Unfortunately, most winter hot drinks are full of sugar and therefore have a lot of calories. The motto of our hot drinks is delicious and healthy. Spices like cinnamon, turmeric, ginger or cocoa not only raise your core temperature but also support your immune system. They have long been considered natural immune boosters in Far Eastern medicine and therefore should be your faithful companions, especially during the winter months to prevent colds, runny nose and the like.
healthy hot chocolate
To make winter days more colorful as a sweet temptation, healthy hot chocolate is prepared without sugar. Instead of sugar, dates are used, which provide a natural sweetness and make the hot drink incredibly tasty. Raw cocoa powder, which is rich in antioxidants, makes up for the lack of chocolate. They fight free radicals and protect your cells. If you’re still not sure if it really tastes good, give it a try.
– 250 ml of almond milk
– 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
– A spoonful of cinnamon
– 2 dried dates (pitted)
– Crush all the ingredients with a hand blender until they become a homogeneous liquid.
– Pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat over low heat.
– Pour into a glass and enjoy.
non alcoholic mulled wine
Hot wine is one of the most popular hot drinks. But unfortunately it is also one of the unhealthiest. The mix of alcohol and sugar turns it into a pure calorie bomb, which causes a headache the next morning after drinking an extra glass or two. Key spices such as cinnamon, cloves, star anise and cardamom complete the non-alcoholic mulled wine.
– 1 liter of apple juice
– 200 ml of orange juice
– 1/2 apple
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 1-2 sticks of cinnamon
– 3 cloves
– 1 orange
– Slice the orange and apple and place in a large saucepan with the remaining ingredients.
– Warm everything up and leave for at least 1 hour. The longer the mulled wine is brewed, the more aromatic it becomes.
“Golden Milk” It owes its color to the turmeric root it contains. It is one of the most important medicinal plants in Chinese medicine. According to studies, it has an anti-inflammatory effect, stimulates metabolism and digestion, and also promotes the removal of toxins.
– 250 ml unsweetened almond, soy or oat milk
– One teaspoon of powdered turmeric
– A small piece of fresh ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
– ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
– Grate turmeric root and ginger.
– Heat the milk, add turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
– Let it brew for a few minutes. Ready
hot tea smoothie
A smoothie like tea? You read that right. Smoothies are a combination of vitamins and a nutrient-dense mini-meal. In winter, they become not only healthy, but also warming favorite drink. Attention:Never drink the tea too hot, as research shows it increases the risk of esophageal cancer.
– 1 carrot
– ½ apple
– 1 orange
– 200 ml of water
– Some honey
– 2 teaspoons of ginger
– Peel the ginger, carrot, apple and orange, cut them into small pieces and puree them in a blender.
– Boil water, cool slightly and add.
– Mix everything well and optionally add some honey.
Coffee lovers beware. Instead of drinking black coffee, cappuccino and various coffees all winter long, we have a healthy alternative that will warm you up. Admittedly, it doesn’t taste like regular coffee. Extra healthy thanks to cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and ginger. Healthy spices speed up your metabolism, support the immune system and even make coffee more digestible. Alternatively, you can prepare spiced coffee like filter coffee.
– 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
– ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger
– ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground cinnamon stick
– 1 whole cardamom peel
– 1 clove
– A little black pepper
– Mix all the ingredients.
– Brew coffee as usual.
– Let it sit for a few minutes and you’re done.
The special thing about Pumpkin Spice Latte is the spice mix that gives it its characteristic taste. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves not only smell seductive, they also boost your metabolism.
– 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
– 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
– ½ teaspoon of cloves
– ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
– ½ tablespoon of ginger powder
– 200 ml of almond milk or soy milk
– For pumpkin puree, remove the seeds from the pumpkin, cut it into small pieces and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes (it should be soft). Take it out, let it cool, puree it. You can either store pumpkin puree in the refrigerator or freeze it in portions.
– Mix the spices together.
– Warm the milk. It will be especially tasty if you lather them lightly. This works best with soy milk.
– Add spices and pumpkin puree and enjoy.
Hot milk has always worked wonders. This delicious milk is filled with warm spices that give off an incredible aroma when cooked. Cardamom and nutmeg are also said to have a calming effect, so hot spiced milk can not only drive away the feeling of chills, but also inner restlessness and anxiety. Spiced milk is especially suitable before going to bed in the evening and aims to provide a restful, deep sleep.
– 200 ml of milk or plant milk
– 1-2 teaspoons of white almond oil
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
– 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated coconut
– 1 pinch of ground turmeric
– 1 pinch of ground ginger
– Optional: 1 pinch of cinnamon or saffron
– Boil the milk with all the ingredients.
– Beat a little with a whisk.
– Pour into a glass and enjoy.