As we approach hay fever season it’s a good idea to try fight off the symptoms with the age old solution of honey. Particularly beneficial is a local honey so go check out your local grocery store for a honey from your nearby bee keeper.
The following recipes can be integrated into your weekly recipes but for a daily honey intake try to get into a routine of having honey, lemon and ginger water when you wake each morning.
Nutty fruit smoothie
60g soya yoghurt
1/4 medium banana
1tbsp blanched almonds
Blend all to a desired consistency
Green Goddess salad dressing
1 soft avocado
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
4tbsp olive oil
1tsp fresh chives
1 cup water
Blend all together
Moroccan cucumber, carrot and chickpea salad
2 small carrots
1 tin of chickpeas
25g dried cherries roughly chopped
1 large bunch of mint leaves picked
1 large bunch of dill leaves picked
1tsp coriander seeds
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
50g blanched almonds
1) Scrap out and discard the middle of the cucumber, finely slice into half moons, then place in a bowl. Very thinly slice the carrots and add to the bowl with the chickpeas, cherries, mint and dill, and mix well.
2) Gently toast the coriander seeds in a dry pan, the pound with a pestle and mortar. Shake in a jar with the honey, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper.
3) Toast the almonds until golden then roughly chop. Toss the dressing and salad in a serving bowl and add the nuts.