The first is a fruit dip that is so delectable it will have you hunting for more fruits to dip. I'm more a raw veggies fan than a fruit eater, but this Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip may just convert me!
4 Ingredients :
Plain Greek yogurt (or vanilla)
Natural creamy peanut butter
Blend together with a hand mixer, then get to dippin'! It's like crack, as they say. Recipe HERE.
And the second is not so much a recipe as it is a concoction. If you've ever frequented the New Beet Cafe here in Santa Cruz, this drink is known as Sam's Firewater. I have one once a week for general healthiness as a cleanse, but it's also good to combat colds and sore throats.
In a mug, stir together these ingredients :
(Measurements are approximate, but you want it to be spicy!)
Honey ~ 1.5 tbsp
Pure lemon juice ~ 2 tbsp
Natural ground ginger ~ 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper ~ 1/2 tsp
Mug full of almost-boiling water
Health benefits? Ginger is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant (among many other great properties). Cayenne opens and drains nasal passages, fights inflammation, and is a natural pain reliever and antioxidant. Lemon juice has gobs of vitamin C as an immunity booster. And honey boosts the immune system, boosts energy, and coats an itchy throat. Voila!