I really do not get sick a lot (knock on wood). But when I do feel something coming on, I have my methods to keep it at bay. Last week, I was fighting the flu for 3 days and I quarantined myself so it would not get worse. Here is what helps me (but if you do think you have the flu please do see your doctor or go to the walk in)... I am a firm believer in lots of Purell all year round but especially in the winter (I keep it in my car) and I use it non stop. Also I keep THESE adorable hand sanitizers in all my purses and my kids bags too!! I take NyQuil before bed, use Zicam Swabs every 5 hours but I absolutely positively MUST run to Whole Foods and get ginger shots (2X per day) and pray they are not out....Luckly for me and YOU!! I found this recipe for a homemade ginger shot that is just as good as the WF number. Here is a quick and easy ginger shot recipe that will keep the winter colds and flu away!!!! Stay Well Readers!!!!!
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adapted from Janded.com
1 large lemon (or two medium lemons);
2-3 tablespoons of honey;
2-3 teaspoons of ginger depending on how spicy you like it (I use the Dorot frozen ginger cubes)
a good blender – THIS is the one I use (It's awesome for smoothies as well..my girls use it daily)
1. Squeeze the juice from the lemon (or lemons) into the blender, try not to get too much pulp.
2. Add the honey
3. Chop ginger roughly and add it to the blender as well.
4. Mix everything for 30 seconds to one minute. Honey is quite thick and you want it to be well incorporated.
5. If you want it sweeter, add a little more honey.
Here are the ginger cubes..you can get them in the freezer section of the grocery store!