My throat has been SO SORE and dry lately, which bites, but on the plus side it's been pretty encouraging to me to drink more water. 'Tis the season, so I know I'm not the only one fighting a scratchy throat right now.
You too? Make this!
Cold fighting super tea!
Start some water boiling on the stove while you grate about 1 teaspoon of ginger. Put it in a tea ball or straight into a mug if that's your thing. Add another teaspoon of honey (I like it sweet, what?) and a squirt of lemon. Pour in hot water when it's ready and let it steep for a few minutes. Enjoy the sweet, gingery goodness.
It's also fun to make a big batch of this, put it in a thermos, hand your children off to some kind soul and retreat to bed for the day.
I had been hanging out with a friend with strep. Once I felt a sore throat come along with a slightly runny nose I ate garlic and onions (natural antibiotics) in every meal with lots of rest (10 hours) so I could stay lightly productive at work (I do research for a few universities from home or the lab). It passed in 2 days with only a slight tingle in the throat and I coughed maybe 3 times. Saved a trip to the doctor and to pay for a prescription antibiotic. Preventative natural methods for the win! Roommate didn't get sick either 🙂
I absolutely love this drink and have not missed my morning coffee. So refreshing and light. Also, it feels like an instant mood boost! 🍋🍯