to help you stay active and safe during this cold weather. Speaking of traditional remedies, Manuka honey is as strong as any.
So why not use Manuka honey for your post traditional Christmas treats and make them better?
Hacking Your Health For The Better With Manuka Honey - One Recipe At A Time
Manuka Honey is not your run-of-the-mill honey that, more often than not, looks like a thickened sugar syrup. On the one hand, it is less sweet than traditional honey, which makes it better because the lower degree of sweetness allows other flavors to shine.
We are talking about rich caramel undertones that make it a bit salty, and a bittersweet finish really sates the appetite. So, if you're looking to make your Christmas better with the goodness of this honey, you need to have the best recipes at your disposal.
Let us now dive in and talk about some of those recipes.
No Christmas is better without eggnog. It is the ultimate lavish drink, and with just the right amount of alcohol, it gives you a light buzz that makes every party better. But if you want to truly capture the essence of Christmas while making the eggnog healthy, ditch the sugar.
Use Manuka honey instead. The caramel undertones of Manuka mix well with the yolk, and the little sweetness makes the eggnog more like a meal.
And with that extra thickness of Manuka honey, you are looking at an evening sipping creamy and healthy drink that, if you want to, add alcohol too.
Here is the recipe to make the most out of it.
Get half a cup of whole milk, and drop it over one tray of the lightly beaten egg. Add one tablespoon of Manuka honey before adding a pinch of cinnamon for extra magic and nutmeg for extra fragrance.
Ditch the vanilla extract; it will clash with the flavors. Boil all the ingredients for five minutes while stirring constantly.
Lift the pot from the stove, keep it aside, and chill for one hour. Pour it into cups and add whipped cream at the top to serve.
Manuka Honey Roasted Nuts
Imagine the good fats and proteins from almonds mixing with the light sweetness of Manuka honey. As your mouth crosses the smooth money to get the taste crunch, you'll forget about those sugar-based candies.
Here is the recipe to make Honey Roasted Nuts – but with Manuka honey.
Get a small baking sheet and put baking paper over it. Heat up a mixture of honey, canola oil, chili powder, almonds, and ground cinnamon in a small pan. Do it until the honey mixture is vaporized and the nuts are golden brown in color (it will take you less than five minutes). Place the nuts on the banking tray and add a bit of salt. Cool it off for one hour and store it inside an airtight container.
When guests come whip them out and delight those who came to your home.
Manuka Honey Shortbread
Manuka Honey Shortbread is great. These short delights look good on the plate, taste great on the lips, and if you don't eat too much of them, they are great for your stomach too. Let us put the Manuka honey spin on them to make them even healthier.
Take one cup of softened butter, half a cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of Manuka honey, two cups of flour, a pinch of salt, and 2a teaspoons of dried lavender.
Heat the pan to 170 degrees and pour some lavender with Manuka Honey. Combine the rest of the ingredients by hand until you get a doughy texture.
Take a rolling pin and spread the dough on your cutting board. Remember to coat the cutting board with a bit of flour before. Roll away with the rolling pin until you get a flat dough. Use a knife to cut the dough and a fork to make imprints in each "shortbread". Chill the dough for 20 minutes and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Get the dough out, put the honey-lavender mixture over it, and put it back in the oven for 30 minutes.
Get the dough out and cut out the pieces. Serve with Manuka honey tea for extra effect.
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