The best hot beverages for cold days
The most magical time of the year is around the corner! The smell of your favourite biscuits in the oven, the sound of the fireplace crackling, the taste of hot cocoa sizzling on your tongue - nothing beats the cosiness that winter brings.
While we all love the merriness of the season and the indulgences that accompany it, there is also that ‘healthy mini you’ sitting on your shoulder, whispering in your ear about how the excess calories won’t burn themselves!
But instead of making excuses to push daily exercise back to spring 2021 and feeling little pangs of guilt with every bite into that fudgy double chocolate mint brownies, how about a tried-and-tested way to make you feel better - a hot drink!
Here is a selection of the five best immune-system-boosting hot beverages for cold days for that little bit of extra help this winter:
1. Hot ginger tea
With tons of benefits, hot ginger tea is the star of the show every winter. It promotes good digestion, can relieve a sore throat, fights colds and eases nausea. In other words: make one NOW! Put the ginger root slices in a mug, add boiling water and allow it to steep for some 10 minutes. Add honey or other sweetener to taste.
2. Turmeric milk
This golden goodness serves us antioxidants, iron and healthy fats. To reap its powers, heat the milk (any milk will do), add some ground turmeric and ginger, a pinch of black pepper and cinnamon, sweetener if desired, and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
Rich in catechins, which may reduce cell damage, you should be making matcha regularly to enhance your weight-loss efforts as well. You make it by adding hot water to the matcha powder and mixing it together with a bamboo whisk.
4. PretTEA Slim
This one works overtime to support your weight loss progress! With the day and night tea duo that boasts powerful plant-based ingredients, your body will find balance naturally. Live & Slim wakes up your digestion, detoxifies your body and speeds up fat loss, while Sleep & Slim allows you to say goodbye to your evening food cravings, relaxes the mind and improves your sleep.
A cappuccino that’s good for you, the popular Slimmiccino reduces hunger, prevents fat from forming and gives you a boost of energy. With only 8 calories per cup and sugar-free, if this isn’t the most delicious wintery hot drink superhero, we don’t know what is!