The Best Drink for Cold and Flu Season

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Sickness has already hit our house and let me tell you, it’s hit hard! My son was the first to come down with a cold a couple of weekends ago. It traditionally starts with a fever and then turns into a chest cold. He then, like always, passes that chest cold on to Dad. I then at last, when I think maybe I missed out on all the fun, get sick!

For the past few days, I can feel my body starting to drag and my chest getting a little tight. I have a fabulous New York City Trip planned in less than three days so this lady is giving it all I can to stay healthy! So my life lately has consisted of living on the couch with my must have cold and flu fighting necessities– 

My Kleenex, a bowl of turkey rice soup and a warm Not Toddy. (A big thank you to my mother-in-law for making the soup!) 

 The Not Toddy ~ Great for cold and flu season!

My toddy drink is pretty similar to the original Hot Toddy except without the alcohol. Not that I am against the booze, I just leave it out so I can sip on this warm soothing drink all day long.

This Not Toddy is full of ingredients that will help your body fight that nasty cold or flu. 

You will need:
-a packet of tea
-1 tbsp of honey
-tsp of lemon juice
-2 cinnamon sticks
-1 tsp ground cloves

Directions: First, add honey, lemon juice and cloves to your cup. Then add your tea, a couple of cinnamon sticks and a few lemons slices. Top with lemon wedge for garnish.

Now that I have a warm lunch, I’m headed back to my favorite place to hang while I am sick…

 How does your family fight the cold and flu season in your home?

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  1. I know what you mean about thinking you missed getting it – I am always the last to get sick in our house of 5 – it must be because we have stronger immune systems and need to take care of everyone else first! Love the tea recipe – pinned to pinterest – sounds like something good to sip on a cold day and to help boost your immune system even when you are not sick.

  2. The Not Toody sounds delicious! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  3. This looks fantastic for my sick husband. And maybe I’ll drink some too to try and dodge getting it myself 🙂

  4. I’m replying a bit on the late side, but the flu is still running rampant in many areas of the country! I hope you’re all on the mend! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday last week!


  5. I always drink hot water with our own honey & lemon when I am sick…and sometimes when I am not ???? I will have to try it with the tea bag, cloves, and cinnamon next time!

  6. This sounds way better than the ginger and hot water my Grandmother taught me. I don’t have a cold but I want a hot mug of this to enjoy later today. Pinning to bookmark and share – thanks for the recipe!

  7. This sounds fantastic to sip on when you’re sick. When I’m not feeling good I always want hot tea anyway but I love that you’ve added ingredients to help you feel better, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week. Hope you feel better soon!

  8. We’ve been pretty healthy so far this year, but I will pin this for when we invariably get sick. Thanks for partying with us on #TastyTuesdays

  9. This is awesome. I am always looking to try new tea to drink. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  10. Great suggestions for the cold and flu season. Be are fortunate so far, we have been well, but you never know when we will need the help. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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