Recipes With Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is golden treasure – Not only is it highly nutritious and tasty, but it is also versatile. It can be added to just about any meal or drink. Here we have two easy and delicious manuka honey recipe, so read on to find out more!
Introduction to manuka honey and UMF certification
Manuka honey is different from normal honey as it contains compounds and enzymes that are not found in other honey. For instance, it contains dietary methylglyoxal, a compound that is present in manuka flowers that gives honey its unique healing effects. Here at maunukahoney.com.sg, our honey is Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) certified. What this means is that the honey is authentic manuka honey, as it contains the components; methylglyoxal, DHA, and plant phenol leptosperin inside, which gives honey it’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Hence, you can be confident that our manuka honey is authentic, produced straight from the fields of New Zealand.
Health Benefits of Manuka honey
Manuka honey contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals, such as iron to produce red blood cells, amino acids to produce cells which are the building blocks of life, calcium to build strong bones and teeth, zinc for recovery of wounds and the absorption of nutrients from food and lastly, potassium for the functioning of heart muscles. Manuka honey may also work as a prebiotic, as it promotes the growth of “good” bacteria in our digestive system. Manuka honey helps to treat gut infections, ulcers and relieves acid reflux. Manuka honey also strengthens one’s immune system and may be more effective than nonprescription medicine for cough in children. Hence, manuka is a golden treasure full of health benefits. Now that you have seen the benefits of manuka honey, let us look at two ways to use manuka honey.
Manuka Honey Turmeric Latte
Turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, owing to a compound called curcumin. Curcumin may be even more effective than other anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil (ibuprofen) and aspirin. Curcumin helps to relieve conditions caused by inflammation such as pancreatitis, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Curcumin also helps to reduce the risk of developing heart illness, as it protects the thin membrane that covers the inside of the heart and blood vessels. This membrane regulates blood pressure and hence curcumin ultimately helps to strengthen the functions of the heart as well. Thus, turmeric has been a well-known spice commonly used in Southeast Asia. Let us find out how to make this manuka honey infused turmeric latte.
What you need:
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated turmeric
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of manuka honey
- 2 cups of cashew milk or almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Grate 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric and set aside.
- Heat up the milk and cinnamons stick in a small pot at medium heat for around 2 to 3 minutes. Stir constantly until the liquid is hot but not boiling.
- Turn off the heat, add the turmeric and let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture out and strain the turmeric and cinnamon. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of manuka honey and serve the latte warm.
Overnight oats with manuka honey
Overnight oats are one of the simplest yet convenient breakfast item. All you need to do is to gather all the ingredients into one bowl, store them overnight and take it out the next morning. Furthermore, they are also highly nutritious. Rolled oats are high in fiber which helps to increase the duration of digestion, making one feel fuller and less hungry easily, hence helping with the amount of food consumption and weight management. Fiber is also important for gut health, to clean the intestines and promote bowel movement. Fiber-rich ingredients such as oats and flax seeds help to lower blood pressure. The overnight oats may also help to lower “bad” cholesterol levels while increasing “good” cholesterol levels. Thus, overnight oats are highly beneficial for your gut health and heart health.
What you need:
- ½ cup of gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons of manuka honey
- 1 cup of cashew milk (or any milk you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon of almond flour
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
- Mix all the ingredients together and store them in the refrigerator overnight.
- If you want to loosen up the oats mixture and make it less thick, you could add more milk. Add on your optional toppings. There, your overnight oats are ready.
We hope that these nutritious recipes give you some ideas on how to use manuka honey and are useful for your health journey. Should you wish to purchase manuka honey, our manuka honey are made and bottled in New Zealand, so you can be assured of its quality.