With the current COVID 19 crises and lockdowns, you’re probably spending a bit of your new-found “downtime” in the kitchen trying out new recipes. You’re also probably, wondering how to stay as healthy as possible during this critical time. So, we have delved into the menus created by wellness experts at Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas to provide some immunity and health boosting recipes.
Anantara’s chefs combine ancient medicinal herbs, spices and the freshest organic produce with modern taste profiles. These drinks and dishes all feature ingredients that provide unique health benefits. These dishes will support you on your wellness journey to shore up your physical defenses, assuage stress, and be ready for whatever comes our way next.
Executive Chef Geert Jan Vaartjes at Anantara’s Hoi An, Vietnam property, says: “The easiest and healthiest way to boost your immune system is simply to eat freshly-cooked and prepared food. When you make dishes from scratch, you control the ingredients and, by using fresh produce, you are eating more nutrients than you would get from packaged food.”
Immunity Booster Turmeric Tea – Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman
We’re starting with a simple sipper: a soothing hot tea. The key ingredient of this herbal drink is fresh turmeric, a root closely related to ginger and commonly used in Asian food. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds including curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and improves brain function, fights depression, contains anti-aging properties, and boosts your immune system.
- ½ cup of fresh raw turmeric
- ¼ cup of fresh raw ginger
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 Tbsp of honey
- 4 tsp of distilled water (boiled water that has cooled)
Blend all ingredients until they become a well-emulsified paste. After you’ve created the base, use 2 tablespoons to 1 cup of hot water; let sit for 2 minutes and add a few mint leaves for serving.
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