Winter Superfood’s – Immune Boosting Ingredients

It’s that time of year when our immune system is at it lowest, perhaps eating a different diet consisting of comfort foods and not seeing as much daylight traveling to and from work in the dark.

Instead of reaching for a big bowl of carbs to keep up energy levels opt to add these ingredients to your meals to keep you warm, boost energy and immune system and enhance your mood and memory!

Raw Cocoa

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Contains vitamins and essential fats to keep you warm, completely natural antioxidants perfect for the sweet tooth.
Health Benefits:
Health boosting flavonoids, antihistamine, antibacterial, mood enhancing and memory enhancing.

Goji Berries

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An antioxidant that keeps nasty bugs at bay.
Health Benefits:
Immune boosting antioxidants and minerals: iron Vitamins: A B1 B2 B6 and Vitamin C and E.

Coconut Oil

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A jar of organic solid which can be melted or softened to cook with or add as a dressing to salads.
Health Benefits:
Weight loss boost, an aid to digestion, immune system boost, plus a potent mix of fatty acids.

Manuka Honey

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Mānuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of the mānuka tree.
Health Benefits:
Boost immune system, antibacterial properties, energy booster and a skin soother.

Apple

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Homemade toffee apples…
Ingredients
8 apples
400g caster sugar
4 tables spoons golden syrup
1teaspoon of vinegar
100ml water

Method
Dip the apples in boiling water to remove any waxy finish
Dry the apples
Remove stalks
Push in sticks

Heat the caster sugar and water for 5min until smooth
Add in the golden syrup and vinegar

Leave to boil for around 5 – 8 mins (bubbles will appear, don’t panic, don’t stir)

To test when ready pour a small amount into cold water, if it is ready it will harden straight away, and you will be able to break the toffee, if it’s soft continue to boil
Immerse each apple individually taking care to cover the entire apple using the stick
Stand aside on parchment paper to cool and harden

Wrap in cellophane tie with string or ribbon, I like raffia..and voila really pretty looking delicious treats which are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

My dad said he remembered a lady in his street making them when he was a small boy and handing them out to all the kids! It was a real treat all those years ago!

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