Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Relief was born out of complete despair over my severe sore throat event a few years ago. It uses three everyday ingredients, plus ice and water. That’s it. If you have a sore throat and have tried everything…keep reading.
Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Relief
Before I continue, I have a disclaimer…to avoid any confusion or disappointment on anyone’s behalf:
This blogpost recounts my personal experience of relieving pain from my severe sore throat event. The information in this post does not guarantee pain relief, nor is it 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 seveeeere 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!
Warm 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…also not an option. Too painful!
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”. No way…that was as painful and 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 one, so…
What was a fire-tonsiled girl to do, but create a recipe for some serious relief – the Ginger Honey Lemon Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Relief.
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 Relief:
- 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!
The ingredients I used for this recipe:
Tools I used for the recipe:
- 2 qt saucepan (to boil the ginger)
- tongs (to remove ginger from water)
- Ninja 1500 Blender
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” remedy recipes?
I love Asian soup when I’m under the weather. So, I wrote a recipe for my 15-minute Feel Better Pho. It’s vegetarian! In fact, it’s vegan…for the win! Always comes in handy when I get hit with a cold and am unprepared.
There’s also my Crazy Easy Asian Soup Broth for when you just want a vegetarian broth…and nothing else.
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!