Coconut Oil Tea (A Get Well Soon Recipe)

January 29, 2013 · 11 comments

Coconut Oil Tea | Baking Serendipity

Starve a fever/feed a cold?

Is this even a real thing? (Don’t worry. I also asked Google this sixty seven times over the weekend.)(And I still don’t know.)

However, I know this. Being an adult is hard work…especially near tax season. Being a sick adult, with a sick husband and a sick dog? Game over. I definitely forfeit.

On Friday, when I felt the flu starting, I disinfected everything in my house and browned butter. I know…I should have just gone to bed. But browned butter blueberry muffins and a cup of tea felt like the best idea ever.

Um…it was.

Coconut Oil Tea | Baking Serendipity

I added a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil, in its solid state to one mug of tea, and let it melt itself in. No stirring. Just patience. (Really. This is the recipe.)

Guess what? This flu came with zero sore throat.

Coincidence? Maybe. But I’m now obsessed with this tea trick/praying I don’t have to try it again this season. Because I have bigger plans for my kitchen (fine…weekend life) than browned butter muffins.

I seriously hope this sickness doesn’t come at you. But if it does, make this tea.

This is all.

Except…I’m finally on the other side of this flu. And there’s 60 degree walks, homemade granola and the rest of the ginger ale combined with honey bourbon involved. (Also…drink this.)

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen @ Savory Simple January 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I have had serious flu paranoia all month. I hope you feel better ASAP.


Kitchen Belleicious January 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Oh hope you feel better soon and so taking note of this if I get sick


Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry January 30, 2013 at 2:28 am

I think browned butter is the magic cure all. It seems to make everything better.


Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

i’m sick too– boo!! been drinking a lot of sprite, but your tea looks so much better :)


Baking Serendipity January 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Hope you feel better soon!


Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations January 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

We have totally started using coconut oil for soo many things. Just yesterday we read another post of all its health benefits, but just ingesting oil by the spoonful doesn’t work for me. In tea sounds much better. Get well soon!


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

Glad you feel better! My dad swears that tea is the miracle drink!


Cinnamon @ eatpraytri January 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I just recently bought some of that stuff and had no idea what to do with it. Now I know!


angela @ another bite please January 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm

i love all tricks…why not try if it is not going to hurt…glad you are feeling better.


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 31, 2013 at 12:51 am

Haha, I like this idea. Will try it with my next cup of tea!


Jennie @themessybakerblog February 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.


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