This past week was rough – I had a sore throat that just kept getting worse. One day my husband came home from work and surprised me by making this sore throat soothing shake, and I gotta tell you – it worked! My throat was soothed, I just had to share this recipe with you for this weeks’ five ingredient Friday (because as you know, I’m ALL about five ingredient recipes!)
Earlier this week I had a tickle in my throat. I thought I had eaten too much garlic or something (does too much garlic make anyone else feel that way sometimes? Anyway, my throat kept feeling worse and worse and I woke up and could barely breathe! I went to work but then left an hour early to come home (something I never do). My husband came home and was russling around in the kitchen and then brought me this smoothie. How sweet is that?
He said he had researched and put together things that were soothing for a sore throat, and he was spot on. I shared behind the scenes of how my hubby made this on snapchat (username: Sweetphi – are we friends on snapchat yet? I hope we are – snap me, I’d love to connect).
The sore throat soothing shake is made of almond milk, vanilla ice cream, ice cubes, honey, and a banana – all blended together for a cold soothing smoothie shake. Top it with some cinnamon an seriously, soooo good. It tastes like a horchata and is so soothing.
Sore throat or not, this is one delicious shake.
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Sore Throat Soothing Shake
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon divided
- Add banana, vanilla ice cream, almond milk, honey, ice cubes and 1/2 teaspoon cinamon in a blender.
- Blend until smooth (about 1 minute), then pour into a glass and top with remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Liliana Zeller says
Can I leave the banana out? We don’t have any. Or if there’s a substitute what is it?
You could leave the banana out…I would honestly say you can substitute any fruit …perhaps mango or pineapple (if you have any!)
I have strep throat and have been looking for any and everything I can consume that will help my throat. Nothing is helping except cough drops and those are not delicious. I made this and I must say it very good! It does taste like horchata, which is nice.
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your lovely comment. So sorry to hear you have strep! It makes me happy to hear that this helped though 🙂
Hope you’re feeling better now! This shake looks delicious!
Thank you so much 🙂
Kelsey @ Kelsey in the Kitchen says
This looks wonderful! I feel like I am constantly battling a sore throat in the summer (darn you allergies! *shakes finger at pretty flowers*). Definitely going to give this a try 🙂
Your husband is a sweetheart. Glad to hear you’re feeling better 🙂
He is a total sweetheart! Soooo, I ended up getting him sick, so now I’m the one that will be making these shakes for him this weekend lol!
Glad you’re feeling much better!!
Thank you so much – it was a rough week last week. I’m finally feeling better again 🙂
shawnna griffin says
hey girl glad your doing a lot better! This looks really good!
Thank you so much girl, I appreciate the well wishes – I’m just now (after over a week) feeling back to normal, these shakes definitely helped.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Sorry to hear that you have not been well 🙁 I am a firm believer that ice cream makes everything better though!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and well wishes. I was totally down for the count last week, and then this week it looks like I got my hubby sick 🙁 guess I’ll be making these shakes for him now lol! And girl, YES, ice cream makes EVERYTHING better 🙂