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Make Rooibos part of your colds and flu arsenal

In the battle against coughs and sniffles this winter season, a third of South Africans cited Rooibos tea among their top three colds and flu-fighting strategies.

This was revealed in a national survey conducted by a leading health firm specialising in colds and flu remedies. According to the survey which polled almost 2 000 respondents, South Africans’ first reaction to a cold is to:

  1. load up on vitamin C,
  2. get enough rest and,
  3. sip on a hot cup of Rooibos mixed with honey, lemon and/or ginger

If you’re struggling with a sore throat, feeling congested or downright miserable, try the following Rooibos remedies:

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Spicy Rooibos

Ingredients:

  • A cup of strong Rooibos
  • 1 tsp of lemon
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • ½ tsp of preferably fresh ginger (try a full tsp if it’s not too strong for you)
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Method:

Pour boiling water into a cup or mug, add one Rooibos teabag and let it steep for at least 5 to 6 minutes. Add a teaspoon of lemon, honey, ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

*If you prefer something cold, make your own herbal ice lollies or ice chips using the same Rooibos tea combination as above.

Rooibos, Strawberry and Orange Smoothie

 Ingredients for one serving

  • 1 – 2 Rooibos tea bags
  • 125 ml boiling water
  • 225 g frozen strawberries
  • ½ a peeled and chopped orange
  • 125 g silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp liquid honey, optional

Method

  1. Put the Rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
  2. Put the tea, berries, tofu and protein powder into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  • Silken tofu adds a lovely creamy richness
  • Replace the rooibos tea bag with a red berries rooibos tea bag

“Whether you consume it hot or cold, Rooibos tea is a smart, natural choice which is sure to comfort and elevate your mood when you’re feeling under the weather,” remarks du Toit.

For more info regarding Rooibos’ many health benefits, visit www.sarooibos.co.za

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