Vegans get sick too, sadly. At least this vegan gal does. When the Belgian cold and rain hit, colds are lurking in the background waiting to catch me at a weak moment. I don’t really enjoy being sick and lying on the couch so I try damn hard to avoid getting a cold by sleeping enough, wearing warm clothes etc. But when I’m feeling a bit off, I drink this tea concoction. A lot of it.
Disclaimer: it’s not the most enjoyable tea. Unless you like blackstrap molasses. I don’t. However, this tea’s effectiveness is almost flawless so I down it with good hopes that I’ll skip the cold and can go on living my life undisturbed. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this tea is miraculous, it is.
Why though? Let’s go through the ingredients!
Ginger boosts the immune system. This means that if you consume ginger on the regular, you’re more likely to not catch a cold as fast and that you’ll recover faster if you do catch one. Win-win!
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and works as a natural pain relieving agent if combined with black pepper.
Black pepper to support the efficiency of the turmeric.
Blackstrap molasses are good for basically everything. It lowers stress levels, has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and also contains a lot of vitamins and minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Apple cider vinegar can help in case of an upset stomach, soothes a soar throat, clears a stuffy nose, boosts energy, … Need I really go on?
sick girl's miracle tea
- a mug of boiling water
- 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger
- a tiny crack of black pepper
- 1/2 tsp of blackstrap molasses
- 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- Put the ginger, turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon in your mug.
- Pour on the boiling water stirring well.
- Add the molasses and the vinegar to the tea.