Friday, October 5, 2012

Wheatgrass Comfort Drink

Well, I am sick. My husband and I thought it would be a really great idea to go to Debate Fest at the University of Denver on Wednesday night. It could have been fun, except the temperature dropped 20 degrees in about an hour. Besides that we decided to splurge and got ice cream before the temperature dropped. So I think a combination of watching the debate for an hour and a half in the freezing cold and eating a ton of sugar in that ice cream made my sickness, which was leaving, come back full swing and once again I cannot talk! But fortunately we have Friday and Monday off so I am sitting in my bed doing all the homework I was suppose to do this week.

So because I am sick and it is freezing outside I have been drinking hot drinks, that will hopefully heal my throat. I also wanted to make a green drink, but my kitchen is a mess and I am not in the mood to clean up just yet so I didn't want to get my juicer dirty. I made a wheatgrass shot compliments of The Vegetable Centric Kitchen earlier and had an amazing idea!

This idea comes from a drink which my daddy used to make us when we were sick. I still make it every time my throat hurts! (There was no ginger or wheatgrass in the version my dad would make us ;)

Wheatgrass Comfort Drink 

1 1/2 - 2 cups warm water
1 large lime
1 1/2 TBS Honey
1/2 inch piece ginger, cut into small, thin strips
2 cubes frozen wheatgrass

Place the ginger in a mug add lime and hot water, then stir in the honey till melted. Place cup in the refrigerator for a few minutes until cooled enough so the heat does not damage the wheatgrass. Add wheatgrass cubes and stir. Then be blessed with the bliss of comfort foods!

On a side note, I know that this month is vegan month and honey is not vegan. I don't know if we could ever give up honey, I like the taste too much and haven't heard a convincing argument against it (except the sugar content). If you would like to try this drink and make it vegan I would suggest try agave nectar or coconut nectar. You will have to put more in to get the sweetness. If you try this veganized, tell me how it tastes. 

1 comment:

  1. I always forget that honey isn't vegan, I'm glad you reminded me! I would use stevia for a no-sugar version :)