Flu Fighting Recipes

Try these recipes to help fight the flu this winter!

Honey, lemon and ginger drink

Yes, an oldie but a goodie. For best results, stir the honey through once the drink is slightly cooled.

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 5 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp of honey

Cut lemon into pieces, put in a mug and crush slightly to release the juice. Add sliced ginger and pour boiled water over the top. Add honey last when cool.

Sore throat tea and gargle

  • Steep 1 tsp fresh or dried sage in one cup of hot water.
  • Once slightly cooled add honey and 1/2 tsp slippery elm.
  • Sip on the tea, gargling occasionally.

 

Immune boosting smoothie

High in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, this smoothie is both nutritious and delicious!
In a blender put:

  • a handful of blueberries
  • a handful of raspberries
  • 1/4 red paw paw – chopped
  • 1 kiwifruit – skin on
  • the juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
  • a little extra water
  • a handful of ice
  • 1 tsp or 1 broken capsule of probiotics (optional)

Blend until smooth

  • Add water until desired consistency.
  • Drink immediately.

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