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Two Immune-Boosting Tea Recipes for Cold Season

December 5th, 2016 | no comments

Is it really December already??

Want to see my latest magic trick? I call it…the hidden belly! ;) I can’t believe I am in my THIRD TRIMESTER already…if you’re interested, I’ll have another pregnancy update up on the blog later this week.

 Now you see it… now you don’t. GETTING BIG! :)img_4193

These past few weeks have been very busy between my best friends wedding in Montauk, a weekend getaway in the Catskills and a cross-country trip to San Francisco for Thanksgiving. All of this travel and excitement have been keeping this mama-to-be on the run and you know what… I think it finally caught up to me. Last week I was knocked out with a H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E head cold. NOT fun at 7 months pregnant! 

Stuffy nose, tons of head congestion and pressure, sore throat… you can imagine it was overall pretty uncomfortable. Pre-pregnancy, I am the type of person who tries to avoid taking pain or cold medication unless absolutely necessary. I prefer home remedies even though they do require much more patience. Now that I’m pregnant and cold medicine is not an option, I learned and even bigger lesson in patience last week. My body needed extra TLC and nutritious foods especially eliminating dairy (mucus producing), caffeine, sugar and processed foods which I always recommend doing to make it easier for your body to go into HEALING-MODE when you’re immune system is burdened with a cold. 

Since it’s cold season, I wanted to share two of my go-to teas that are great for soothing a sore throat, boosting your immune system, helping to clear your sinuses and taste delicious. You can enjoy these any day of the week but especially great to reach for them when you’re feeling a little under the weather. 



You’ll need: 

  •  1/2 Sliced Organic Apple
  • 2 organic cinnamon sticks
  • 3 – 4 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey 10+

To Make:

Add all ingredients to your teacup, pour boiling water over ingredients and steep for 5 minutes. Enjoy!




You’ll need:

  • 1/4 organic lemon, sliced
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey 10+
  • 1 tsp organic cayenne pepper 

To Make:

Add lemon and ginger to your tea cup. Pour boiling water over ingredients and steep for 3 – 5 minutes. Stir in honey and cayenne. Enjoy immediately.



Hope you enjoy these soothing tea’s and feel better soon!



DeAnna Lynn Englezos is a Brooklyn-based Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Her core mission is to share accessible information on health and happiness that actually works and healthy recipes that taste great. DeAnna is the proud owner of an adorable rescue pup named Harlow and posts pictures of her often.
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