Have you ever thought about all the health benefits you could reap from a drink? There are tons of healthy ingredients that you can use to create delicious beverages.
Relaxing with a beverage is a nice way to take a moment for yourself after a long day. It's also a great way to get a healthy dose of nutrients while you're on the go. Whip up a healthy beverage and you can take it with you in your reusable to-go cup.
Sound like a great idea? Here are some fantastic healthy beverages to try. It will amaze you how easy it is to sip your way to a healthier you!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Mmmm...nothing tastes more like fall than a warm pumpkin spice latte. The problem with traditional versions is that they are full of sugar and fat.
This version uses homemade pumpkin seed milk to supercharge its healthiness. Pumpkin seeds are full of antioxidants and brain-boosting nutrients. There's even evidence that some of the nutrients they contain can fight off Alzheimer's.
Chaga Mushroom Tea
There are quite a few mushroom varieties that are very good for you. But did you know that there is a king of medicinal mushrooms?
The Chaga Mushroom is so full of antioxidants that it falls into the superfood category. It can boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and promote brain health.
Make this delicious Chaga Mushroom Tea in order to get a good dose of its health effects. You can flavor it with either chai or vanilla for two yummy versions.
Cardamom is an excellent warm spice that can ward off stomach ulcers. Sesame seeds are full of nutrients that are anti-inflammatory and good for your heart.
This Cardamom Sipper combines these two healthy foods with coconut milk and bourbon. Try relaxing with a glass of this in the evening. It's the perfect, healthy way to unwind.
For proper functioning, your brain needs amino acids. Your brain uses these acids to create neurotransmitters. The brain uses those for communication.
Hemp seeds contain all the amino acids that your brain needs. They also contain a nice helping of omega-3s, a fatty acid essential for brain health. Deficiency of this fatty acid appears to coincide with many psychological disorders.
In other words, hemp seeds are an amazing brain food. You can make your own hemp milk in a few minutes and start reaping the benefits. Try chocolate or vanilla, or both to mix things up.
Good Old Tea
You may not realize it, but plain old tea is chock full of nutrients for better brain power. It doesn't matter what kind you drink. Black, white, green, and even herbal teas have tons of antioxidants and other benefits.
The great thing about tea is that it doesn't take any effort to make. Plus, if you can drink it without sugar, you can drink as much as you want without extra calories. It's also really relaxing to enjoy a nice hot cup of tea on a chilly afternoon.
We all know that we should eat our dark leafy greens. But let's face it, it can be hard to eat all your servings, especially when you're busy.
So drink your greens instead of this super healthy kale-avocado smoothie. Get a serving of both kale and spinach along with plenty of other healthy ingredients.
You'll get a nice dose of both Vitamin A and K. Both of these are nutrients that many people are deficient in. Top it off with a dash of Matcha powder for an energetic kick without the jitters.
Goji Berry Golden Milk
Are you having trouble sleeping? A delicious serving of Goji Berry Golden Milk may be just what the doctor ordered. Turmeric and goji berries help you sleep better and both show up in this recipe.
Turmeric also has some pretty powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, its effect is so powerful on the brain that some doctors use it to treat Alzheimer's!
On its own, turmeric has a pretty pungent taste. But, mix it up with the other spices in this recipe and you have the perfect fall beverage.
Turmeric and Ginger
While the benefits of turmeric are fresh in your mind, let's talk about the Turmeric Elixir. From the juices in this recipe, you get plenty of Vitamin C for a powerful immune boosting effect.
Ginger adds a delicious bite and some more great health benefits. It can help promote the growth of the right bacteria in your digestive system. With all the class of a cocktail, this drink is a great choice for healthy beverages.
Lychee and Kombucha Spritz
If you know anything about health food, you've probably at least heard of Kombucha. From it, you can get a host of super healthy B vitamins and antioxidants. It is also chock full of probiotics that will do wonders for your digestive health.
With all the nutrients it provides, you get a surge of energy to blast through your day. All without the crash and burn side effects of caffeine.
Try a Lychee and Kombucha Spritz. It makes a fabulous, refreshing summertime beverage.
Hibiscus is a fantastic flavor in healthy beverages. Its tangy taste is delightful and makes for a great summer beverage.
Are you looking to lose weight? Hibiscus can help ramp up your metabolism and even reduce the accumulation of fat.
If weight control isn't reason enough to try hibiscus, check out its antioxidants. It has one of particular interest called anthocyanin. There is evidence that this is a huge help in fighting cancer.
Choose Healthy Beverages
Having a drink with a friend is a lovely way to relax and spend an afternoon. But many drinks these days are full of sugar and empty calories.
Do yourself a favor and reach for one of these healthy beverages instead. And if you don't have time to whip up one of these recipes, we've got you covered.
Check out our selection of all-natural healthy beverages. It's an easy way to have a delicious drink on hand whenever you need one.
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