Fire Cider

Check out this amazing recipe for Fire Cider! Immune boosting.. flavor blasting.. what's not to love? 

DIY Fire Cider:

An immune boosting elixir, digestive aid and flavorful addition to soups, salad dressings, sparkling water, teas & more. Fire cider can be used as a preventative measure against the common cold and flu. For slow digestion, add an acidic boost before a meal to improve your “digestive fire” mix 1 tablespoon of fire cider with 4 oz. water and drink before a meal. The flavors are earthy, spicy, sour with a touch of sweetness, fire cider can easily be incorporated into daily life!

Benefits:

  • Garlic- anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant
  • Onion- anti-cancer, antifungal, antimicrobial
  • Ginger root- antioxidants, anti-inflammation, digestive aid
  • Horseradish root- relieves congestion, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic
  • Raw apple cider vinegar- probiotic, antimicrobial, antifungal, improves insulin resistance
  • Turmeric root- anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant
  • Black pepper- activates the compound “curcumin” found in turmeric
  • Citrus juice & peel- vitamin C, calcium, potassium, immune boosting
  • **Raw honey- antimicrobial & takes the edge off the pungent flavors listed above
  • Optional: habanero/jalapeno/cayenne pepper- for a kick of spice

 

Recipe:

2 small onions, chopped

1 head garlic, crushed

½ cup fresh horseradish root, grated

½ cup fresh ginger root, grated

½ cup fresh turmeric root, grated

2 oranges zest & juice

1 lemon zest & juice

1 tsp whole black peppercorns

Optional:

1 or 2 jalapeno or habanero peppers, tops cut off, chopped

Pinch cayenne

Honey- to taste

 

Directions:

1. Wash the fruits and roots

2. Grate the turmeric & horseradish

3. Rough chop the onions & garlic

4. Zest & juice the citrus fruits

5. Put all of the ingredients into a large 32 oz. mason jar then cover with apple cider vinegar

6. Cover the jar with a lid, store in a cool, dry place for one month.

7. Strain the infused vinegar out of the jar using a mesh strainer into a large bowl.  

8. *If adding honey, stir in enough honey to taste until dissolved, then store fire cider in a mason jar at room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of Emily Power, who generously volunteers her time with Quest Community Nutrition Night! Click here to follow her on Instagram!

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