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Sore Throat Sipper

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This is a great drink to sip on when you start to feel that little tickle in the back of your throat. That tickle that makes you think, "Oh no! I'm getting sick!" I've been using turmeric and honey to soothe a sore throat since my mother started giving it to me as a kid. Turmeric and honey are antiviral and antibacterial so it makes sense that it could help to ward off sickness. Lately I've been taking these ingredients in the form of this tea. Add a little lemon juice (for vitamin C) and a slice of ginger to ease a queasy tummy. Make the flavors a little more mellow with some coconut milk which may also add some calories. This drink may take a bit to get used to but after a while it may become your favorite sipper during cold and flu season.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
½ cups water
water
½
cups
½ teaspoon turmeric (warm)
turmeric
½
teaspoon
warm
½ teaspoon lemon juice
lemon juice
½
teaspoon
1-2 teaspoons honey
honey
1-2
teaspoons
1 thin slice ginger
ginger
1
thin slice
optional: 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk
optional: coconut milk
1-2
tablespoons

Method

Place warm or slightly hot water in a cup and add remaining ingredients. Stir gently in between sips as the turmeric has a tendency to settle. Let the ginger steep in the warm water while you sip.

Prep time
2 minutes
Cook time
0 min
Yields/Serves:
1

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “I love sipping this for my sore throat.” —Sofia, age 10
😫😟😐😀😍 "This is very much like a soothing tea. Love it" —Laura, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “This is very warm and comforting" —Guido, age 14
😫😟😐😀😍 "Yuck! I don't like it but it's getting better and it actually works on my sore throat!" —John, age 9
😫😟😐😀😍 "I love this drink Dr. Yum!" —Morgan, age 9