Thursday, 22 October 2015

soothing a cold

It's that time of year where colds and flu abound. I seem to get a sore throat, which I usually try to soothe with hot water, honey and lemon. I came across this brilliant remedy recipe from Simple Green Smoothies and decided to give it a whirl.

So organic lemons, organic ginger and some honey my mum recently brought back from Greece (yes that's honeycomb) have been combined in a lovely jar and are currently in the fridge. I will let you know what the verdict is when I try it.

I also signed up for the free 30-day challenge so I've been getting green smoothie recipes emailed to me each week. I definitely feel a difference already. My hair is definitely shinier and a couple of people have said I look like I've lost weight (I haven't but that felt nice!).  I don't use them as a meal replacement, though I don't ever eat breakfast and have been having smoothies in the morning so it kind of is!  They really fill you up and I've been experimenting, adding chia seeds and coconut oil when I fancy them. 

Check out the Simple Green Smoothies website, there are loads of great recipes to try! It's not one of those 'don't eat food' kind of sites, it's really an honest and inspiring place to get healthy inspiration. They do have a recipe book available to buy but the website is still full of lots of information and free recipes.

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  1. I have been thinking about starting the smoothie thing. And honeycomb looks delish. I remember chewing on it when I was small. Yum.

  2. Sore throats are no fun, that's for sure! But a honey and lemon drink is a great remedy! Good luck with the 30 day challenge and enjoy those smoothies....

  3. "don't eat food sites" Ha!! Yeah, I hate those. I shall check this out, thanks for the rec! And I hope the throat gets better - I'm heading into week 3 of the cough virus! Blurgh.

  4. Feel better!! I love hot lemon n and honey when I'm sick (and secretly also when I'm well but I never seem to make it then!)

  5. I had the same over the weekend, could have been the flu jab, could just be the start of the autumn colds. Hubby makes me a lovely hot water, honey and lemon drink, but this time he ran out of honey. Hot lemon and water is a little shall we say, sharp

  6. I hope you're feeling better. I'll check out your green smoothie site :)