Cold and Flu Buster Recipe

by | Jan 11, 2018 | Mary's Recipes, Recipes | 0 comments


Being sick stinks! Let’s keep this short, so you can get to the kitchen, bust this out, and bust that ailment. The theory is simple—we want to boost your immune system big time. These beautiful ingredients might just work their immune-enhancing magic on you.

This concoction is simple, yet powerful. You may need to drink this quickly to ensure you get it all down. 

Let me know how you like it in the comments below! Here’s to your health.  

~ Mary



2 cloves garlic

1/3 onion, medium sized

2 Tbsp ginger (chopped) or 1.5 tablespoon of ginger powder

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp lemon juice (throw in rind if you like!)

1 Tbsp honey

1/3 apple, small

16 oz. warm water



  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.  
  3. Pour into mug & chug.
  4. I love easy recipes.



Recipe by Mary Purdy (inspired by various versions of this seen in the world).


Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience: Private practice (8 yrs), Adjunct professor at Bastyr University, Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale, since 2015. Mary takes an integrative and functional approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! For more:



This post is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you find here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Photo by David Mao


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