My 3-Ingredient Immunity Tea
Immune-supporting foods has become a hot topic in the last year, but it can be overwhelming with how many options are available to us. Every fruit, vegetable, and herb has its own set of benefits which is why I recommend a diverse, vitamin-rich diet to get an array of antioxidants and healing properties.
As much as I advocate for diversification in one's diet, I have a few favorites that are non-negotiables in my life - one of them being thyme. I steep this herb with a few other top-notch ingredients to make a soothing, herbal tea. It’s something so simple, but it helps so much. Find my three-ingredient recipe, below.
How to make my thyme tea
First, you’ll need the star ingredient - fresh thyme. Thyme’s immune-supporting benefits are well-researched, packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and other healing properties. I also add a little bit of citrus, like lemon. Lemons are packed with vitamin c, which we all know plays a very key role in our immune health. Lastly, I add some Manuka honey, which contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids and has been shown to provide support to the body’s respiratory and immune system.
Now that you have the recipe breakdown, here’s how you replicate it:
Place 3 sprigs of fresh thyme in 1 cup of boiled water. Let it steam and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Strain the mixture into a teacup, then squeeze in half a lemon and stir in 1 tbsp of Manuka honey.
Sip and enjoy!