As winters are about to come and everybody wants something warm. The amount of water taken is not enough for the body which leads to many diseases and dehydration. So, here are some drinks that can keep you healthy, and protect you from the common cold.
1 Almond and Maple Hot Chocolate
This sweet drink is hot and a great choice to keep oneself warm in winters. It is made by combining almond milk with maple syrup. This low calorie, sugar – free drink is loaded with healthy cocoa. This drink generally contains almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, dark chocolate bar, pure vanilla extract, and some drops of essential oil. The drink is served warm, and is then topped with dark shredded chocolate.
2 Warm Spiced Coconut Almond Milk
This drink is LOVE! This drink brings new foreign flavours to mug. It is belly – warming as well as healthy also. Almond milk, coconut oil, and ginger with many other spices are mixed for this drink. Apart from almond milk, coconut oil, and ginger; turmeric powder, nutmeg, chipotle powder, etc. are used. These all are combined and then boiled over a low flame and served hot.
3 Hot Lemon Water
All know lemon and hot water is very helpful and good for the human body and digestive system. One does not feel that much need for water in winter as compared to summers, so lack of water in body leads to various diseases. Combining both, a drink has been prepared called “HOT LEMON WATER.” This drink has subtle flavours in it. It is healthy as it helps in removal of toxins from liver and kidney and flushes the digestive system. It is made by adding lemon juice to boiling water. A pinch of turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, and raw sugar cane can be added for taste. All are mixed well and served hot.
4 Ginger Tea
Winter season is a season of cold, and all need something hot in those days. The preferable drink is “Ginger Tea.” It is not only warming but also healthy for the body, as ginger has healing power as well as is helpful in relieving cough, and promotes great digestion. Water and ginger are boiled together over a medium flame, strained in a mug, and served hot. This drink is made sweet by adding some honey.
5 Apple Cider with Cinnamon
As we all know, “An apple a day keeps a doctor away.” Adding apples to the drink is proved to be healthy especially when taken in winters. Apple is rich in Vitamin C, which leads to the healthy functioning of the immune system, tissue repairing, and regeneration. Cinnamon helps in digestion and can moderate the blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. A stick of cinnamon is added to a cup of apple cider and heated to the temperature as desired.
6 Hot Vanilla Chai
This drink has less caffeine as compared to coffee. The spices and herbs added to this drink have many benefits. This chai is the remedy to a headache and common cold as it strengths the immune system and relieves from body pain. It is a chai full of anti-oxidants which boost the immune system and helps in fighting with disease and infections. The drink contains peppercorns, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, black tea bags, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
7 Sage Tea
Sage is good for the better functioning of the brain. This drink has only sage and thyme tea which makes the drink more delicious. It is a drink for relieving cough and to cure cold. Sage, also used for curing digestive problems like loss of appetite, stomach pain, etc., helps in reliving from heartburn, and sore throat. Thyme tea has anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. This is prepared by adding dried sage and thyme in hot water. Lemon juice and honey is also added to make the drink more delicious.
8 Powershot Cold Buster
One more healthy drink. This raises the body temperature which helps in fighting from cold. Cinnamon and nutmeg are also added which warms the body and balance the blood sugar. Cayenne stimulates the internal metabolism, Turmeric and ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from the above mentioned ingredients, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, pepper, vanilla extract are added in sweetened vanilla almond milk and whisked to mix.
9 Hot Turmeric Milk
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in curing joint pain. A cup of turmeric milk before sleeping gives relieve from coughing and gives a good sleep. There are two types of healthy milk, almond milk and coconut milk. Then add turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, peppercorn, vanilla extract, cayenne, and nutmeg as well in the milks. The liquid is then boiled to the desired temperature.
10 Coconut Tea Tonic
This drink is little spicy and generally boosts immune system. It also soothes inflammation and digestive disorders, provides antibacterial and anti-oxidant protection, raise body’s natural fighting power. Coconut milk, water, turmeric, cloves, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, and tea bags; All are added and mixed well. Then, heated for 5 minutes at low flame. Cinnamon essential oils are also added, strained, and served hot.
11 Russian Tea
This warm and flavourful drink is healthy and brings flavours of Russia in our mug. This is made with natural juices, cloves, and cinnamon. It helps in weight loss, lowering the cholesterol, prevents tooth decay and growth of strong bones. It is a herbal drink containing antioxidants that helps in preventing stress. It contains ingredients like filtered water, organic cloves, organic cinnamon, organic black tea, organic orange juice, pineapple juice, apple, lemon, and organic sugar which all are healthy and nutritious for healthy functioning of the body.
12 Dandelion Latte
It is a flavourful healthy drink which contains almond milk and cinnamon. Main ingredient is herbal dandelion root which helps in detoxification of liver and gall bladder, supports kidney health, stimulates appetite, and also improves digestion. Herbs in it are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and has minerals, potassium, iron, and zinc. It is prepared by combining dandy blend with hot water into a blender. Then almond milk, ghee, cinnamon, hot water, and cardamom are added and again blended for about 30 seconds.
13 Mocha Morning Drink
It can be said that this drink is a coffee but still has so many benefits because of the ingredients it has. It generally reduces pains and aches, protects our liver, lower the chances of diabetes, protects heart, and improves the mood. Prepared in a similar way the coffees are made; it contains hot brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, sugar, cinnamon, and whipped cream.
14 Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin is the main ingredient of this drink. This drink is rich in antioxidants which protects cells, and gives warmness to the body. A very important ingredient is cinnamon which helps in controlling blood sugar. Nutmeg is also added which boasts fibres in body. The other ingredients added are ginger, cardamom, and cloves which make the drink more nutritious.
15 Holiday Wassail
An English drink which is not only tasty but also has health benefits. The spices used in it are used for curing digestion problems, regulates the sugar level in blood, and helps in eliminating the flatulence. All spices have antifungal and antibacterial properties. It helps in curing common cold. Cinnamon is also used which lowers the cholesterol and regulates sugar level. Cloves are also added which have many anti-oxidants and help in heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, and many more. Apart from these, lime, lemon, orange, water, apple cider, and honey are also added.
16 Hot Spiced Cherry Cider
This drink is little spicy but very delicious. It is also prepared in cooker and served hot after being out in cold. This drink contains apple cider, cinnamon stick, and cherry gelatine. It is simply prepared by adding cinnamon & cider in cooker for 3 hours. Then, add gelatine and serve hot.
17 Slow Cooker Chai Tea
WOW! A tea in cooker sounds strange but yes, this spicy and sweet aromatic tea is very delicious and prepared in cooker. As served hot, a new freshness and activeness is added in body during winters. This is not only tasty but healthy too. This chai tea drink contains ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, black tea, and condensed milk. Ginger is a healing agent and cough reliever and cinnamon balances blood sugar.
18 Orange Spice Tea with Ginger
A ginger tea with spicy fruity flavour of orange. Not only ginger but cinnamon is also added in it. Both have good effects on human body. Ginger, a natural medicine, is used to cure stomach disorders, nausea, and inflammation. The drink also contains many anti-oxidants and detoxifying benefits. It also helps in boosting the immune system. The green tea used helps in fighting off the cell damage.
19 Fruity Green Tea
A tea with flavours is all you need. This drink contains not only green tea but also berries in it. Green tea is used for weight loss and lowers cholesterol too. Having this tea also protects against many types of cancer, and prevents tooth decay. It has many anti-oxidants in it. To give the drink a fruity flavour, frozen berries are added. Prepared by adding frozen berries in a mug with hot water, and steep with green tea bags for 3-4 minutes and have it hot.
20 Spiced Mint Tea
A tea with mint flavour. This tea is not only flavourful but also have many benefits because of the ingredients used in it. This drink helps in reducing stress, also prevents nausea, help in improving mental awareness, concentration, and focus. The spices in it are also helpful in reducing fever, combats flu, and common cold. It soothes upset stomach too. This tea along with spices also contains cinnamon, cloves, mint leaves, and to sweeten honey is also added.