I’ve been battling a head cold for about a week, and just when I feel like I’m getting better, it comes back around again. Life doesn’t always allow you to be sick – the office needs visiting, the dog needs walking, the groceries need buying – so getting better can take a bit longer than it should.
I am the worst when I’m sick. It doesn’t happen often, but when I do get hit with a bug, my only desire is to glue myself to the couch, curl up in the fetal position, and binge watch Netflix/try to sleep until the storm passes. I’m very vocal when I’m sick, too, so if Matt’s around the house he gets to hear me whine about every sniffle and cough.
I could feel my latest cold coming for about a week before it actually landed full force. My body has a few warning signs: a slight tingle in the back of my throat, a painful canker sore, a heavy, achy feeling in the shoulders.
When I feel all that, I know: the sickness is coming.
I whipped up a batch of these popsicles when my symptoms started, and they actually really helped my sore throat. Usually I make this and drink it hot when I’m sick, but sometimes there’s only so much hot fluid I can ingest before it gets boring. Sometimes you have to indulge, even when you’re sick.
These are chilly and cold, which can feel so great on a sore throat. Calming chamomile, tangy ginger, sweet honey, and tart lemons are classic ingredients to ingest when battling a head cold, and mixing them together in popsicle form not only helps with a scratchy throat, they’re fun to eat, too!
|Throat-Soothing Ginger Chamomile Popsicles with Lemon and Honey|| || |
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- 2-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 teabags of Chamomile tea
- 2½ cups boiling water
- In a heat-proof bowl, mix together the lemon juice, ginger, honey, and chamomile tea bags. Pour boiling water over top of the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and strain out the ginger slices. Continue to let sit until water has slightly cooled.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze completely.