Cold Remedy Drink – Hot Orange Spice Beverage

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe

The first months of a year very often bring a cold into my life. It’s not the most pleasant of the situations, but it is what it is.

This year, I was trying my best to fight the cold without pills, as naturally as possible. After searching in the deep waters of the internet a little bit, I found this lovely recipe that has been designed especially for fighting the cold or flu.

And it indeed made me feel a lot better.

The beverage is full of vitamin C, it contains raw honey with its antibacterial properties and there a few lovely spices to make you feel beautifully warm inside. It tastes very yummy as well. I highly recommend it.

 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe
 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe
 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe

In case you decide to make this lovely beverage, enjoy!

And stay healthy!

With love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from www.confessionsofanover-workedmom.com.)

 

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Cold Remedy Hot Orange Drink
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Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (240 ml) orange juice
  • ⅛ cup (30 ml) water
  • dash powdered ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Place orange juice, water, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and star anise in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Hot Toddy (And A Free Desktop Background Too)

hot-toddy-recipe

Today, I was waking up deciding what to prepare for my blog – whether it would be the long planned soft pretzels recipe, or a lovely beverage called hot toddy.

One look outside the window made it all perfectly clear (because yes, in my strange world the weather and light is everything).

The sun was shining extremely bright. As if begging to send some of its rays through a hot, sweet, and delicious cup, helping to make the drink that’s inside look as magical, warming, and soothing as it in fact really is.

So, the Hot Toddy it is!

An efficient cold-healing potion, and a relaxer par excellence.

As somebody once said: “Hot Toddy has it all – the vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, the alcohol to numb.”

And I drank it …in the morning …and don’t even have a cold … and yes, I had a great day…

No More Water in Your Drink

It’s so hot these days.

As a result, I need a nice cool drink all the time. Actually, I have a long straw and a huge jar positioned in the center of my place and I walk around sipping on something constantly.

Whatever I do.

Cooking, blogging, ironing… sleeping.

Really.

NOT!

But almost.

So yes, these days I’ve been attached to various iced drinks both physically and emotionally. Which made me contemplate the quality of these drinks. Because I want the first gulp to be of the same quality as the last one. I refuse to accept the situation when my drinks get all watered down from the ice cubes that I had added in.

That’s bad.

Really bad.

Like, I am able to accept many things, but not this one.

I guess it’s even against the basic human rights to have a drink like that.

It’s simply too much.

For this reason, I started to freeze all drinks that I like and transform them into ice cubes. That way, until there’s a freezer in my life, I will never ever have to drink a watered down beverage.

My sweet little victory.

This is frozen raspberry tea.

With a mint leaf inside.

The process of making these cubes is easy.

Just easy.

You prepare your favorite drink, add sugar (if you use it), let it cool a little, pour it into your ice cube tray and freeze it.

That’s it.

I use the cubes for my fruit tea …

… and for my mint tea too.

Yeah, those are mint tea ice cubes.

Yum!

And guess what these are.

Hint: They go to a Frappé Coffee.

Yes, they are coffee ice cubes.

Double yum!

I love these cubes and these drinks. They make summer so much more enjoyable.

Now I’m curious – what is your favorite summer drink, dear friends?

I would LOVE to know…

Strawberry Smoothie

Once, a few months ago, I used to be a normal girl.

A normal girl with a mild obsession with all things strawberry.

Then, one day, an evil force let me spot and learn a way how the strawberry smoothie can be prepared at home.

SINCE THEN, my life has never been the same.

SINCE THEN, a single day wouldn’t pass in my house without a rumbling sound of the blender and the strawberries flying left and right (mostly right, I guess).

SINCE THEN, my life has become one huge addiction.

The Strawberry Smoothie – my blessing and my curse.

To top it all, just when I thought the things couldn’t get any more serious, my boyfriend became a victim too.

It was yesterday when he asked me: “What do you think – how much of this is a person allowed to drink?”

I am not sure if I should show you this, but here’s the way to the most gorgeous drink of them all:

These are the ingriedents.

I usually use canned strawberries since I need to eliminate the seasonality factor.

BUT, you can definitely use fresh strawberries as well – in that case use about 1 pound (500 grams) of those and raise the amount of sugar to taste.

Welcome to my blender.

Beware of the flying objects, please!

1. Anyway, start by pouring the strawberries into the blender.

2. Add the yogurt, sugar and lemon juice.

3. Then try to find as much ice as possible.

The picture above is trying to point out that different shapes and sizes are perfectly all right.

4. Pulse a couple of times and that’s it.

Really, really easy.

I guess that’s another aspect which makes this whole thing so addictive.

Then, IMMEDIATELY, fill your glass, …

… drink it up and swoon for awhile.

Then wake up and have another glass.

And so on and so on…

Enjoy, dear friends.

(This recipe makes about 5 cups of a luscious beverage.)