Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy was an accident, born out of complete desperation for sore throat relief…on a summer day a few years ago. If you have a sore throat right now, consider my recipe. If you don’t have a sore throat, bookmark it…because sore throats happen.
Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy
Before I share this awesome story with you, here’s my disclaimer…to avoid any confusion or disappointment on anyone’s behalf:
This blogpost recounts my personal experience of enduring and relieving my pain from a sore throat event. The information in this post does not guarantee pain relief, is not intended to ‘cure’ the cause of sore throat pain, or be interpreted as medical advice, or substitute for medical attention. It is intended for information purposes only.
Ok, on with the story…
A few weeks ago as I was in the throes of a cold with a very, very sore throat. I had fire tonsils…and I needed relief!
It was so painful to swallow, eat, drink, sleep, walk, talk, and laugh. Yes, I actually laughed…a few times. The pain lasted for days. My doc ruled out strep throat on day 3. So, I sucked it up. Tell you what…it sucked!
The usual salt water gargle was…not an option. Too painful!
You know how everyone tells you to “gargle with warm salt water” when you have a sore throat? Naturally, I did…And it did NOT relieve my pain…made it worse. I felt like I was swallowing glass!
Warm, honey-lemon water was also…not an option.
I don’t even know what gave me the idea to make the slushie…other than the fact that everyone tells you to drink “warm honey and lemon water” which, at the time, was as ineffective as the salt water for this obnoxious pain. Warm liquids were just not doing it for me…like I said, it sucked. Worst sore throat, evah!
I searched high and low on the internet for a remedy. Couldn’t find it…so I came up with my own.
What was a fire-tonsiled girl to do, but create a recipe for some serious relief – the Ginger Honey Lemon Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy.
So, this didn’t suck…in fact it was AWESOME!!! This icy beverage relieved my pain to a bearable level of discomfort, so I could at least eat and stay hydrated.
Here’s what works about the Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy:
- I found a sooooothing alternative to the very unpleasant feeling of swallowing glass (from the salt water).
- I avoided sugary, processed, sore-throat remedies. Those things are just weird!
- I was able to stay hydrated with very little pain (the biggest win!)
- I enjoyed the flavors and natural benefits of ginger, honey, and lemon. Yum!
When I became well again, I made a few batches of this slushie recipe to test on the neighbor kids…you know, to see if they liked it as a yummy, summer slushie. They LOVED it! On both occasions. They were all like “gimme my own BIG cup with a spoon!” That was a small miracle in itself!
Have you ever made your own slushies at home?
The possibilities are endless for flavor combinations…and you can skip the sugar overload and food dyes usually found in conventional slushies.
During my sore throat extravaganza, I even came up with a boozy slushie with cherries, blueberries, honey, vodka, and ice. I’ll take that on a summer day too! Oh, and I created a green mint chip smoothie made with real peppermint oil. Oh my.
Looking for more “feel better” recipes?
I love Asian soup when I’m under the weather. So, I wrote a recipe for a 15-minute, (lazy) pho soup titled Feel Better Pho. It’s vegetarian! In fact, it’s vegan…for the win!
If you like the idea of the Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy, check out my Orange Blast Hydration Slushie too! It’s a vitamin C bomb of deliciousness that’s quite similar!
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