Here are a couple of my favorite wintertime drinks, that are both healthy and warming. Treat yourself, including your body, well.
Mocha Maca Mushroom Latte:
This is a delicious warming drink that’s an uber-healthy and energizing version of hot cocoa. Cacao is the chocolate bean in its raw form ground into a powder, and it’s full of antioxidant goodness. The taste is more earthy-bitter than dark chocolate, making it nice to combine with other foods. Maca root boosts your energy and endurance, and also supports healthy libido. Reishi mushroom has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant activity, along with being an adaptogen, meaning it helps to balance your body’s needs.
Combine 1 teaspoon maca root powder, 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, and 1-2 teaspoons reishi mushroom powder. Add a cup of boiling water and whisk with a fork until the powder mixture is dissolved. Then top off with some almond milk. If you want it to be a little sweeter, stir in a little raw honey.
Golden Goodness Immune Boosting Shot:
This is awesome for supercharging your immune system. If you’re not feeling well or if everyone around you seems to be getting sick, treat yourself to this. Turmeric is a beautiful golden color and full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and stimulates your physiological function. Honey has been shown to improve immune support – especially Manuka. A little black pepper goes a long way towards helping your body absorb the other nutrients. The smaller shot form helps here, as it gets into your body fast and it has a strong taste – try a squeeze of lemon afterwards if you need.
Combine 1 teaspoon ground turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger root powder, dash ground black pepper in a small glass or mug. Pour boiling water in, then stir in 1 teaspoon Manuka honey or raw local honey until everything dissolves.
Herbal teas are also tasty and warming this time of year. May you be warm and well.
The information provided here is not intended to replace medical advice or to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult your doctor with specific questions and prior to beginning any significant diet or lifestyle changes.