- I know, it's not supposed to happen to us. We've been 100% raw for a long time! We've even heard rumors that we're impervious to the sun's damage, that we'll live 10,000 years, etc.With a 'killer flu' going around, I congratulated myself on my healthful choice of living habits and gave thanks that I wouldn't be buying into the 'annual flu vaccine' hype. My friend and I even remarked to one another, "Good thing we're raw!"And yet, last night I noticed a bit of soreness in my tonsils. I went to bed then, and my husband Rich turned on the humidifier. This morning he honored my request to keep our room dark and not to wake me.I woke up on my own after sleeping almost 12 hours. Energy, appetite, temperature, etc all normal. Tonsils still sore.I made the sipper below and now feel 75-80% better. It truly is delicious and goes down easy. Try it if you'd like:
Chard Miso Sipper
Got a sore throat? Or just feeling like you need a boost? This warm, healthful drink is at once soothing and revitalizing. And there are no fats or other hard-to-digest foods to divert the healing process.
4 c filtered water
2-3 Tbsp unpasteurized miso (any style)
1 small or ½ large lemon, bright yellow zest removed
1 inch chunk ginger
1 whole clove garlic, unpeeled
2 leaves chard (any color) or beet greens (sub other greens if unavailable)
1 ripe, red hot pepper (such as cayenne, jalapeño, or chipotle)
Homogenize in Vitamix for 3 minutes or until just warm (feel the outside of the blending container to monitor temperature).
Sip as a drink, rewarming as necessary.
If desired, turn into soup by adding:
¼ c dried wakame
1-2 carrots, sliced
2 leaves greens (any), chopped
1-2 ribs celery, sliced
¼ c minced onion (any)
Please note that once solid veggies are added, they will need to be strained out for re-warming, or else theyll be blended to bits, as well.
Serves 1 as an all-day sipper, or 4 as a soup.