A Daily Dose of Manuka Honey

Looking for ways to enjoy Manuka Honey each and every day? Read on.

Manuka Honey is a unique and very special honey. Made from the nectar of the sweet-smelling Manuka flower in New Zealand, it has a distinct, complex flavor and rich aroma that’s unlike any other honey in the world. It’s a versatile and delicious way to help support your body.

Rich in amino acids, Vitamins B and C, antioxidants, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and bioactive compounds, Manuka Honey is is used by millions of people to support wellbeingaid digestion, help soothe dry or tickly throats – and as a natural, non-toxic addition to their skin care routine.

Keep reading to discover easy ways to incorporate Manuka Honey into your daily routine so you can benefit from its unique properties, day in and day out.

Why enjoy Manuka Honey every day?

Just like brushing our teeth, spending time outdoors and taking exercise, we all know the benefits of creating a healthy routine that leaves us feeling and looking great. With its many benefits, taking a daily dose of Manuka Honey is a great habit to get into. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate it into your daily routine as part of a healthy, balanced diet:

1. Take it daily by the spoonful

There’s no sugar coating this one – and there’s no need to! Simply enjoy Comvita Manuka Honey straight from the jar by the spoonful. Take it during your daily meditation, with your breakfast or before your workout. The recommended serving size is one tablespoon. It’s so easy to get into the habit of enjoying it every morning or evening.

2. Enjoy it in your tea or coffee

Instead of reaching for the sugar, sweeten your tea or coffee with a teaspoon of Comvita Manuka Honey. It’s a particularly delicious natural sweetener in green tea, chai tea and other herbal teas.

3. Use it in your recipes as a sweetener

Manuka Honey is beloved by nutritionists and dietitians as a wonderful, natural alternative to refined sugars, with an extra nutritional boost. Get a drizzle of its superpowered benefits by using it in baking instead of refined sugar, or as a glaze on baked salmon or chicken.

4. Blend it into a smoothie

Sweeten your favourite shake or smoothie with a touch of Manuka Honey. Try this Banana & Manuka milk shake recipe created for Comvita™ by Megan May, Founder & Creator of Little Bird Organics and the Unbakery Cafe, New Zealand.

Prep time: 2 minutes | Serves: 1 | Equipment required: Blender

This tastes like a classic banana milk shake made with just a few simple ingredients that kids love, and you can feel good about them drinking it.


  • 1 large ripe banana (frozen)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons of (add more to taste)
  • Small handful of spinach and blueberries (optional)

Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. This is a little icy and thick when blending but just keep blending, as the ingredients will warm up a little and start to blend well. I like to keep it thick and have the kids eat it with a spoon like ice cream on a hot summer’s day.

Comvita Manuka Honey is a popular and delicious addition to smoothies, juices, tea and other drinks – just remember not to use boiling water in hot drinks.

5. Slather it on your face or body

In case you didn’t already know this skincare secret, clean-beauty experts recommend Manuka Honey for clear, glowing skin. Known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, a regular application of Manuka Honey on acne-prone or dry skin can help lock in moisture and balance pH levels in your skin.

Try this antioxidant Face Mask Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon Comvita UMF™ 10+ Manuka Honey
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt


1. Pulse oats in a food processor or spice grinder to break into smaller pieces.

2. In a small bowl mix together coarsely-ground oats, yogurt and Comvita UMF™ 10+ Manuka Honey.

3. Apply to cleansed skin all over the face and leave for 15 minutes. Gently remove the mask with cold water and a washcloth.

6. Start every day with Comvita Manuka Honey water

Our community of honey-lovers tell us one of the most popular and effective daily routines for Manuka Honey is to make a glass of nurturing honey water.

Enjoy first thing in the morning before breakfast, to fire up the digestive system. Many people also like to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add even more health benefits.


1. Use pre-boiled water and warm to 100-150 degrees °F

2. Gently stir in 1-2 teaspoons of Comvita Manuka Honey, depending on your preferred level of sweetness.

3. Stir honey water until the honey is fully dissolved.

4. Find your happy place and enjoy the Manuka moment.

TIP: Never use boiling hot water. Cool or warm water helps to retain the natural goodness in honey (such as enzymes).

7. On the go? Take Comvita Manuka Honey with you.

Busy life? You can still get your daily dose. Comvita UMF™ 5+ Manuka Honey sachets are perfect for when you’re out and about and don’t want to compromise on what you feed your body. Take them to the gym for a post workout fuel-up, pop them in your case when travelling and slip them into the kid's lunchboxes.

Drink it, eat it, add it into your baking, fuel your workouts or let it soak into your skin! There are so many ways to make Comvita Manuka Honey part of your daily routine.

Is a daily dose of Manuka Honey good for everyone?

Honey is safe to consume in moderation1. However, there are certain individuals who need to be aware of potential safety risks associated with honey consumption.

  • Children less than 1 year of age are not recommended to consume honey. This is because on rare occasions honey may naturally contain dormant bacterial spores which are not filtered out or killed during processing. These spores do not have any negative impact on health for older age groups, but they can lead to infections in infants due to their immature digestive and immune systems.
  • Anyone allergic to bee products should exercise caution if wanting to consume honey.
  • There is no restriction on honey consumption for pregnant or lactating women. However, they should still follow the guidance of their midwife or doctor as they may be having their glucose monitored. (Glucose is one of the primary components in honey).
  • Any individual with diabetes or severely compromised health should consult with their physician before incorporating honey into their daily diet.



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