Orange, Cinnamon and Vanilla bean Homemade Tea
by Mimi & Vera Levin, Tastemakers in Residence
Is it just me, or does everyone feel like they get sick more easily during the winter? How do we combat the inevitable winter cold or flu? We have all been told to increase our fluid intake when we have a cold, so why not increase our fluid intake as a preventative measure?
Firstly, nothing makes increasing your fluid intake more appealing than drinking out of a water bottle that you love. With all of the terrible chemicals that go into making many plastic water bottles, I did a lot of research and decided to purchase a Hydro Flask.
This recipe is great for when you come home after a long day of work.
Cinnamon ground or sticks
- Boil water, and remove from heat when it reaches your desired temperature.
- Pour the water into your Hydro Flask and add ½ tsp of ground cinnamon (or 1-2 cinnamon sticks), a few slices of orange (skin still intact) and ½ tsp of vanilla extract.