With cold and flu season and dark gloomy nights in full force we thought what better than to share some of our favourite home-made remedies to perk you up! From classic chicken noodle soup to sage tea, we’ve got something for everyone!
Flu-Buster Clementine Smoothie
If you’re looking for something that is easy to make and consume then this is perfect. A smooth and creamy cold drink made with juicy Clementine, frozen banana and plenty more goodness to make you feel like you again.
- 1 large banana, peeled, sliced and frozen.
- 1/2 of an avocado also frozen.
- 2-3 clementines, peeled and broken into segments.
- 2 tbsp of coconut milk or if you would prefer you could use 1/2 a cup of normal milk.
- 1/4 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
- 1/4 tsp of almond extract.
For directions on how to create this delicious treat head over to – Oh She Glows
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
Well known for curing colds and flu, Chicken Noodle Soup is a simply delightful combination of egg noodles or pasta in some cases, mixed with chicken and freshly ground ginger, guaranteed to enlighten your taste buds!
- 900ml of chicken stock.
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast.
- 1 tsp chopped fresh root ginger.
- 1 garlic clove, chopped of course.
- 50g noodle or pasta.
- 2 tbsp sweetcorn or peas which ever you prefer.
- 2-3 mushrooms
- 2 spring onions
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- Finally, you could added some fresh mint or basil leaves to add extra flavouring.
For instructions on how to make this dish head over to – BBC Good Food
Lemon, Ginger and Honey Remedy
This recipe is fairly simple and is great for making you feel kind of normal again after suffering cold or flu, or it is great to consume regularly to just keep yourself feeling healthy on the inside.
All it includes is;
- Fresh lemon
- Fresh Ginger
- Raw* Honey
- Slice the lemon into quarters and pack into a jar.
- Grate some ginger and add to the lemon.
- While stirring, fill the jar up with honey.
Finally, we have a recipe which is ever so easy to make. Naturally we reach for sage when it comes to the Winter season as it has astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, and this herb has a long history of use for sore throats, coughs, and mouth inflammations.
To make this tasty remedy simply;
- Pour 1 cup of almost-boiling water over 2 tablespoons of fresh or 1 tablespoon of dried sage leaves.
- Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes and strain.
- Add honey and/or lemon, if desired.