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Fierce Foodie: The Perfect Summer Cold Cure

Summer colds pose a particular problem when you live in a place where breathing in July is akin to breathing through a wet sock.  Mucus and humidity make a winning combination if you think swallowing is for suckers.  Who needs oxygen and food anyway?

Drinking tried and true remedies like hot tea and steaming chicken soup under greenhouse conditions feels less like torture if you imbibe them while sitting in an ice bath.  Alternatively, you could make this recipe for a cold, sweet orange juice smoothie, yummy to the well and the sick alike.  The soy milk and banana coat the throat and make the passage of acidic orange juice less traumatic for the afflicted.

Summer Cold Fighting Vitamin C Smoothie

1 ripe banana, chopped

1 cup frozen strawberries and/or blueberries

1 and ½ cup orange juice

1 cup vanilla soy milk

Put banana and berries into blender and add orange juice and soy milk.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into tall glasses,  and provide a straw for the summer cold sufferer.

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