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!
- 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
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
1 or 2 jalapeno or habanero peppers, tops cut off, chopped
Honey- to taste
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!