Hot & Healthy

Thaw your wintry bones with these four beverages

By Robert Beauchamps

Baby, it’s cold outside. Before you brave another frostbitten Montreal morn, fortify with something hot and good. Try all four of our favourite healthy and hot beverages.

Ginger tea
Let’s start with the simplest beverage to brew. Ginger tea is not only a remedy for stomach aches, bloating, and nausea, it fortifies the body. Grate a small piece of peeled ginger root into a cup. Pour boiled water overtop and let it steep for 10 minutes.

Twisted hot chocolate
Add the milk of your choice to a pot and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add cacao powder and stir. Whisk in turmeric and cinnamon. Add a teaspoon or two of honey and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Whip until mixture thickens. 

Golden milk latte
Golden milk — also known as turmeric milk — is an Indian drink traditionally made by warming up milk with turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. Feel free to use your favourite plant-based milk. Not only does golden milk deliver an anti-inflammatory punch and boost immunity, it’s delicious. Combine golden milk and strong coffee for a hot and healthy pick-me-up.

Green tea latte
Spoon matcha green tea powder into a mug. The matcha is made from quality tea using whole leaves, which makes it a more potent source of nutrients than regular green tea. Add raw cane sugar to taste. Then add three teaspoons of warm water to make a paste. Pour in some warm milk and whisk until smooth. Sure, you can hand over $5 to your local barista every day, but why not try making your own at home?


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