Cold and Flu Buster Recipe

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

Hot mug of tea

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 enhance and support the function of your immune system big time. These beautiful ingredients might just work their immune-enhancing magic on you.

This concoction is simple, yet powerful. I wouldn’t suggest drinking on an empty stomach.  Sip slowly if you like, or do small shots of it, as works for you! 

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

~ Mary



2 cloves garlic

1/4 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  a small part of the rind if you like!)

1/2 Tbsp honey (add more if needed)

1/4 apple, small

16 oz. warm water



  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.  
  3. Pour an 8 oz serving into mug & enjoy.
  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. Mary takes an integrative and functional approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food can be medicine for our bodies and the earth. 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  Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

Photo by David Mao


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