What good is winter without some warm beverages to keep you cozy and energized? With Christmas and New Year around the corner, we’re all getting into that wonderful festive mood. Putting alcohol into our winter drinks may be a tradition, but we’re exploring some non-alcoholic options from various cultures, to keep us warm during these colder months!
The best part about this list is that all drinks are refined-sugar-free and dairy-free, so you can indulge without the guilt (or the hangover).
1. Lemon honey water
This herbal combination is refreeshing and soothing. Lemon is packed with vitamin C, while honey contains several essential enzymes that can help relieve a sore throat. Ensure that the water is warm, and this could become one of your go-to warm winter drinks when you want a pick-me-up.
2. Warm Cinnamon Turmeric milk
This drink is a popular choice before bedtime. It’s a perfect nighttime treat that will soothe you before you turn in! Turmeric is said to have antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-Alzheimer’s properties, and anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Warm Spiced Coconut-Almond Milk
Ginger, coconut oil and almond milk mixed together make a hot drink we just want to snuggle up with. Some people believe this concoction helps you fight off colds and even improves your digestion.
4. Hot Lemon Water
Hot lemon water has a subtle flavor and could be beneficial for the body. Because hot water and lemon are said to have properties that flush the liver and kidneys of toxins. So, get a healthy start with one of the easiest warm winter drinks!
5. Ginger Tea
The benefits of Ginger tea are endless. Particularly, it includes the promotion of good digestion. Especially popular at the peak of winter, ginger is said to relieve discomfort associated with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Ginger has antitussive properties, which means it can also ease coughing.
A delicious spin on the chai latte. With pure maple syrup, you get a sweet, soothing treat that keeps you warm on a chilly night. You can make a load of it for a brunch crowd, or steep by the mugful for some relaxing solo time. Just imagine, curling up with one of these drinks during a warm winter evening!
7. Chai Tea Latte
Skip a coffee shop trip and make this chai tea latte from the comfort of your home. You will need a frother and a couple of key ingredients such as hot water, a tea bag and your favorite mug to whip up this delicious latte. Did you know you can even use a regular tea bag to prepare this drink?
An old standby in many of our cupboards, bergamot-flavored Earl Grey tea has a few surprising benefits besides a gentle boost of caffeine. It has high catechin levels, antioxidants and also helps with digestion! The bergamot in Earl Grey tea can also have a calming effect – easing anxiety and stress just when you need it!
This drink is hot, spicy and delicious, and has much less caffeine than coffee. Chai tea is the way to go if you’re looking to cut back on calories or caffeine. So, if you’re looking for flavorful drinks to warm up your winter, this is the way to go!
10. Sage Tea
This is one of those famously delicious drinks to warm up your winter and boosts your brainpower. Best to sip on in the afternoons, when you long for that 3PM pick-me-up. Herbalists recommend sage for improving brain function, while thyme could have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
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