I kind of asked for this by exposing myself to 10 children (and subsequently 2 schools and 5 daycares) 4 flights full of people, 4 airports, countless public places, and temperatures ranging from 95 degrees to 40 degrees over the last seven days. I have a cold.
I refuse to let this inhibit my Fun Month so I’m on a mission to bust this cold before it even takes off. Luckily, I have a secret weapon. This cold busting drink is my go-to remedy for speedy healing throughout the winter months.
Garlic is packed full of nutrients to boost your immunity. Crushed fresh cloves will give you the best result, but I didn’t have any at the time this photo was taken so I figured minced was better than nothing. Lemon is full of vitamin C which we all know is great for colds. Ginger helps to increase perspiration which will cleanse your body of toxins. Apple cider vinegar balances your body’s PH level to keep more germs from getting in, while cayenne pepper increases circulation to get all the good stuff moving through your body at a faster pace. It’s like the perfect storm of cold remedies.
No cold stands a chance if you start drinking this at the first sign of infection.
- 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- juice from 2 lemons
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and take as a shot, or combine in a 16 oz glass and top off with filtered water.
- Drink twice daily.