Although I’ve tried my best to remain healthy and boost my immune system, we had a cold virus hit our house last week. And with the conference coming up…I was NOT getting sick. So I kept up with my regular boosters I turn to, I made some homemade chicken broth for soup and started sinus cleansing two times a day. And then I kicked it up a notch and started eating some yummy antiviral foods. My two favorite being coconut oil (contains lauric acid which has been shown to be a powerful antiviral fatty acid) and garlic (which needs to be consumed raw).
Both of them though are not my favorite things to eat plain, or raw in the case of garlic. Believe me, though, I tried. I tried a spoonful of coconut oil, but I about gagged. I tried swallowing cut up raw garlic and it made my stomach upset.
And then my brilliance set in. (hey – no laughing!)
Behold the best recipe ever:
Donielle’s Garlic Herb Butter
Also, a word of caution. You will smell after eating so much garlic! I made this about 4 times in a few days and most of it was eaten by me. Good thing I know how good butter actually is for you too! And I still haven’t come down with a cold even though I had all the symptoms of one starting.
Cold Kicking Garlic Herb Spread
- 3 Tbsp softened butter
- 3 Tbsp softened/melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp dried onion
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 2 + cloves of garlic let sit for 15-20 minutes for the most medicinal boost
- Mix all ingredients together and slather over bread, toast, baked potato, rice, etc.
*fyi – I am not a doctor or medical professional. This is just one mom’s way of fighting off a cold. And it seems to have worked for me! Use your head and do what you think is right for you and your family. And even if it doesn’t help with a cold, this is just a fabulous way to eat butter!!