4 Warm and Healthy Winter Drinks
Although it is unseasonably warm this weekend, it’s always a good idea to boost your immune system in the winter months. Here are four drink recipes to keep you warm and healthy this winter!
Bullet proof coffee
How this craze hasn’t made it into more places in Sudbury astounds me, but nevertheless here’s my favourite. You can make your own in three simple steps: Brew Coffee. Add 1tbsp ghee butter and 1 tbsp coconut oil or MCT oil. Blend along with a low glycemic (healthy) sweetener such as monk fruit or stevia.
This drink has taken the world by storm. It’s replacing the less ideal coffee habit most folks have. Optional MCT oil instead of coconut oil is like rocket fuel for the body. The combo, allows for sustained energy from the healthy fats and allows the coffee to enter the body and not cause adrenal fatigue and 3 o’clock catch associated with caffeine in the AM.
Low glycemic sweetener prevents the insulin spike first thing in the morning ensuring you don’t crash later and keeping your hormones in check with out riding the energy roller coaster all day. The mix also allows you to simulate fasting in the body while filling your belly. The body get high octane fuel, while thinking it hasn’t eaten allowing it to work on repair and break down of excess fat. My number one go to in the mornings every single day.
Tip – using a French press allows the full saturation of oils that can be caught up in filters of coffee makers.
Chaga mushrooms are a huge craze in health. I’ve been riding the wave from the very beginning. Several years ago foraging my own in the wilds of Sudbury.
The incredibly nutritionally dense brew of this well deserved named #1 or 2 herb on the earth, is powerful! It can be purchased locally at several health food stores around the city. With subtle hints of vanilla and maple it makes a great base for a healthy morning or bedtime teas.
- Brewed chaga tea
- 1tsp vanilla powder or extract to taste.
- 1 Tbsp Cacao powder
- Maple syrup to taste
- Blend and serve
Winter cough and flu remedy
Full of immune stimulating herbs and lemon and honey for bitter sweet healing.
- Dice up raw ginger
- Bring to boil in water, reduce heat add in
- 1 tsp honey and squeeze the juice of one lemon
- Serve hot and heal
Fat blaster tea recipe
The use of turmeric for inflammation with a carrier (coconut oil) with cayenne helps get the metabolism kick started.
- Dice raw ginger and add to boiling water turn down heat simmer ten minutes, add
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Pinch of cayenne
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Sweeten with stevia or monk fruit
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