Healing Christmas punch recipe

Healing Christmas punch recipe

The Christmas season is about spending valuable time with loved ones and sharing healthy and delicious food and drinks.

This Christmas punch recipe is a twist on apple cider. It has warming and healing properties.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this recipe.

Apples:
They are packed with antioxidants, which are important for our overall health. Don’t forget to eat one a day to keep the doctor away!

Cinnamon:
It is armed with antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It boosts the immune system, and fights germs and pathogens that cause colds and flu. It is a key spice for cold and flu season.

Cloves:
They have 36 different ingredients, the most important being an essential oil called eugenol. Cloves also contain a variety of flavonoids which contribute to clove’s anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Cranberries:
They are well known to cleanse the kidneys. They remove excess water from the organs, and break down fatty tissue. Drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections by kill E. Coli bacteria.

Ginger:
This potent spice is great for the immune system, can treat motion sickness, and also adds a nice kick to this healthy drink.

Oranges:
These delicious citrus fruits are one of the best sources for vitamin C, which is believed to bolster the immune system.

Ingredients:
1 cup of apple juice
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of cranberry juice
1 inch piece of grated ginger
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
1 pinch of nutmeg

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a saucepan
Bring ingredients to a boil
Simmer for about 20 minutes
Sweeten with 1 tbsp of raw honey or coconut sugar
Please: Use a juicer to get the apple juice, orange juice and cranberry juice instead of using store-bought juices

Make sure ingredients are organic

NOTE: You can just double up the amount depending on how many guests you will serve.
Enjoy!

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REFERENCES:
1. “The Anti-motion Sickness Mechanism of Ginger. A Comparative Study with Placebo and Dimenhydrinate.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept. 1989. Web. 15 Dec 2014.
2. “Cranberries and Kidneys.” YourKidneys.com. DaVita, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
3. “Clove: MedlinePlus Supplements.” U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
4. “Alcohol-free Drinks at Christmas.” Netdoctor. Netdoctor, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

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