I’m the worst. I totally meant to get this posted hours ago but kept getting distracted by some serious food porn and recipes that I found floating around the internet. Yup, guess I must really be in competition prep if I’m spending hours looking at super-delicious, super-unhealthy-can’t eat them-for-12-weeks, recipes. You may notice my Pinterest page becomes flooded with these sorts of recipes over the next few weeks. Don’t be alarmed!
But I would totally love it if you decided to follow my Pinterest page.
But here- see-I’m totally making a healthy “recipe” for you today! Whenever I start to get sick or notice a cold starting to creep in, I jump into action and make this immediately.
And it totally helps!
But just for good measure and to be safe I’ll add in my little disclaimer- I am not a doctor! (duh) If you are seriously ill, go see your doctor immediately!
Now with that done and over with, I swear by this drink. I try to drink it right when I start to notice I’m feeling off and will usually drink it a few more times over the next few days (once a day for the next 2-3 days) and it really really helps.
The key ingredient is garlic.
And let me tell you- that stuff is rough when you deal with it raw.
Ginger is also incredibly important but I love ginger.
A little too much. But if you aren’t into raw ginger, again, this drink is going to be rough. Garlic, ginger and cayenne are all “warming” ingredients- garlic and ginger specifically are also natural antibiotics which can help ward off colds.
When I get ready to make this, I always try to get the ingredients organic, or as many as I can get organic. After all, why add extra toxins to your body when you’re drinking this to get better?
2 inches of Ginger
1-2 Garlic Cloves
Peel garlic and remove outer peel from lemon.
Juice ginger, garlic and lemon. Sprinkle cayenne on top, if using.
Take as a shot and follow up with a big glass of water!