Autumn is approaching and the change of season can sometimes be a challenge to our health. Give your immune system the best chance of staying in good shape by adding these quick and easy immunity gummies to your day. They're perfect to be made in batches and the beauty is you can experiment with different organic ginger teas.
VEGAN | FREE FROM: DAIRY, GLUTEN & REFINED SUGAR
220mL of boiled water
50mL cold water
3 ‘Ginger Kick’ Higher Living tea bags
Wellspring Bookstore stocks Love Tea Lemongrass and Ginger, biodegradable, plant-based, pyramid bags filled with our signature lemongrass ginger blend)
1 tablespoon ‘Multi Force’ By Prana On
1 teaspoon Agar Agar
Agar or agar-agar is a jelly-like substance, it is obtained from algae and forms the supporting structure in the cell walls of certain species of algae, upon boiling it's released and can be added to liquids to replace gelatine.
Ice cube trays
In a glass dish pour 200mL of boiled water over 3 ‘Ginger Kick’ tea bags and sit for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags once the 5 minutes is up.
In another container mix 1 tablespoon of ‘Multi Force’ with 50mL of cold water and mix until smooth.
Place Ginger Kick Tea in a saucepan and heat until mix starts to boil.
In a separate small container place 1 teaspoon of Agar Agar and about 20mL of hot water (or enough to cover) and let the mix sit for a minute and then stir until smooth.
Once the saucepan mix has boiled add in Agar Agar and stir until it is all blended together.
Allow mixture to cool slightly before adding in Multi Force mixture then continue to stir until all the ingredients are mixed in well.
Carefully pour mixture into ice cube trays and place in the fridge to set.
About Jessica Neal
Born and raised on the Gold Coast Jessica’s hobbies include photography, adventuring and eating smoothie bowls. She is currently a 3rd year Naturopathy student at Endeavour College of Natural Health and one day hopes to become a product developer.
Naturopaths will often look to the gut when determining the origin of many types of disease. Prebiotics by definition is foods or ingredients that selectively promote the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms (gut bacteria), and are different to the bacteria themselves called probiotics. Prebiotic foods in this recipe include; onion, garlic, asparagus, chickpeas and the vegetables in general. Promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria has flow-on effects to improve digestive function, the immune system, mental health, skin health and almost every aspect of health.
Who doesn't love a smoothie bowl during Summer? With so many combos and flavours to experiment with, this one sneaks in some extra veggies that are bound to make it a hit. Top it with your favourite fruits and other crunchy things like cereal and nuts to give you a more satisfying start to the day than a regular smoothie (because you can't down it 10 seconds!).