Warming Winter Drinks That Boost Your Metabolism
These little beauties are not only delicious, they’re also loaded with amazing benefits! From helping you detox naturally to warming up your insides and boosting your metabolism, these need to be on your must have hot drink list this winter! Stay well and enjoy these tasty treats!
Warming Lemon Goodness Drink
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- Juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch coarse sea salt
- 1/2 a teaspoon of your preferred sweetener
Add ingredients into a mug and then add boiling water and stir still combined
This is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from the turmeric and the hot water and lemon combination flushes the liver and kidneys of toxins while the cayenne pepper revs up your metabolism! Tasty and great for your body!
Creamy Spicy Winter Drink
- 1 cup almond milk
- Dash cinnamon
- Dash turmeric
- Dash nutmeg
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Freshly ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 – 1 tsp of your preferred sweetener
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, then use a whisk vigorously to combine
This is loaded with goodness. Almond milk is lower in calories than dairy milk and the combination of spices are perfect for digestion with the hint of turmeric designed to reduce inflammation. Ginger and cayenne are both fantastic to rev up your metabolism and this concoction of spices will keep you warm on the inside, naturally!
Simple Ginger Tea
- 3 ounces thinly-sliced ginger root
- 1 cup water
Boil and then strain. Add honey to taste.
Ginger promotes good digestion, and can relieve discomfort associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, while also giving your metabolism a little rev up. Add a little Manuka honey and you’ll not only get a little sweetness, you’ll add loads of antioxidants, antibacterial and anti fungal properties as well!
Hot Turmeric Milk
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk (from the can)
- 2 tsp’s of stevia or honey
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 black peppercorn
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch cayenne
- Pinch nutmeg
(Optional: 1 tablespoon chia seeds)
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well-combined (about 1 minute). Pour into a saucepan and heat liquid on your stovetop on low-medium heat. Don’t boil as you’ll kill the nutrients. Once it’s warm enough, pour into your favourite cup and devour. This should give you 2 large servings.
This is a creamier than other Turmeric lattes. Turmeric is loaded with curcumin, which is great for treating inflammation and joint pain. With the added coconut milk, this drink is higher in fat, so will be incredibly filling and could be great as a morning breakfast replacement. The peppercorns, cayenne and ginger are all very warming so fantastic for revving up your metabolism.
Spicy Coconut Milk Tea
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash cayenne
- 1 Rooibos teabag of choice
- Optional: One drop pure cinnamon essential oil
In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients (except cinnamon essential oil, if using) to a slow simmer. Simmer for around 5 minutes then remove from heat and stir in cinnamon essential oil. Strain, if desired, or pour straight into a teacup to sip and enjoy.
This drink is loaded with immunity boosting ingredients that will help soothe inflammation and your digestion. It’s delicious, warming and will rev up your metabolism!