If you’re suffering from a raging sore throat, put down that hot tea! Drinking piping-hot liquids swells your uvula—the soft structure that hangs at the back of your throat—and increases your discomfort when your throat is already tender. To help curb swelling and pain, it’s better to drink cool or even icy drinks. Just crush some ice in a blender, add your favorite juice, and sip it throughout the day.
For an easy-to-make cooling soother that also boosts your energy, whip up this great little drink:
Combine 1 cup of orange juice, 1/3 cup of nonfat dry milk, 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread, and 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder in a blender, and blend until creamy. Pour the super-duper smoothie over ice and sip away.