So why make a Homemade Popsicle recipe for sore throats? The season of colds is here and I am looking for ways to combat the sore throat symptom with more natural remedies.
In the winter, I personally find a homemade popsicle or frozen treat a welcome relief for sore and scratchy throats. Honey has always been a go-to for my family during the winter months. Our landlady in Germany, Frau Eicheimer, used to have a spoonful of honey each morning and she lived to be real old! I remember she claimed to ‘never be sick’.
Healing Properties of Honey?
Never give honey to children under the age of 1 – Botulism can happen, not good.
So, like you, I do love some personal testimony, but I also enjoy some actual facts. I think the antibacterial properties combined with the thick, throat coating consistency is what makes honey so awesome for colds and sore throats.
What makes honey antimicrobic? Most bees deposit hydrogen peroxide into the honey as they synthesize flower pollen. Add that honey is naturally acidic, and you have a recipe for antibacterial properties.CNN, Health
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice?
Does the OJ have to be freshly squeezed? Nope – but ever since university I have loved freshly squeezed. We used to head down to the Fredericton Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. The hustle and bustle was casually electric, and my first stop was always this insanely busy, fresh juice vendor. I am not sure if it was a family business but there was always a few people rotating through the squeezing machine. I am guessing because it was pretty physically laborious, they had to take turns. One person would balance on top of a little wooden ladder, while simultaneously pressing golden oranges through the giant juicer, the rhythm was so fascinating to watch. Anyways, the OJ was delicious and now I only like freshly squeezed, I wonder if they are still there…
Homemade Popsicle for Sore Throats…
Wait, Can You Freeze Honey?
Yup, you sure can! I was worried that freezing the honey would somehow alter the healing properties, similar to boiling.
“Freezing honey is one of the available methods for storing honey. It preserves the nutritional and antimicrobial properties of honey. Improper storage of honey may result in loss of the honey’s flavour, texture and nutritional value.” Source
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Homemade Popsicles for Sore Throats
- 1 Cup Freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 Tbsp Honey 1+ years ONLY
- 1/2 Cup Frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1 Ripe Banana
Add all of the ingredients into your favourite blender.
Add to your favourite popsicle molds.
Freeze for at least 2 hours.
Have you ever made homemade popsicles using Ginger or Ginger Tea? This is what I will be attempting next, for those other nasty winter, stomach germs .
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