START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

3 Warm Apple Recipes for a Cold Day

3 Warm Apple Recipes for a Cold Day

The comfort of apples on a freezing day… few pleasures rival it. I am currently reading a beautiful book titled From the Apple Orchard by Lee Jackson. It contains a treasury of charming apple recipes, and I am now inspired to share them with you.

 

Warm Breakfast Apples

1 apple
1 tablespoon of raisins
1 clove
1/4 cup water

Peel and chop the fruit into small pieces. Place the pieces in a small pot and add the suggested amount of water. Next, add the raisins and the clove. Bring to boil and then go back to low heat. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the fruit attains a tender consistency. Eat warm.

Health Benefits: The flavonoids in apples reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Antioxidant-rich raisins nourish bones and boost brain power, among other things. According to ancient healers, stewed fruit eaten first thing in the morning is a golden food—it regulates digestion and energizes you for the day ahead.

 

Refreshing Post-Lunch Apple Tea

500 ml apple juice
1 tbsp honey
3 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon, broken into pieces
2 tea bags
2 sprigs of fresh mint
The juice of ˝ lemon

Combine the juice, honey and spices in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to the boil and turn off heat. Add the tea bags, cover, and steep for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and strain off the spices. Serve piping hot.

Health Benefits: Honey, one of the world’s oldest sweeteners, is known to improve immunity, stave off infections, and keep the heart healthy. Cinnamon and clove are powerful spices that boost your digestion. Fragrant and vitamin-rich mint and lemon are ideal for fighting off post-lunch dullness.

 

Comforting After Dinner Apple-Flavored Green Tea

2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tbsp. sugar
2 bags of green tea
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice

In small saucepan, bring water, cinnamon sticks and sugar to a boil; remove from heat. Add the green tea bags and brew for about 2 minutes. Remove the tea bags and cinnamon sticks. Add apple juice and serve hot.

Health Benefits: The antioxidant benefits of green tea are by now well documented the world over. Combined with apple juice and cinnamon, which helps regulate blood sugar, this is a wonderful brew for enjoying on a warm, restful night.

 

Related:
8 Health Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
You’re Eating Apples Wrong

 

Read more: All recipes, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, General Health, Health, , , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

73 comments

+ add your own
11:56AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Thank you

7:33PM PST on Dec 30, 2013

Yum, warm breakfast apples! Thank you for sharing :)

10:35AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

The idea of apples and cloves together sounds so appetizing. Thanks.

8:56PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

I baked ten apples today on a cold afternoon, there is nothing like the aroma of delightful and tasty baked apples.

Please flag the spam if you have time and the inclination. They are the bad apples.

4:01PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

thanks

1:06PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

Thanks

12:32PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

thank you

12:06PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

dzięki za przepisy

11:13AM PST on Dec 15, 2013

thank you

9:52AM PST on Dec 15, 2013

I will have to buy some apple juice to make that green tea

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

A video to help remember there are good things in life. Thanks for sharing.

Sounds good, add a handfull of greens (or a frozen cube!) to make it really super!

Lolly D. Lolly D.
on Peanut Power Shake
10 minutes ago

Thanks for this very useful article.

So cute! I just love how little dogs think they are so much bigger and tougher than other dogs. So…

gave me a good laugh . Thank you for posting video

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.