Colds and Flus are an inevitable part of winter, especially when you have kids. When illness hits, runny noses, fever, and sore throats leave me hunting for natural ways to fight back. While there are many products that can help you feel better, nothing works as well as curling up under a big blanket with a favourite book and a hot cup of healing. When I’m not fighting flus with this home remedy, this combination of natural foods helps get me going in the morning. In fact it works as well, if not better than my morning cup of coffee. Shhhhhhhh
This recipe is one that I got from my step mom. Since she gave it to me many years ago I have used it every year with my family when we just aren’t feeling our best. It warms you up from the inside out, soothes sore throats, and has magical healing properties. Ok maybe they aren’t that magical. Ginger is great for upset tummies and honey and lemon are known for their bacteria-killing properties and ability to reduce soreness and irritation of a sore throat. All three together with a little cinnamon and it’s a recipe that not only heals, but tastes great.
What you’ll need:
- Hot water
- 1/2 a lemon, or 1.5 tbsp lemon juice (like ReaLemon)
- 1 Tbsp grated ginger
- Honey to taste
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Place lemon, ginger, honey and cinnamon in a mug. Bring water to a boil and pour over the ingredients in the cup. Stir. Wait 5-10 minutes to cool and then drink.
It’s an easy drink that is made even easier with the addition of the new, hot red 1.7 Litre Stainless Steel Cordless Kettle from Hamilton Beach. From making my home remedies, to my daughter’s porridge in the morning this kettle is up for the challenge. It now joins our Breakfast Sandwich maker and Go Sport Blender as a regular in our morning routine.
The Cordless kettle features:
- 360° cordless portability with auto shut-off
- Concealed heating element
- 1500 watts of power for rapid boiling
- Boil-Dry protection
- Water scale filter
- On/off light
- Cool touch handle
- Water Window
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