Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Cold-busting Recipe You Need to Know--by Josie Riviera

In my household, January is officially cold and flu season. The following recipe is easy, fast, and the official cold buster remedy. A similar drink is offered at Starbucks, and sometimes referred to as the Medicine Ball. This warm drink will sooth sore throats and ease sinuses:

Steep your favorite hot tea (green, white or mint is recommended), or a flavored herbal tea, and fill half a mug. Fill the other half of the mug with warm, steamy lemonade. If desired, add a little honey and a drop of peppermint.



That's it! A quick and easy cold buster.  Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy January!

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38 comments:

  1. Sick or well, summer or winter, I'm just a coffee fanatic!

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  2. I'll tell my mom about this. She has a cold after going to a Lakers game.

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    1. Let me know if your Mom likes this remedy, Cindy.

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  3. This sounds kind of gross but effective! I'm going to try this!
    Thank you!

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    1. I'm a tea drinker, Beth, and I like it. Let me know what you think.

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  4. Too bad I am not a tea fan since I get colds a lot would have tried it but I really dislike tea. I am a coffee gal.

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    1. I'm a coffee and tea gal, Cassandra. Perhaps one of the flavored herbal teas might be to your liking?

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  5. I can get sick of tea if I've been sick a while, so I will occasionally put some dried orange peel into a cup of hot water with just a smidge of honey. It's soothing and mild.

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    1. Thanks for this idea/recipe, Sam. Definitely will try it.

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    1. Sounds good, Margie. I'm assuming it worked for you Dad. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'll have to remember this! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Melanie, and welcome!

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  8. Omgosh! I'm trying this! Wish I had this 2wks ago. Thank you! And yes, super easy!! Woohoo!!

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  9. When I get a chill I drink hot chocolate laced with peppermint shnapps. Its warms you and chases the cold away.

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  10. Judy, this sounds like a wonderful warm drink!

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  11. I am not much of a hot drink person. I do love good hot chocolate, though.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love hot chocolate, too, Marlene, and am sipping one as I type this.

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  12. I'm going to have Matt try this tonight, maybe it will help him.

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  14. I've always done tea with local unprocessed honey and lemon juice. Almost the same!!! :)

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  15. I drink Earl Grey Tea which has bergamot in it and helps with congestion.

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    1. I will have to try this remedy, ablist. Thanks!

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  16. That sounds like a safe remedy. I am copying this to try it.

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  17. Great, Mary. Let us know if you like it.

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  18. A sincere thanks to everyone for your awesome responses. Marlene Ezell, you're the winner! Please email me at josieriviera@aol.com to claim your free ebook copy of A Snowy White Christmas!

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    1. Sounds good, Patricia. Let us know if you like it.

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  20. That recipe is just what I needed. I am forever getting a cold in winter and that hot tea sounds perfect!. By the way, I tried to sign up to following the blog by email and this is what I got: The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled.

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    1. Oh my own favorite drink during winter is just hot chocolate with mini marshmallows!!

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  21. Thanks for the info about the blog, Sharon. We'll check into this. And, I love hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, too!

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  22. Hi Sharon (and everyone!)
    Try this email sign-up link, which is only on the blog itself.  http://www.sweetromancereads.com/

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    1. Yay! Thanks for signing up, Sharon!

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