Forget the flu shot! This year, fight back with food instead! I’m excited to be joining the following 5 amazing bloggers in hosting a 5-week series that will arm you with recipes to stay healthy this season!
Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger
Rachel @ Day 2 Day Joys
Leigh Ann @ Intentional by Grace
Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker
Come back each Wednesday as we reveal five different foods that are purported to support your immune system in the fight against the cold and flu viruses that run rampant this time of year.
What’s more, each post will be opened up to all our readers, who will be linking up their favorite recipes with these key flu-fighting ingredients, so you can get lots of ideas for creative ways to serve them to your family!
Today we are featuring Green Tea as our flu-fighting food (er…drink!).
Green Tea is full of antioxidants and is great for boosting your immunity. This article by Leigh Ann explains Why Green Tea is Considered a Flu-Fighting Food.
So not only is drinking Green Tea great for helping you stay well, but it is also delicious! Especially when it’s in latte form!
This is one of my husband’s all-time favorite hot beverages. I’ve only started making it recently, but it is quickly becoming a new family favorite. Trevor said that it’s as good as hot chocolate to him, which is saying a LOT, because he is crazy about his hot chocolate!
Vanilla Green Tea Latte
Yield: 1 large serving or 2 small servings
- 1 green tea bag
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (try homemade!)
- Steep the green tea bag in the 1/2 cup of boiling water for 4 minutes.
- While the green tea is steeping, heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it is very hot, but not boiling.
- Once the milk is hot and the green tea is done steeping, place the green tea, hot milk, honey, and vanilla into your blender. Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
- Pour into mug(s) and enjoy while still hot.
- Feel free to adjust the honey to taste. This is the perfect amount of sweetness for us, but it may be too little or too much for you.
- The purpose of blending the mixture in the blender is to make the milk foamy and frothy. If you have a latte maker, you could use the steam wand instead.
Featured Links from the Breakfast Link-Up
Pumpkin Spice Granola and Pumpkin Smoothie (Yes, please!)
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (Oatmeal with a blueberry muffin taste!)
Make-ahead Italian Strata (I love that this can be made up the night before. )
Be sure to check out the great Green Tea posts shared by the other lovely ladies hosting this series with me. They have some great stuff that you don’t want to miss!
Green Tea Kombucha @ Christian Mommy Blogger
Immune Boosting Green Tea @ Day 2 Day Joys
Why Green Tea is Considered a Flu-Fighting Food @ Intentional by Grace
Fight the Flu with Green Tea @ Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy
Blueberry Banana Green Tea Smoothie @ The Humbled Homemaker
Now it’s your turn to link up your posts featuring green tea below. We each will be picking three different recipes next week to feature. Be sure to join us next Wednesday to see the featured green tea posts and for a GARLIC link-up!
There are only two guidelines for participation:
1. Your recipe must feature a breakfast recipe. Any entry submitted that is not featuring green tea will be deleted.
2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This way your readers can have access to all of the other great recipes as well!