Winter Beauty Warmer
There is nothing better at times, especially during the winter, to a putting you hands around a hot mug and just smelling lots of warm winter spices, well for me personally.
There is nothing wrong with a good cup of herbal tea, or even a really good cup of coffee but why not make something super simple that has lots of health benefits. I been playing around for while and came up with this Winter Beauty Warmer recipe.
It is filled with lots of antioxidants, will help your gut, anti-inflammatory and tones of vitamins and minerals to boost. Will help you warm and glow from the inside out.
(Makes about 2 mugs full)
- Half a Stick of Cinnamon (or 1 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon)
- Half a Tsp of Nutmeg
- Half an Inch Ginger Root
- Half an Inch of Turmeric (or 1 Tsp of Ground Turmeric)
- Quarter of a Tsp of Black Pepper
- Half a Lemon
- 1.5 Tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (with Mother)
- 500 ml of Boiling Water
Optional for Sweetness:
- 1 Tsp of Honey or Maple Syrup
First, boil your water.
You need to get a large heat proof jug, I used a french press. Alternatively just use a jug but know that you will need to strain before drinking.
You will need to thinly slice the turmeric and ginger (no need to peel if you don’t want to) alternatively use ground version of the turmeric.
Now put all the cinnamon stick, ginger, nutmeg, turmeric, and black pepper in the jug. I squeeze out the lemon juice from the lemon first before putting the rest of the lemon in jug.
In found this Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Blend in Holland and Barrett, which also has mother. You can just use normal Apple Cider Vinegar and if you do feel it needs some sweetness can add some Honey or Maple Syrup. As I am using the honey blend, I put it at the same time as the other ingredients, but if not I would advise putting the ACV when drinking.
Pour in the hot boiling water into your jug and let it diffuse for a good 3-5 mins so let all the flavours can get released.
After that all you need to do is drain and drink.
I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do, and let me know if you decide to make it.