One of the most comforting parts of autumn is curling up with a warm beverage and letting it warm you from the inside out. Coincidentally, it’s even more enjoyable when these drinks are also beneficial for you. So today, I’m going to share with you some of my autumn-approved, comforting and healthy beverages.
A Healthier Hot Chocolate. Is it even autumn without at least one cup of hot cocoa? A healthier alternative to the pre-packaged packets at the grocery store is easier to create than you may imagine. Use almond milk, cacao powder, maple syrup to sweeten if needed, and you can even melt a piece of dark chocolate to add an extra chocolatey punch.
Warm lemon water. This is my favorite thing to drink in the mornings. Yes, even more than coffee! Starting your day with a cup of hot water and a squeeze of lemon has more benefits than just a cozy warm beverage. It helps detox your body, jumpstart your digestion and give you a natural boost of energy first thing in the morning.
Hot Tea, of course. With many different options, here are my favorites. A simple, homemade ginger tea is not only comforting, but immune boosting. Simply boil water and steep fresh, peeled ginger root in it. Or before bedtime, a chamomile tea is ideal. It’s calming, delicious and soothes you straight to bed. Green tea or matcha teas are always incredibly delicious and enjoyable, as well.
A chai tea latte. Blend hot water, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and a cinnamon stick and make your own DIY chai tea latte. After you make your chai tea, add in your almond milk to create the latte. If you ‘d prefer not to make it yourself, there are healthy premade options, as well.
Some of these drinks are perfect for the cold mornings, and others are perfect for your bedtime ritual. A drink can be found for each autumn day, whether you’re craving something sweet, creamy or spicy. And not to forget that all of these drinks are good for you and won’t stand in the way of your health goals, some will even help you towards them even faster. Drink up!