Love the winter months revelling around the year-end festivities? While you enjoy basking in the holiday season, it is essential to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. If there’s one thing you can learn from the pandemic, it’s that you need to keep your immunity your top priority.
How? Enhance your bodily functions with healthy drinks that are inspired from different regions of India and the world. These healthy drinks can be consumed hot or cold, and are sure to give you umpteen nutritional benefits.
Which Healthy Drinks can you Enjoy in the Winter Season?
Don’t make the festive season get in the way of your health. Chug on these nutritional drinks that are bound to keep you happy and healthy, while having you experiment in the kitchen on a regular basis.
1. Ginger Tea
The classic healthy drink is a warm cup of tea in the morning. Add some ginger to it to keep common cold and cough symptoms at bay. Ginger is known to regulate blood pressure and keep your blood sugar levels in check. It is also great for the heart. You can have 1 cup of ginger tea daily to reap its nutritional benefits and have a warm start to your winter mornings.
Serve it in our Eclat Cup n Saucer Set to enjoy a rich dining experience. It comes with an ergonomically designed handle making it easy to hold or warm in the microwave. The ceramic finish is easy to maintain and wash for daily use.
2. Hot Chocolate
The classic hot chocolate is the ideal drink for cold mornings and evenings. If made with dark chocolate, this drink can be beneficial in providing antioxidants for the body. It also helps improve blood flow and curbs the risk of heart disease.
Add a marshmallow in your cup of hot chocolate to sip this delicious drink this winter.
Also consumed as a soup, Rasam is a popular hot beverage from South India. This healthy drink is made up of tamarind and tomatoes to develop a hot, tangy flavour. You won’t be able to resist this on a cold winter day!
If you want to get experimental this season, try preparing Kanji - a popular healthy drink made for the winter months. You can avail Kala Gajar during this season in the following steps.
- Chop the vegetable into fine pieces.
- Add some water in a pot. On a low flame, add some mustard seats, red chilli powder and salt to taste.
- Bring this mixture to boil before adding the carrots in.
- Add some beetroot into the mix and boil the two vegetables together for at least 5 minutes.
- Take the Treo Glass Jar and pour this healthy drink. Mix the spices well.
- Ferment this drink for at least a week. If you get a sour taste while trying it out, it is ready for consumption.
5. Masala Chai
Another Indian favourite is the household masala chai served in the cold winter mornings. With a blend of your favourite spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, haldi and cloves, you can turn this hot beverage into a healthy drink in just 5 minutes.
6. Hot Apple Cider Vinegar
You can get ACV or apple cider vinegar in packed bottles in the market. It’s known to be quite strong and tangy, hence using the appropriate quantity is essential to enjoy consuming it.
We suggest taking 1 tablespoon of ACV in a glass tumbler. Add some warm water and mix it well. Consume at the start of your day and before going to bed. To make this concoction delicious, you can add a few drops of lemon juice or maple syrup, depending on your preference.
7. Kesar Doodh
Doesn’t a glass of warm milk with kesar (saffron) and some chopped nuts sound like the perfect end to a winter night? This Indian spice is highly regarded to provide antioxidants to the body and uplift your mood. It is also known to curb bouts of hunger and aid in weight loss.
While you can enjoy sipping on this warm beverage, you can also store it for later consumption in our Clarion Borosilicate Bottle. It boasts a crystal clear design, making it ideal for storing everyday beverages. It has a stainless steel lid and keeps your stored milk or any other liquid food safe and odour free. The bottle is leakproof making it ideal to store or carry with you on the go. It is also dishwasher safe.
8. Spicy Coconut Chai-Tea Latte
Warm, sweet and with a hint of spice - this latte can be the perfect start or the end to your day. To prepare this chai-tea, refer to the below-mentioned steps,
- Boil some coconut milk and transfer it to a frother (the more the foam, the more delicious the experience!).
- Add a tea bag into a tea cup and add some boiling water. Let it steep for a few minutes.
- Add the frothy coconut milk into the tea cup.
- Top it off with a dusting off cinnamon,
With so many healthy drinks to try out, this winter is truly going to be power-packed with superfood and nutritional ingredients. Keep your health in-check at all times to sail through the cold months with ease.