5 DRINKS TO WARM YOUR CHILLS (AND SNEAK IN SOME HEALTH BENEFITS)

5 DRINKS TO WARM YOUR CHILLS (AND SNEAK IN SOME HEALTH BENEFITS)

On a cold day – especially a cold rainy day – nothing tastes better than a hot drink that warms you from the inside out. While you’re preparing a mug of your favorite hot sipping liquid, mix it up and try these drinks that are hot and healthy: and taste good too!

On a cold day – especially a cold rainy day – nothing tastes better than a hot drink that warms you from the inside out. While you’re preparing a mug of your favorite hot sipping liquid, mix it up and try these drinks that are hot and healthy: and taste good too!
Tip: Whatever your favorite warm weather drink, I promise it will taste even better in your favorite mug!
Ginger Lemon Green Tea
I love the combined flavors of ginger and lemon, and enjoy the benefits of the antioxidants in ginger and lemon. Mixed with the superpowers of green tea, this tea is relaxing and nourishing. You can easily steep your hot green tea with a slice of fresh ginger and a wedge of lemon, or you can buy ready-made ginger lemon tea sachets and mix with green tea sachets. My favorite brand is Twinings Lemon and Ginger Herbal Tea, and I often enjoy it alone without green tea.
Hot Mulled Cider with Cranberries and Pomegranate Juice
Fall just begs for hot apple cider. I like to buy unsweetened, fresh apple cider buy the gallon, pour it in a mug with a tea strainer filled with mulling spices, and microwave it for 90 seconds so its hot and steamy. Adding a few frozen cranberries (which I store in the freezer for drinks year-round) and a splash of pomegranate juice adds an extra pop of flavor and a healthy boost of antioxidants.
When you’re expecting guests, a pot of hot mulled cider (or wine!) spiked with cranberries and pomegranate juice simmering on the stove smells delicious and inviting!
WebMD has a recipe for healthy mulled wine (wine is loaded with antioxidants!)that your holiday guests will love!
Tip: you can buy single-serving sachets of mulling spices for your cider or wine.
Apple Cider Vinegar Brew
I love apple cider, and I’m a huge vinegar fan: I splash balsamic on my salads and roasted vegetables, and grew up with a grandma who frequently ‘dosed’ me with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar. If you’re suffering from a cold or congestion, FitSugar has a recipe for a apple cider vineger brew to relieve your sore nose, help you breathe easier and boost your immune system.
Healthy(er) Hot Chocolate Drink
Cold weather just begs for hot chocolate! But a healthy mug of rich and creamy hot chocolate also adds unhealthy calories and sugars. Naturally Savvy suggests switching up your hot chocolate recipe by using organic raw dark cacao powder, honey or stevia, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon and the milk of your choice, such as coconut milk or almond milk.
Ginger, lemons, apple cider, vinegar, and pomegranate juice are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients with health boost effects.

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