Everyone enjoys drinking hot beverages in the winter. Aside from tea and coffee, there are a slew of other healthy options. Drinking a warm beverage can be a terrific way to unwind, as long as one stays away from drinks that are high in sugar and fat. They may help relieve inflammation in the body, which may alleviate some of the symptoms, according to some research. Mucus is also broken up by the warmth. Read on to learn about some of these healthier alternatives.
Homemade Healthy Hot Beverages to Beat the Cold in this Winter
This winter, keep warm, improve your immune system, and stay healthy with these 7 tasty hot drinks.
1. Turmeric milk
Golden milk is another name for turmeric milk. This beverage is chock-full of health advantages. Turmeric is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and antiviral compounds. Turmeric milk is good for diabetics, heart health, bones, and skin, among other things. It also benefits cognitive function, decreases triglycerides, improves digestive health, aids metabolism regulation, and enhances the immune system.
To prepare this delicious drink, in a blender, combine all of the ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, light coconut milk (from a can), raw honey, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorn, vanilla essence, and nutmeg (about 1 minute). Heat the liquid mixture on the stovetop over low-medium heat until it reaches the proper temperature. Be careful not to boil as this may destroy the nutrients.
2. Hot lemon water
The citrus family includes lemon. It is high in vitamin C, which helps to improve immunity and skin health. According to studies, it can also assist to lower the risk of heart diseases. During the winter, one can sip on a cup of healthy hot lemon water. It will also aid in the elimination of toxins from the body. Many people prefer to start their day with a glass of hot lemon water.
To make this drink, in a mug, mix 1 to 1 1/2 cups boiling water, juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon, turmeric, red chili powder or cayenne (boosts metabolism), coarse sea salt and a little bit of sugar. Stir well to mix it properly.
3. Almond milk
Almond milk is a popular plant- based milk for most people. It is rich in healthy properties while serving some great taste to the mouth. To make this drink, crushed almonds are added to heated milk and simmered for a while. Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and other vital minerals are abundant in almonds. This drink can also be spiced up with cardamom and saffron. To make it healthy, leave off the sugar.
Fill a glass bowl halfway with water and add the raw almonds. Keep in mind that as the almonds soak, they will absorb some water. Allow them to soak overnight before draining and rinsing. In a high-powered blender, combine the almonds with 4 cups of cold, fresh water.
A splash of vanilla essence, a pinch of salt, and a sweetener of your choice, such as maple syrup, honey, or 1-2 soaked dates, can be added if desired. You can also leave it unsweetened. Blend on high for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Strain the almonds into a bowl using a nut-milk bag or cheesecloth. The almond milk should then be poured into an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator.
4. Apple cider with cinnamon drink
Cinnamon is a spice that is often used to flavor meals and beverages. This spice is filled with powerful therapeutic effects. Cinnamon has a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is also good for the heart and helps to control blood sugar levels. Cinnamon may be used to make a wide range of beverages, both with and without milk.
Apple cider is high in vitamin C and iron, as well as the soluble fiber pectin, which may help lower cholesterol levels. Vitamin C is necessary for tissue repair and regeneration, as well as supporting the immune system and adrenal glands, which can both be harmed by stress.
It is extremely simple to make: just add a stick of cinnamon to a cup of cider and heat gradually until the desired temperature want is reached.
5. Almond hot chocolate
This dairy-free hot chocolate is a fantastic replacement for the familiar powdered mixes people usually use. It simply requires four ingredients and takes around five minutes to prepare.
In a saucepan over high heat, combine all of the ingredients, including almond milk, raw cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt, whisking to break up any clumps. Continue to stir until the mixture is smooth and steaming hot, then pour into a mug and serve immediately. If preferred, top with dairy-free whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
6. Pumpkin latte
Every year, people rejoice at the return of Pumpkin Latte, which signals the arrival of autumn. The spices in “pumpkin spice” (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice) assist to prevent cancer, lower blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and aid digestion. Pumpkin has been shown to improve vision, aid weight loss, lowers blood pressure, lower the risk of cancer, and support the immune system.
In a small saucepan, simmer the pumpkin, spices, pepper, and vanilla powder over medium-low heat for 2 minutes, or until heated and fragrant. Constantly stir. Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk in a mixing bowl. Whisk carefully over low heat, keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t boil over. Pour in the expresso and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice, and drink right away.
7. Buttered coffee
Enjoy a cup of coffee with this healthy twist in the morning. Reduce the jitters from caffeine, get more sustained energy throughout the day, and increase your intake of healthy, essential fats. The coconut oil and butter are emulsified in the blender, giving the coffee a wonderfully creamy latte texture.
Make a cup of organic coffee. In a blender, combine freshly brewed coffee, vanilla powder, butter, and coconut oil for a few seconds. Pour into a mug and drink right away.
Source: United News of Bangladesh