In winter, we look for warmth by buying woollen clothes, setting up bonfires and turning on the heaters. But if there is one thing that will actually give you warmth from within your body, it is what you eat.
This is why in winter, we eat a lot of ‘hot’ foods like ginger, sesame, honey, chillies, amla and others. Here are some drink recipes you must have in winter to not just feel warm but also up your immunity.
Spiced Herbal Turmeric Latte
Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Serves — 2
Tisane made with turmeric, saffron, coconut, cardamom, ginger (12 grams)
Fresh water: 2 ½ cups or 21 oz
Almond milk / Coconut milk / Low fat milk: ½ cup or 4 oz.
Nutmeg powder: a pinch
Sugar: 2 – 4 tsp
Heat 2 ½ cups or 21 oz of fresh water in a kettle up to 185°F – 194°F (85°C – 90°C).
In a separate saucepan, pour in ½ cup of almond milk / coconut milk / low fat milk and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat once boiled.
Now add in 2 tbsp. of turmeric saffron herbal tisane and a pinch of nutmeg powder to the kettle. Let the tea simmer on medium to low heat for 3 minutes.
Add in the freshly boiled milk (of your choice for vegan and dairy options) to the kettle and add in sugar. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for another 3 minutes.