As much as I love plain old OJ, sometimes you do need a little more pep in your step. I’m also a little too aware of how much sugar there is in regular breakfast OJ to drink on a regular basis, and as a result I often make my own. That way I’m in control of the ingredients and sugar levels, because nobody wants a fructose-induced-migraine before 10am.
Keep scrolling to find the recipe for my Winter Health Tonic. It contains only a handful of ingredients, but they’re the ideal combination to fight off any bugs or bacteria that might migrate towards your immune system in the colder months.
WINTER HEALTH TONIC
half a pineapple
thumb-sized knob of ginger
one cup of water
Remove the peel from the lemon and oranges, and take the skin off of the pineapple and ginger. Place all items (yep – the whole lemon) in a blender with the cup of water and blitz until smooth. Pour through a fine mesh strainer, stirring the pulp carefully and gently pressing through the mesh until there is only about 2-3 tbsp left. Discard the pulp. You could add a sprinkle of turmeric in at this step, but that’s totally up to you. Serve and enjoy!
The tonic will store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for a day or two, and you could also freeze the tonic into popsicle moulds for a fun winter treat to eat in the sunshine if you fancy.