OLIVE, LEMON & KIWI SOOTHING THROAT GUMMIES

Comvita recently asked me to create 3 recipes using their very special Olive Leaf Extract.
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Olive leaf extract is traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds & flu. The active ingredient in olive leaf extract is Oleuropein – a phenolic compound which is one of the most powerful antioxidants around. Australian made and ‘fresh-picked’ ensures it is as close to nature as possible by retaining all of the plant’s phenolics that occur naturally in the olive leaf.
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Comvita recently asked me to create 3 recipes using their very special Olive Leaf Extract.
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Olive leaf extract is traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds & flu. The active ingredient in olive leaf extract is Oleuropein – a phenolic compound which is one of the most powerful antioxidants around. Australian made and ‘fresh-picked’ ensures it is as close to nature as possible by retaining all of the plant’s phenolics that occur naturally in the olive leaf.
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OLIVE, LEMON & KIWI SOOTHING THROAT GUMMIES

Supports immunity and helps relieve symptoms of sore throats

Ingredients to make 12 squares:

  • 60mls of Comvita Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract Natural Flavour (*halve the amount for children)
  • 8 tbsp gelatin powder or the equivalent in gelatine leaves (*found in supermarkets)
  • 1/2 cup of freshly boiled water
  • ½ cup of lemon juice and ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 -3 tbsp of Manuka honey
  • 4 ripe kiwi fruits, peeled and pureed

1.    Mix the lemon juice and zest, honey and kiwi fruit in a small pot. Simmer on medium heat for five minutes.
2.    In a separate medium pot, whisk the gelatin and water until dissolved. It will firm immediately, so stir quickly to blend.
3.    Add the lemon kiwi mixture to the pot with the gelatin mixture. Whisk together until mixed well.
4.    Stir through the olive leaf extract.
5.    Pour into a shallow dish and chill for an hour to set.
6.    Cut into 12 slices. The slices will pull out easily if the warmth of your hands are placed around the dish.
7.    Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Chew on 3 squares throughout the day for a delicious, chewy-scription! for 4 days.

Traditional therapy:

  • Comvita Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract– Traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, & flu, sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Grass fed Gelatin powder – Nutritional support for healthy skin and hair, improves bone and joint health, enhances sleep quality and digestive system function and strengthens the intestinal lining.
  • Kiwi fruit – Rich in vitamin C, acts as a natural immune booster.

*Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.