When the weather is frigid and grey, is there anything more comforting than a warm drink as you cozy up under your favorite blanket? Aside from the comfort they bring on a cold winters day, there are also several hot drinks to enjoy that are actually of great benefit to your health, as well.
I’m going to share a few of my favorite healthy warm drink options with you today, so keep these in mind next time you want to escape from the cold and warm up!
1. Homemade Hot Cocoa.
Seriously, who doesn’t love hot cocoa? It’s the winter go-to, and it’s so simple to make.
Combine 1 cup almond milk, 1-1.5 tablespoons raw cacao powder, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup and a splash of vanilla extract in a saucepan, stirring until smooth and hot. Feel free to sprinkle some cinnamon in, as well.
2. Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with incredibly healthy benefits, such as a slew of antioxidants and minerals that are great for your immune system. So settle in on your couch with a warm cup of green tea and your favorite book, and you’ll be guaranteed to have the perfect, cozy winters day.
3. Hot Lemon Water
This is an awesome thing to drink first thing in the morning. Yes, even before coffee! It’s one of the most simple things you can do for your health that reaps the most benefit. Boil some fresh water, squeeze a lemon into your cup, and stir. It jumpstarts your digestive system, boosts your immune system, and warms you from the inside out. It’s also a wonderful punch of Vitamin C to keep the winter illness at bay.
4. Ginger Tea
Another incredibly simple one you can make in 5 minutes or less. Ginger has more benefits than I can list, but namely, it’s an incredible immune booster, anti-inflammatory, and helps aid in healthy digestion. Peel and slice a chunk of ginger root, boiling it in fresh water for about 10 minutes. Add a squirt of agave or maple syrup to sweeten it a bit, if the ginger is too strong for you. Enjoy!