Today I’m sharing the recipe of Laird Hamilton’s Super-Immunity Drink with you.
Laird is the King of big wave surfing, co-inventor of tow-in surfing and one of the hardest and smartest physical training dudes around. This guy has steps built into the centre of this pool! He straps weights onto himself and walks up and down the stairs… underwater. Crazy healthy.
Laird drinks this super-immunity drink similar to one we make at home.
The basis of this drink is turmeric, a root similar looking to ginger that is used regularly in Indian cooking. Turmeric is an amazing functional medicine in itsef. The powerful component of turmeric, curcumin, a molecule which has been proven to fight inflammation, assist in recovery from workouts, heal the digestive system, support in fighting illness and has been linked with helping to ward off cancer.
Your body will actually ingest more of the curcumin if you drink this super-immunity drink with a little fat, so you can either serve it warm with a tsp of coconut oil in it or eat with a side of avocado or a handful of brain-health supporting walnuts.
This super-immunity drink is also an energy provider, so don’t drink too late into the evening! try it with your breakfast or as an mid-afternoon pick me up.
Warning – Turmeric is really… YELLOW. Make sure you chop it on a board that you don;t mind staining and watch your hands as they will turn yellow too. You will also get yourself a bit of a yellow moustache drinking this super-immunity drink. So make sure you give your mouth a wipe and a rinse after you finish your drink.
Laird Hamilton’s Super-Immunity Drink
- 20ml freshly juiced turmeric
- 10 ml of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 drop of liquid pepper extract (you can use 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper or even 1/2 small fresh hot chilli, or you can buy pepper extract here)
- 200ml filtered water
- juice of half a lemon
You can buy the root at any Asian grocer and in many supermarkets and speciality fruit and vegetable stores. Simply grate it on the finest setting of your grater and squeeze the juice out through a muslin cloth or a brand new chux cloth.
Stir the drink together and enjoy! Take on a daily basis to help keep your immunity high and your gut firing on all cylinders.