All Day Long - Warming Drinks
Getting bored with your daily brew or looking to increase your water intake? then we have the perfect warming drinks for you. These drinks are warming in temperature and in the healthful spices used--perfect for sipping on a chilly winter’s day.
Use your drinks throughout the day to not only stay hydrated, but add more antioxidants and health promoting ingredients to your diet! If you like your drinks sweet try date sugar instead of regular sugar.
Morning: Lemon and Spice Morning Kickstart
It’s a good idea to re-hydrate your body each morning, even before you opt for coffee or breakfast. This drink will leave you warm inside and out with refreshing vitamin C and anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and cayenne.
- 250-300 mls hot water
- Freshly squeezed lemon to taste
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- Optional sweetness with a small drizzle of honey or few pinches of date sugar
Mix all together in hot water and sip with ease.
Lunch: Spiced Hibiscus Tea (inspired by The Guardian)
Hibiscus and pomegranate are super high in antioxidants and make for a lovely deep red drink to boot. Try and find an unsweetened pomegranate juice if possible so you can control how much sugar is added. Make ahead and rewarm at work to enjoy on your lunch break.
- 1-2 tsp dried hibiscus flowers or 1 hibiscus tea bag
- 1 cm fresh ginger minced
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- 200 mls water
- 50 mls pomegranate juice
- If juice is unsweetened: drizzle of honey or sprinkle of date sugar
Pour all ingredients in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 minutes.
Take off heat, cover, and infuse for 5 minutes.
Pour through a strainer into a mug
Dessert: Frothy and Naturally Sweetened Chai Latte
Tea masala mix can be found at most authentic Indian food shops. It’s a powdered spice mix that makes this warming drink even easier to put together! Try using a plant-based milk to really get the health benefits out of the black/rooibos tea!
- 250 mls soy, hemp, oat, or almond milk
- 1 medjool date, pitted and roughly chopped
- ½ tsp chai/tea masala mix
- 1 bag of black tea or rooibos tea for caffeine free
If not using a tea masala mix:
⅛ tsp each of ground: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg
A pinch of black pepper
A few crushed cardamom pods
Combine your milk of choice, the chopped date, tea bag, and powders/spices in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes.
Cover and infuse for another 5.
Poor through a strainer and enjoy!