Winter drinks

It's starting to be colder and colder in New York, and one of the ways to cope with the cold weather is to drink lots of hot tea to keep warm inside. But sometimes it's nice to try something a little bit more original than just tea. I recently discovered two very simple recipes (you really don't need much time or many ingredients) which are different from the usual winter tea or hot chocolate.

Turmeric Latte

Also called golden milk, this drink is very comforting and its taste isn't too strong at all. Turmeric is famous for being a strong anti-inflammatory ingredient, and for helping to flush out toxins, so it's perfect when you feel weak and cold and you need a warm, sweet drink.

What you need :

  • 2 cups of your favorite plant based milk
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (which should be organic, for it keep all its properties)
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Agave syrup

Warm up the milk and add the spices before boiling. Then add the agave syrup to adjust to your taste, and enjoy. You can also add, depending on your taste : ginger, cardamom, and black pepper. You can also make it stronger adding more turmeric, mine is pretty "light", as you can see in the pictures, because I wanted a subtle taste.

 

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Ginger Latte

This drink has a stronger taste, so I feel it's better to drink it when you are a little bit sick and you want a stronger boost to relieve your nose and throat. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and to lower the risks of infections. You can also infuse your tea in it for a great morning winter drink.

What you need :

  • 3 tbsp of ginger juice (better freshly made)
  • 2 cups of plant based milk
  • Agave syrup

Like for the turmeric latte, simply warm up the milk, and add the ginger juice before boiling. Add agave syrup (or any other sweetener you like) until it's adjusted to your taste.