Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Blood orange is fantastic nutritionally as it contains plenty of vitamin C, beta carotene, folate, potassium and thiamine (vitamin B1). Unlike other citrus fruits, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, the same red flavonoid pigments that give blueberries their intense colour and amazing antioxidant levels. The high level of vitamin C provided by blood oranges contributes to a reduction in fatigue as vitamin C supports energy production and is great for supporting the immune system.
Turmeric contains a powerful compound called Curcumin which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey possesses an array of plant chemicals that act as antioxidants. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties (in particular raw and manuka honey).
Ginger contains antibacterial properties along with anti-inflammatory compounds.
All of these ingredients combined together pack a great nutritional punch that not only provides us with energy, but is great for the skin and also provides support to the immune system.
How to make your shots: (Makes 2 shots keep in the fridge and enjoy one each morning)
- Squeeze the juice from 2 large blood oranges into a jug and mix in 4 tsp of grated turmeric, 2 tsp of grated fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons of honey and 60 ml of hot water which has been boiled but allowed to cool.
- Stir the ingredients well, ensuring the honey is dissolved and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Enjoy a shot each money in a shot glass.