Cold Remedy Drink | Hot Orange Spice Beverage

I hate getting sick. I’m generally a very healthy person and that’s a good thing since I’m generally the one who has to take care of everyone else. Sometimes during the winter, I just start to get that rundown feeling. You know what I mean. I’m a little more tired and sort of achy. I start noticing a little tickle in the back of my throat and my nose starts getting stuffy.

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Cold Remedy Drink | Hot Orange Spice Beverage

The first thing I do when I notice I’m not feeling well is to try to hold it off as long as possible with this cold remedy rink. I’ve done a flu tea before but this cold remedy drink is a little bit different. It doesn’t use herbs. Instead it uses orange juice for a blast of Vitamin C and ground ginger for a warming feeling.  Raw honey has antibacterial properties so I add that in as well. Basically, it’s a blast of all the good things nature offers with the hope that I won’t really get sick.

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  • 1 cup of orange juice, freshly squeezed is best
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp raw, local honey
  • dash of powdered ginger
  • 2 fresh cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
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  1. Put everything but the honey in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Stir in the honey until it dissolves.
  4. Serve & enjoy.
Recipe Type: Beverage

There are many different foods, herbs and spices that can impact how we feel. They often have medicinal uses and while they may not cure you, they can certainly help you feel better. I find myself combining modern medicine with herbal or homeopathic remedies fairly often.

This Hot Orange Spice Beverage has all the benefits of orange, ginger, cinnamon and honey and still manages to taste delicious while warming you from the inside out. If you really wanted to open your sinuses, you could add a dash of Tabasco sauce to it. I’m not a big fan of super spicy foods so I leave that out.

Cold Remedy Drink | Hot Orange Spice Beverage


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  1. This sounds delicious!  There are so many people sick right now, I need to try this and hope for a natural immunity boost.
  2. That drinks sounds delicious!! This is the time of year it seems we all get stuffy even if we don't get full on sick.  This would be perfect forthose days! 
  3. I can really use this. I've had a sore throat for over a week now.
  4. Amy Desrosiers says:
    I love the flavor, and even scent combination of clove and orange. This drinks looks and sounds really delicious for a natural cold remedy. 
  5. I will definitely use this! thank you!
  6. I am so keeping this one for winter. Sounds fantastic and looks like it would taste awesome too :)
  7. I'm always looking for natural home remedies-- this one sounds like one that actually would taste good, too!
  8. This looks delicious and has great health benefits!  You can't beat that combination!
  9. This is a new one I will have try next time a catch a cold. Thanks for sharing this!
  10. vegetarianmamma (Cindy) says:
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party!  I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest!  :)  I can't wait to see what you share next time!  -Cindy
  11. This post came at the perfect time! We are all sick with a cold. This also looks delicious - a bonus!
  12. I ought to make this right away - suffering from countless sneezes a min! refreshing beautiful drink. It caught my attention right away at Swati's.


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