3 apples (unsprayed, preferably organic), skins on
5 whole cloves
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
1 star anise (optional)
1/4 cup filtered water, plus more if needed
Roughly chop the apples and add to a small pan with the spices and filtered water. Simmer over a moderate heat for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender and there is already a slight sheen. Remove the star anise and 3 of the cloves. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth. Serve warm with a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt or cream (the thick cream on the top of a can of coconut milk).
Leftover healing apples can be stored for up to 3 days in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Warm through before serving.