Cold and Flu Fighter

Cold and Flu Fighter

This cold and flu fighter was inspired by a delicious drink I enjoyed frequently at Be Love Restaurant in Victoria. I decided to try and make my own, as it is a cost-effective (and logistically feasible, given that we are traveling) option. There is so much immune-boosting goodness in each shot, with the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties of honey, the vitamin C rich goji berries, camu camu and lemon juice, the and benefits of gingerturmeric and cayenne, and last but not least, the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties in garlic.  This shot packs a powerful punch!

I have been making this blend for a couple of months now, adjusting the recipe slightly based on what ingredients I have on hand. It comes in really handy when one of us starts getting sick, it helps to nip the cold in the bud, or at least shorten the duration.

My kids really like this blend, despite the and ! The adds a subtle sweetness to the beverage and helps to offset the stronger flavours. I to add a bit of additional citrus to the blend; organic orange or grapefruit makes for a lovely addition. Enjoy, and may the flu-fighting force be with you!

Cold and Flu Fighter


1 Tbsp honey
½ cup warm filtered water
1 Tbsp
Juice of 1 organic lemon
1 Tbsp grated fresh (or up to 1 tsp dried)
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (or up to 1 tsp dried)
Small cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp
Pinch cayenne
Fresh cracked black pepper


Dissolve 1 Tbsp honey in ½ cup warm water. Add remaining ingredients to a high speed blender and process until smooth, adjusting flavours as needed. The recipe makes enough for 2 large shots.

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