Fun and tasty ways to incorporate honey into your diet

Fun and tasty ways to incorporate honey into your diet

It’s no secret that we love pure, luxury honey here at Necta & Hive. After all, it’s what we do – our active antimicrobial honeys from Western Australia are fast becoming firm favourites in the UK (sorry Australia, they’re no longer your best kept secret!).

We consume honey on a daily basis, but we recently discussed all the different ways we eat (and drink) it and realised that you, our loyal fans and customers, might not necessarily know all the wonderful ways honey can be added to your diet.

So, who are we to keep our recipes to ourselves? Read on, and don’t forget to let us know which ones are your favourites, and to share your own!

Start your day right

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but exactly how we break our overnight fast is super important. Sugary cereals? Ultra-processed white bread and artificially sweetened jam? No thanks.

Breakfast is the perfect time for eating honey:

Drizzle it over healthy granola or unsweetened, wholegrain cereals

  • Stir it into Greek yoghurt and fruit
  • Spread it over wholemeal toast
  • Add it to your favourite smoothie – we love one banana, a handful of frozen cherries, 200ml hemp milk, one scoop of unflavoured pea protein powder, one scoop of unsweetened cacao powder and a teaspoon of Necta & Hive Jarrah Honey 10+ TA whizzed up and consumed on-the-go.

Sweeten your herbal tea

Caffeine-free herbal teas can be given a sweet hit with a teaspoon of Jarrah honey. But the high heat of boiling water can destroy the beneficial compounds that make active honey so healthy. So, add your water before it boils, or once your brew has had a chance to cool down to a comfortable drinking temperature.

Suck it and see

Sweet tooth? Craving something sweet after dinner? Why not eat a piece of deliciously sweet and chewy Necta & Hive Marri Wild Honeycomb 15+ TA! Trust us, it’s delicious and is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats and B vitamins.

Use in a salad dressing

Honey is an excellent choice for a salad dressing, especially when paired with zingy vinegar and fiery mustard. This recipe is a tried, tested and well loved one.

Zhush up your veggies

Some vegetables, in particular, winter root vegetables, are crying out for a little bit of sweetness as they’re roasted. Parsnips, carrots, even squash are made even tastier with a drizzle of honey. Try this classic Jamie Oliver recipe for honey roasted veg, and get creative with the veggies you use.

In the summer, fruit kebabs are amazing, especially when paired with honey and given the BBQ treatment. We LOVE peaches gently heated on the BBQ once the coals are cooling down. Pineapple works well too. Try this interesting recipe and use whatever firm fruit you have.

Eat it straight from the spoon!

This one does exactly what it says on the tin. Or the jar. Dip in your spoon, eat and enjoy. (We won’t tell a soul…)

Ending your day and preparing for sleep

Here at Necta & Hive we simply refuse to go to bed until we’ve had our honey fix. It forms an essential part of our evening wind down routine that includes avoiding screens, alcohol, caffeine and a heavy meal in the hour or two before bed.

We add a teaspoon of Necta & Hive Jarrah Honey 22+ TA to camomile tea (made with hot, not boiling, water) before bed, allowing us to drift off into a deep, restorative slumber.