Winter is almost here and you know what that means…That persistent hot chocolate craving might start threatening to push you completely off the wagon. So we went all out to find tasty, healthier alternative hot beverages to keep you warm without the guilt.
1. Russian tea
Ingredients: Whole cloves, ground cinnamon, black tea, orange juice, pineapple, apple and lemon. See the full recipe and instructions here.
2. Spiced coffee
Ingredients: Freshly ground coffee, ground cardamom, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and almond milk. The full recipe is available here.
3. Masala chai
Ingredients: Cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger root, whole cloves, whole green cardamom pods, whole black peppercorns, Darjeeling tea, milk and honey. Get the full recipe here.
4. Tumeric latte
Ingredients: 350ml milk, ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and a teaspoon of maple syrup. Get the full recipe here.
5. Cinnamon coffee
Ingredients: Coffee, ground cinnamon, low-fat milk and brown sugar, if desired. You can find instructions to make it at home on this page.
6. Almond milk hot chocolate
Ingredients: Almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, dark chocolate bar, melted and pure vanilla extract. You can find instructions to make your own almond milk hot chocolate at home on this page.
7. Ginger coffee
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons of coffee, 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, 1 tablespoon chopped ginger, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 6 cups water. Get the full recipe here.
See? Staying warm while keeping healthy does not have to be bland and boring.
You might also want to read this post on healthy breakfast ideas you will want to try.