recipe: golden elixir!

This elixir brings together a bunch of Sattvic foods into one delicious and healthy mix!  Composed mostly of raw honey, turmeric and ginger, try it drizzled over granola or stirred into your tea to give your immune system a boost.  Golden Elixir is great to keep on hand all year round to promote healing.  Make it extra special by using local honey, such as Bee Project Apiaries!  They are doing amazing work to promote urban beekeeping and to keep our bee population thriving; find it regularly stocked at Parlour and Little Sister.

This recipe is adapted from Tara O’Brady’s in her cookbook, Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day.  It is a beautiful book full of gorgeous photos, stories and interesting recipes.

Golden Elixir

makes ~1 cup

¾ cup honey, preferably raw/local
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, preferably raw and unfiltered
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp ground turmeric
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix everything together in a jar until smooth.  Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before using (to let the flavours marry), and keep it stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Feel free to try variations: next time you could replace the cinnamon with nutmeg or cloves!  If you find fresh turmeric root, you could try replacing half of the fresh ginger with it.  Enjoy!

I was gifted dried turmeric root from a student, so I grated that into my latest batch of Golden Elixir (see photo) – but you can use turmeric powder and save yourself from the grating process!

Tara O'Brady's Golden Elixir