Warm Beverages to Bring You Health and Comfort this Winter

Nothing chases away the winter chill like a mugful of a warm beverage.

Health & Wellness
 Min read
December 13, 2023

Nothing chases away the winter chill like a mugful of a warm beverage. 

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite warm drink recipes (other than coffee and tea) perfect for cozying up on a cold night and that will help keep you healthy during the busy holiday season. 

Hot water with Lemon and Ginger

This easy-to-make drink helps you stay hydrated while also giving your immune system a boost, improving digestion, and reducing inflammation. It’s also an excellent option to treat symptoms of the common cold or flu. 

Combine 1 cup boiling water with 12 freshly squeezed lemon. Add some honey to taste. You can also finish it off with 1 cinnamon stick or piece of ginger for some added benefits. 

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

Bone Broth is a rich, flavorful stock that is packed with nutrients. It contains collagen which the body uses to make connective tissue; it also contains calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which contribute to bone strength. 

You could use it in a soup or stew or you can add it to a smoothie or, everybody’s winter favorite–hot chocolate!

Just add a ½ cup Bone Broth to this hot chocolate recipe:

  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp cacao powder
  • vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 scoop collagen (optional)

Warm it on the stove and enjoy!

Golden Milk Latte

The ingredient that gives this drink its unique yellow color is turmeric. Turmeric contains many antioxidants to help boost your immune system and the additional spices of cinnamon and ginger can help protect against heart disease, lower blood sugar levels, and improve brain function. 

Find the recipe here. 

Hot Toddy

A Hot Toddy with its combination of spirits, hot water, lemon, and honey offers some surprising health benefits, and has been known to alleviate symptoms of the common cold or flu, particularly a sore throat. Of course, with all alcoholic beverages, moderation is important. 

Lemon provides a high dose of healing vitamin C which help keeps your immune system strong.  and honey has antimicrobial benefits. Cinnamon, which is often used as a toddy garnish, contains anti-inflammatory properties and studies have shown that it has also helped pre-diabetic people control their blood sugar levels.

Here’s a recipe for this delicious drink:

  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 ½ ounces liquor of choice like whiskey, brandy, or bourbon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
  • Garnish with lemon round and/or 1 cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)

Mulled Wine

If you’re looking for another alcoholic warm beverage for your next Christmas party, Mulled Wine is a perfect fit. It’s a warm, spiced wine that will fill your home with delightful scents and your body with some delicious and healthful flavors too.

Again, moderation is key to enjoying the health benefits of mulled wine. 

Wine offers your body antioxidants which can help boost your immune system as well as reduce cardiovascular stress. Spices like cinnamon and ginger have also been linked to improved cardiovascular health.

Find the full recipe here.

Here's to a season of warmth, health, and happiness. Cheers to embracing the cozy moments and nurturing your body with these delightful drinks.

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