This simple recipe for Healthy Tea Popsicles For Sore Throats is a delicious natural remedy for kids and adults. Tasty kid-friendly sore throat popsicles.
Pour water at a near boil into a mug. Add tea of choice and steep for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Pro tip: add your frozen fruit to the mug to cool it down if you are pressed for time.
In your blender add the liquids first (tea, coconut water), then the honey, yogurt, ginger, and spinach/kale, and then the frozen fruit.
Secure the lid and set blender to "blend". If your blender has the option to start at different levels, blend at the lowest level and increase every 15 seconds until it is at max speed. Blend until smooth.
Pour into reusable popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
Fruit: I would avoid anything with seeds (blackberry, kiwi, raspberries, and strawberries) because they can irritate already sore throats. Think flavorful fruits that have a smoother texture and lots of vitamin C (banana, mango, peaches, cherries, coconut, blueberries, melon, etc.,).
Tea: use a black, green, white, or oolong tea of choice and brew it strong!! I used two tea bags for one cup of water. If you find the tea is too bitter after the long steep, it will probably be masked by the fruit and honey. But if it's just still too strong for you, mix 1/8 tsp of baking soda into the tea before adding to the blender to neutralize the acidity.
Tea2.0: if you're serving these tea popsicles for sore throats to kiddos, I strongly recommend brewing decaf tea!