Sweet, golden deliciousness – not from bees. You’ll be pouring it onto everything, as a spread, on ice cream, in smoothie bowls, etc.
You may now say, real honey is healthy though.
But did you know it takes around 60.000 bees traveling a total of 55k miles or 88.000 km, visiting over 2 million flowers, to collect enough nectar for just half a kilo or 1 pound of honey?
And did you know that most commercial honey is actually highly processed, might even contain additives such as corn syrup, and is not really beneficial anymore at all?
Well, this spread actually contains spices which are anti-inflammatory, just like raw, unprocessed honey. They can also assist with digestion, bloating, reduce stress and improve brain function.
And additionally, no bees were harmed. Everyone’s winning.
RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN HONEY
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until there are no lumps left.
Fill into a glass jar and store for up to 1 month.
C = cup, 240 ml
1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP
1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP
TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp
tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml
“soft dates” = medjool are usually best. If necessary, soak briefly and drain. The soaking water is super sweet by the way!