Healthy Beverages for Winters – Winter is coming (and you are probably thinking of Game of Thrones but the fact is that winter is coming) and that is when you realize that winter is magic. You’re going to have frosty mornings and toasty mugs, cold nights with warm teas & coffees and good books. So, here are some healthy beverages for winters that will make your winters much better and loving.
Try these recipes to create the most amazing healthy beverages for winters.
- Vanilla Tea:
Ingredients – 2 cups of water, 2 peppercorns (kaali mirch), 3 cloves (laung), 1/8 tsp nutmeg (jayaphal), ¼ tsp ground cardamom (elaichi), ¼ tsp ground ginger, 1 cinnamon stick (daalcheeni), 2 black tea bags, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract, ½ cup of milk.
Instructions – Mix 2 peppercorns (kaali mirch), 3 cloves (laung), 1/8 tsp nutmeg (jayaphal), ¼ tsp ground cardamom (elaichi), ¼ tsp ground ginger, and 1 cinnamon stick (daalcheeni) in water and boil it for almost 5 minutes. Now switch off the gas and place the 2 black tea bags and stir the mix for 5 to 6 minutes and then add the 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract and stir it. Heat the ½ cup of milk for 15 seconds in the microwave and then stir it into the tea.
Servings – 2
Health Meter – 74 kcal with 11 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 81 mg potassium, 1 gram of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, 94 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, and 99iu vitamin A.
- Warm Spiced Coconut Almond Milk:
Ingredients – 1 cup of unsweetened Almond milk, ½ tsp of turmeric powder, ½ tsp of ginger powder, ½ tsp of pure vanilla flavor, a pinch of nutmeg (jayaphal), a pinch of cayenne pepper (lal mirch), and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Instructions – Mix all these ingredients in a small-sized saucepan and stir it till it simmers/boils.
Health Meter – 60 calories per serving containing 4 grams of fat, 110 mg of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
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- Apple cider with Cinnamon:
Ingredients – 1 cup of Cider and 1 cinnamon stick.
Instructions – Pour Cider in a small-sized saucepan and keep the flame on medium heat. Now, add the cinnamon stick and let the cinnamon flavor add to the cider for some time. After 5 minutes you can turn off the gas and pour the mix into a cup.
Servings – 1
Health Meter – It contains vitamin C and soluble fiber pectin
- Almond and Maple Hot Chocolate:
Ingredients – 4 ½ cup of almond milk, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ¼ or 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup, melted ½ dark chocolate bar, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Instructions – Take a medium-sized saucepan and heat the 4 ½ cups of almond milk in medium-low heat until its steam rises from the surface. Now, add ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ¼ or 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup, and melted ½ dark chocolate bar and stir it well. Now, when all the ingredients are mixed well shut the gas off and add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and stir.
Servings – 6
Health Meter – Nearly 123 calories per serving with 4.3 grams of fiber and 2.8 grams of protein in each serving.
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- Hot Water & Lemon Infusion
Ingredients – 1 cup of water, ½ lemon, ¼ tsp turmeric, red chili powder, sea salt, and raw cane sugar.
Instructions – Boil 1 cup of water and pour it in a mug. Now, add lemon juice of ½ lemon, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, a pinch of red chili powder, a pinch of sea salt, and a pinch of raw cane sugar. Mix all the ingredients and stir.
Servings – 1
Health Meter – It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric and the combination of hot water with lemon that flushes out toxins from the liver and kidneys.
These were some healthy beverages for winters that you can easily make for yourself at home and enjoy it with homemade snacks.
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