Autumn nourishment: Pear, Ginger and Honey Juice

Asian pears, lantern and fall leavesThis is a great recipe that is not only delicious but will help prevent your body from drying out during autumn. This drink is served in most restaurants in the northern parts of China during autumn. Therefore, there are a number of ways it can be prepared and cook.

This drink is will provide some relief for those with dry skin, constipation, dry cough or wheezing.

Ingredients:

2 Nashi pears, peeled and roughly cut. Or alternatively peel and grate pears.

(Any pears will do but nashi pears are ideal)

3 slices of ginger (3mm thick by 2cm in diameter)

Honey

4 cups of water

10 red dates, soaked in water for approximately 10 mins.

serves 4

Method:

Soak red dates in water for approximately 10 minutes

Put dates and pears into a saucepan add the water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 mins.

Add ginger after 20 mins of simmering. Add honey to taste.

Strain the liquid

You can garnish with sliced red dates

Can be drunk warm or cold.