I am going to share the recipe I created in the form of a popsicle to help soothe my 3 year olds sore throat recently. She didn't know how to describe her discomfort other than saying, my mouth hurts way in the back. I looked and seen her throat was a little red and irritated. At 3 years old it would not be safe to expect her to suck on a menthol or herbal cough drop, nor is a cup of hot tea suitable at this age. I started thinking something cold would feel good to her, but what could I do that would proivde her a lengthy and enjoyable time span of comfort???? A popsicle of course! So, if you know me at all, you know I often make homemade popsicles for my toddler and teen already since he loves them too....I figured if I created a recipe that tasted good, but also promoted healing for her sore throat I would have a win win. I was successful so I wanted to share it with you all too!
As most of you know dairy products can cause inflammation, restrict mineral absorption and create mucous in the body....So I knew I needed a non-dairy creamy base for the popsicles. I chose to use a coconut milk alternative yogurt by SoDelicious. Lemon is a great mucous eliminator, but I want something a little sweeter for my toddler but still citrusy to aid in mucous elimination. Ginger root and honey have ALWAYS been excellent in shorting and eliminating cold symptoms due to the fact that they have compounds that kill the rhinoviruses which cause colds.
So here is the recipe:
Blend together in a high powered blender and pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze at least 6 hours or until popsicle sticks do not move.
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