10 Nutrient-Packed Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

31 Oct 10 Nutrient-Packed Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

Does the chill in the air make you want to cozy up with a hot drink?

Instead of reaching for a sugary concoction, why not embrace a delicious and nutritious beverage?

Check out these healthful, hot drinks to warm you up, and keep the cold at bay while nourishing your body.

1. Turmeric Golden Milk:

Benefits: Turmeric, with its active ingredient curcumin, offers many health benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to aiding digestion.

How to make: Blend warm almond or coconut milk, a pinch of black pepper, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, a touch of honey or maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve warm.

2. Ginger Tea:

Benefits: Ginger can aid in digestion, help reduce muscle pain, and lower blood sugars.

How to make: Slice fresh ginger and boil it in water for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. Add honey or lemon for additional flavor.

3. Cacao Hot Chocolate:

Benefits: Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants, is a good source of magnesium, and can help improve mood.

How to make: Mix raw cacao powder with warm almond or coconut milk. Sweeten with a few drops of stevia, honey, or maple syrup. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cacao nibs for some crunch.

4. Chai Latte:

Benefits: The spices in chai, such as cardamom, ginger, and cloves, are known for their antioxidant properties and ability to aid digestion.

How to make: Brew strong black tea with spices, including cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and fresh ginger. Add some warm milk of choice and a touch of stevia, honey, or maple syrup.

5. Bone Broth:

Benefits: Rich in vitamins and minerals, bone broth can aid digestion, support joint health, and boost the immune system.

How to make: Slow cook bones (chicken, beef, or fish) with water, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and your choice of herbs and veggies for 12-24 hours. Strain and serve. You can store in your freezer in ice cube trays or in mason jars.

6. Matcha Latte:

Benefits: Matcha is rich in antioxidants, boosts metabolism, and can enhance mood and concentration.

How to make: Whisk together hot water and matcha powder until frothy. Top off with warm milk of your choice. Sweeten with a few drops of stevia, honey, or maple syrup if desired.

list of teas for different health benefits.

7. Herbal Teas:

Benefits: From chamomile’s calming properties to peppermint’s ability to soothe digestion, there’s an herbal tea for every health concern.

How to make: Select your preferred herbal tea bag, steep in hot water for 5-10 minutes, and enjoy. Feel free to add a touch of honey, lemon, or fresh herbs to elevate the flavor.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Drink:

Benefits: ACV can aid in weight loss, reduce cholesterol, and lower blood sugar levels.

How to make: Mix 1-2 tablespoons of ACV with warm water. Add a dash of honey or maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor.

9. Beetroot Latte:

Benefits: Beets are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They can help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance.

How to make: Blend cooked beetroot with the warm milk of your choice until smooth. Sweeten with a few drops of stevia, honey, or maple syrup.

10. Roasted Dandelion Root Tea:

Benefits: Dandelion root is a liver detoxifier, can aid digestion, and acts as a diuretic.

How to make: Steep roasted dandelion root in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with a few drops of stevia, honey, or maple syrup, and add a splash of almond milk if desired.

Not only do they provide comfort and warmth, but they also come packed with a range of health benefits. So, as the days get shorter and the nights cooler, warm up with one (or more!) of these delightful and health-boosting drinks.

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