Natural honey is an incredibly versatile natural sweetener. Not only does it taste great, but raw honey also has a plethora of health benefits, thanks to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. There are many ways to include honey into your diet as a natural alternative to sugar. Here are three delicious honey recipes to add a nutritious boost to your meals.
Banana, peanut butter and honey smoothie
You can add honey to smoothies for a touch of sweetness. Making your own smoothies is a great way to get your daily fruit and vegetable fix, particularly in the morning. One of our favourite combinations is banana, almond milk, peanut butter and honey, as it provides plenty of nutrients while being an extremely filling breakfast. Bananas are full of fibre while almonds and peanuts provide healthy fats and protein. Papy’s Honey is organic, unfiltered and a natural immune system booster, not to mention tasty!
Honey glazed veggies
Try drizzling honey over root vegetables. In a hot oven, roast carrots, parsnips and squash in some oil with garlic, salt and pepper. Five minutes before they’re fully cooked, drizzle some Papy’s Honey over the vegetables. The result should be crispy, golden vegetables with a sweet and sticky glaze; the perfect accompaniment to roast meats. You could even incorporate honey into the rest of the meal with a main dish like honey-roasted ham.
Honey, lemon and ginger tea
A honey, lemon and ginger tonic can do wonders for the body. Simply grate some fresh ginger root into a mug with the juice of half a lemon and add just-boiled water. Next, add a teaspoon of honey and mix. This is a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled fizzy drinks and is a natural remedy for sore throats, colds and flu thanks to honey’s anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits. Also, lemon is packed with vitamin C while fiery ginger can help with nausea and digestive issues.
These honey recipes are packed with flavour and goodness thanks to Papy’s Honey’s organic, unpasteurised and unfiltered honey that is free from fillers and additives. Shop Papy’s Honey now in our online store.