As I mentioned the other day, I came down with a nasty cold and a slight fever this week. Now that I’m feeling better, I wanted to share with you all one strategy I have for those days you’re feeling under the weather: cran-apple cider.
This started off very simple, and the recipe has developed since then to form a (quite spectacular) rejuvenating drink for when you have a cold. So, here is the recipe!
- 1 cup cran-apple juice
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1 chunk of fresh ginger
- A tad bit of water
- Tea bag of your choice
- In a medium sized saucepan, heat up the cran-apple juice. Add the cinnamon, the teabag, and the ginger and boil for 15 minutes.
- Let cool and remove ginger and cinnamon. Add a bit of water (optional- however much you need to weaken it to drinkability).
- Voilà! Serve, enjoy, and feel better.
One note about the tea: the type really depends on your needs. I like to use green tea in the morning for a healthy burst of energy, and at night, I go with an herbal “sleepy-time” tea. Not a tea person? You can barely taste it, but you can omit the tea if you really want to.
Basically everything in this is designed to make you feel better: cranberry juice is good, although the reason escapes me at the moment; apple juice is helpful for colds; cinnamon will reduce any inflammation in your throat for a soothing effect; the ginger kills germs in your throat (you may feel it burn a bit- normal!); the tea can give you energy or calm you down; and the heat, of course, soothes your throat.
Remember this next time you aren’t feeling well, and god luck! What do you think; do you have any home-remedies?