Ginger and Turmeric Cold and Flu Gummies

cold and flu gummies

These are my favourite gummies to make when trying to fight off a cold. They are packed full of good stuff - turmeric, ginger, lemon, honey and coconut kefir to make for an anti inflammatory, immune boosting, good for your guts gummy.  

I make these especially for Anjali (my 2 and a half year old) and she loves them but if you don't like the flavour of turmeric you can adjust the amount of honey to suit.

I've been using Kultured Wellness cultures to make my coconut kefir but you can also substitute kombucha or water keeping in mind that if you use water you won't get the benefits of the probiotics. 

Lacto-Fermented Mango and Ginger Chutney

mango and ginger chutney

This isn't your average chutney. Traditional chutneys are preserved with lots of sugar and vinegar. This one has no added sugar and is preserved by lacto-fermentation. This means it's full of healthy bacteria that are good for your gut. The down side is it won't keep for as long as your standard chutneys and will continue to ferment in the jar changing flavour as it goes. For this reason it is best consumed in 1-2 weeks. After that it will start to turn slightly alcoholic from the fermentation of fruit (it is still ok to eat but best hide it from the kids!).

This makes a delicious accompaniment to both sweet and savoury dishes. We use it more as a sweet topping and dollop it on porridge, pancakes and muffins. Experiment and see how you like it.  

Strawberry and Ginger Kombucha

strawberry and ginger kombucha

Strawberries make an awesome flavour for your second ferment and are guaranteed to get your kombucha fizzy (which so many people struggle with). The ginger balances out the sweetness of the strawberries and adds a nice punchy flavour.

To make this you will need one batch of finished plain kombucha and a 1 litre glass bottle with a tight seal. Grolsch style flip top bottles work well as does reusing store bought kombucha bottles.