Cold and flu season is officially underway – and this winter we’re trying to prevent colds naturally. Echinacea is now widely available and we find it really helps if we start to take it as soon as we feel the first tingle of coming down with something. It is also believed to help shorten the life of colds.
Honey, lemon and sliced fresh ginger is another favourite here with the Organic Surge team. Manuka honey hasn't been proved to be any more effective than raw honey so we love using our local raw honey. Being based in the Scottish Highlands means we are lucky to have a great supply of delicious heather honey close by.
With shorter days and what feels like never-ending to-do lists, the luxury of time seems in short supply at the moment. So we were delighted when this quick, easy and nutritious recipe for Rose Tea & Raspberry Overnight Oats from the inspiring Elisa from Happy Skin Kitchen landed in our inbox.
Food blogger Elisa struggled with hormonal acne after moving to London in 2008 and was inspired to improve her skin and health naturally by changing her diet rather than turning to pills.
To celebrate the launch of our Rose Whisper collection, Elisa chose antioxidant Rose Tea for this nutritious, vegan and plant-based Overnight Oats recipe. You can find Rose Tea online or in select supermarkets and health food shops. Rose Tea is believed to have a wealth of benefits including boosting the immune system, relieving stress and anxiety and improving digestion.
Rose Tea & Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe
- 1 cup of porridge oats
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup of rose tea
- 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- a dash of cinnamon
- Crush the raspberries with a fork until you have a compote consistency. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir everything together. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning the oats should be creamy and thick. Top with fresh fruits, granola or coconut chips.