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Are you feeling a little run down?
When you need a pick-me-up, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a mug of something warm to help you get back into fighting shape again. That said, some hot beverages are a little better for you, health-wise, than others.
Whether you’re looking to replace your sugar-filled morning latte or want to mix-up your afternoon eye-opener, and aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.
Here are a few healthy warm drinks to help chase whatever ails you, away
1. Lemon Water
A cup of hot lemon water may sound boring, and maybe even a little gross. But, this toasty and delightfully citrusy choice is a triple-threat when it comes to healthy drink options.
We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water during the day. And as beneficial as water alone is, warming it up, and adding a squeeze of lemon, unlock a plethora of added benefits you would miss out on otherwise.
From adding a helpful shot of vitamin-C to your diet, warm lemon water can also aid in digestion and even improve your skin.
2. Vegan Hot Cocoa
Hot chocolate may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of healthy hot drinks. But, with a few simple tweaks, this snow day staple can become an ultra-healthy treat you can enjoy all day long.
After all, chocolate is great for your health.
Swap regular milk for a healthier vegan option, like protein-rich plant-based milk, and processed sugar for a more natural sweetener like honey or stevia,
3. Chai Latte
As healthy and delicious as a plain cup of chai can be, it’s a bit lacking in the caloric department — which means while it may taste good, it’s not going to give you much in the way of energy.
Fortunately, with the help of a little steamed milk (or vegan milk supplement), you can transform your cup of chai into a more substantial refreshment that will give you the energy you need to take on your day. All while retaining all of the health benefits that chai already has to offer.
Aside from being rich in antioxidants and various vitamins and minerals, a traditional cup of matcha offers benefits no other beverage on this list can boast.
Matcha can also nourish your soul.
Traditional matcha preparation involves a degree of focus and meditation. If you practice regularly, matcha can help reduce stress and help you find balance in your routines.
5. Bulletproof Coffee
If you’re having trouble finding your get-up-and-go in the morning despite downing a few sugary cups of coffee, then bulletproof coffee may be your savior — as far as warm breakfast drinks go.
Start with a regular cup of black coffee, blend in a healthy scoop of high-quality butter or another fatty-calorie rich ingredient, and voila, you have bulletproof coffee.
This power-packed alternative to your average cup of joe is chock full of calories and fat. While that may not sound all that healthy, it’s just what your body needs in the morning if you want to have energy all day long.
Easy and Tasty Healthy Warm Drinks
Now that you know a bit more about a few simple and delicious healthy warm drinks, it’s time to find your favorite mug and put the kettle on.
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