Healthy homemade fall/winter beverage! Chef Greg Gettles of The Umstead Hotel/ Spa in Cary NC offers up this herb-a-licious elixir to help ward off and relieve symtoms of the common cold and change-of-season sniffles. Buy local! This vitamin-packed pick-me-up combines potassium and calcium-rich lemon and ginger — which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects — plus relaxing lavender and thyme to help relieve coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion.
Ginger Pear Superfood Seeds Smoothie 2 cups raw sunflower seed milk 1 cup ice 2 ripe pears, cored 1 banana 4 pitted dates (depending on the ripeness of the fruit) 1 Tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds 1 Tbsp raw flaxseeds 1 Tbsp raw chia seeds 1 Tbsp freshly minced/grated ginger or more to taste pinch Himalayan salt