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Recipe for Alcohol Based Tincture of Propolis

 

To make a 25% (1:4) alcohol tincture

Materials:

25 grams of propolis

100ml of strong clear grain alcohol (75 proof or higher)

Glass jar with lid

Coffee filter or fine cloth (muslin)

Procedure:

Clean the propolis by removing any obvious contaminant such as pieces of wood or other debris. Place propolis in a clean glass jar.

Add the alcohol and close with a tight-fitting lid. Shake. Leave the propolis soaking for 2-3 weeks in a dark place, shaking it 2-3 times a day.

At the end of this period pace the jar in the refrigerator for a day, and then filter through a coffee filter or a fine cloth (muslin).

Store the liquid in dark-coloured bottle away from direct sunlight. Propolis tincture made this way should last indefinitely.

 

DISCLAIMER

This recipe does not constitute medical advice and the presenter cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for their use.

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Strawberries and Clotted Cream Pancakes

 

Prep + cook time 30 mins Make 8

3oo g white or wholemeal flour

300 g water

300g milk

1 egg

1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying

Pinch of salt

300-400 g sliced strawberries

200 g clotted cream

6 tbsp raw honey

Put the flour, egg, milk, water, 1 tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

To assemble each pancake, add 1 tbsp of clotted cream and 1 tbsp of sliced strawberries and spread 1 of tsp honey on top.

Roll up; serve with additional strawberries.

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Coconut and Mango Smoothie

PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES   SERVES 2

2 medium chilled ripe mangoes (850 g), peeled

1 cup (250 ml) chilled coconut milk

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons raw, unpasteurized honey

4 passionfruit

1 apricot

1/4 cup (40g) coarsely chopped nuts (your favourite)

2 tablespoons shaved fresh coconut

2 teaspoons brown linseeds(flaxseeds)

  1. Blend chopped mango, coconut milk, lemon juice, unpasteurized honey and the pulp from 2 passionfruit until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into serving bowls; top with sliced apricot, nuts, rest of the passionfruit pulp, the coconut, linseeds, and if you like, edible flowers. Serve immediately.

 

POTASSIUM RICH

HIGH IN BETA-CAROTENE

ANTIOXIDANT RICH

GINGER LEMONADE

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Ginger Lemonade

PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES   MAKES 1 LITRE ( 4 CUPS)

10-15 cm ( approx. 50g) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled

1 medium lemon (150g), peeled

2-3 tablespoons raw, unpasteurized honey

1 litre ( 4 cups) sparkling mineral water

  1. Push ginger and lemon through a juice extractor into a jug; you should have about 1/4 cup (60ml) juice.
  2. Combine juice mixture and honey in a large jug; stir in mineral water. Serve over ice cubes, if you like.

HIGH IN VITAMIN C

GREAT FOR DIGESTION

SUGAR-FREE

 

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