Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Drink for Health: Coconut Spice Elixir

This is to make you feel better when you're under the weather. Turmeric + raw honey + Himalayan sea salt for wellness. Coconut + chai spices for taste. It's delicious and theoretically nourishing and that's about all I have to say about it. Here are some pictures to further entice you where my words, I suspect, will fall short this evening. Now excuse me while I go give my neti pot some exercise. (What? That didn't make you all hungry?)


Oh wait. One more thing. Don't leave this to simmer unwatched.


A mess like this is the last thing you want to deal with when you and your children are all sharing a cold.

P.S. Good news: this post was a few days in the making and we are well now. Elixir indeed.

Coconut Spice Elixir
Adapted from Journey Kitchen
Serves 1 adult and 2 small children

1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2-3 whole black peppercorns
2-3 whole cardamom pods, cracked
About 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
1/4 teaspoon each of whatever of the following spices you have and like: fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, anise seeds or whole star anise, cloves, whole fenugreek seeds
1 heaping tablespoon raw honey

Bring coconut milk, water, and all the spices to a low boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 more minutes. Strain. Stir in honey and serve.

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