Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Cold Weather Elixir

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Help prevent a cold or soothe the one you may have with a drink that contains antioxidants, immune boosting properties, ant-inflammatory properties, suppresses nausea & detoxification. 

So just what is in these ingredients that makes them a good choice.

Oranges are high in vitamin C which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals that love to damage our cells and can cause us to get sick.

Ginger helps with gastrointestinal relief.
It contains certain chemicals that help to influence the nervous system, stomach and intestines to reduce the nausea feeling.
Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the clearing your sinuses that can flare up seasonally or during colder months. 

Matcha Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. 
The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote overall health. 
Matcha is also a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.

Ingredients 

4 cups water
1 Orange squeezed
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tsp matcha tea powder

Method 

Add matcha with a little water to form a paste in a coffee press. One big enough to hold 4 cups of water. 
Peel and grate the ginger and add it to the press.
Squeeze the juice of one small orange. I used a seedless mandarin and add that to the press.
Poor hot water not boiling water into the press and let steep for approx 30 minutes. 
** boiling water destroys the matcha and gives it a bad taste** 
Put the lid on and press down. Serve warm or cold. 

Drinking this warm offers our not so feeling good selves a warm and comfortable feeling helping soothe
our throats and tummies. Plus it could promote a good sweat which is beneficial when not feeling well. That helps our bodies rid more toxins.
Drinking this cold will help quench our thirst as we need to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. A nice option if you get tired drinking just water.


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