Who’s feeling festive yet? As I type this, I am snuggled on the sofa with a terrible cold and dosing myself up with turmeric and ginger tea. So when the lovely Emma from The Nourished Coeliac (who features lots of lovely AIP friendly, gluten and dairy free gut healing recipes!) offered to create a festive recipe for me, I couldn’t say no! This gorgeous festive recipe is full of goodness: the mylk base is Tiger nuts (you can get these in health food shops, from Tiger Nut Company or Amazon) which are a great source of iron whilst gelatin is amazing for restoring the gut lining (you can get it from Amazon and a little goes a long way- you can add it smoothies or even make your own jelly with it-recipe coming soon!) and helping your joints. To begin follow Emma’s basic Tiger Nut tutorial then follow the steps below
- 1 cup of tiger nut milk - antibacterial, rich in minerals and healthy fats. Tiger nut milk is traditionally used as a liver tonic and digestive aid.
- 1 teaspoon of great lakes gelatin (red can) - soothes inflammation and repairs leaky gut by restoring the mucosal barrier.
- 1.5 teaspoons of ground cinnamon - anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties.
- A pinch of ground cloves
- A pinch of ground nutmeg
- Follow The Tiger Nut Milk tutorial on Emma's blog for the Tiger Nut Milk base.
- Add the gelatin to a mug with a tablespoon of the milk and stir immediately. Add the spices to this and mix to create a thick paste.
- Gently warm the remaining milk in a saucepan over a very low heat until small bubbles form. You do not want this to get too hot or the milk will thicken.
- Add the warm milk to your paste and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately for a comforting, tummy loving festive hug in a mug!