In the southern hemisphere, we are well and truly in the thick of winter. And with bunkering down and feeling good on the top of our agenda at the moment, we like to think of as many hearty, warming recipes as we can to enjoy at home.
Hot teas, coffees and hot water infusions ideas are aplenty these days with combinations including everything from spices, veggies and fruits to a cheeky snifter of booze. Soups and broths are up there on our ‘getting cozy’ agenda too and have been a winter staple dating back to 20,000 BC. (1)
So, pop a wooly jumper on, light the fire, warm up the stove, boil the kettle, whatever you need to get cracking on some of our favourite winter warmers!
Simple yet effective! The classic combo of lemon and honey is both tasty and great for you. Both lemon and honey are high in antioxidants (2) and the hot beverage has been used as a healthy elixir and to soothe colds.
An innovative way to use your coffee plunger, this delicious hot chocolate using raw cacao and creamy soy is the perfect treat for a night in front of the fire.
With hearty pumpkin and a gentle warmth from the ginger, this yummy soup is super easy to make and really fills your tummy.
Being used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and mild astringent, chamomile tea (3) is made from the chamomile flower and makes a delicious and nutritious hot drink. This recipe combining blood orange and strawberries is a unique take on the traditional tea.
For something with a little extra kick, this coffee with the addition of the vanilla-anise flavour from Galliano (4) is a great treat. Easy to make and the perfect addition to the end of a dinner party or drink by the fire.
Bone broth has been around for thousands of years as food and as medicine (5). When our ancestors hunted and gathered their food, it was unheard of to waste any part of the animal, which is why boiling the bones became common. Boasting benefits from skin health to gut health, bone broth is good for you and easy to make. Try out our recipe using Nutra Organics Bone Broth Powder.
Easily a favourite of ours, the humble hot toddy has been around centuries and believed to have been invented in Scotland in the 1700s (6) . With scotch whisky being a staple at the time, lemon and honey were added to please the palates of the women in the village who disliked the harsh smokey liquor. Check out our recipe using delicious, healing manuka honey and ginger.
- Soup Maker Guide – Soup Through the Ages
- PubMD.com – Potentiating Effects of Honey on Antioxidant Properties of Lemon-Flavoured Black Tea
- NDTVfood – 13 Benefits Of Chamomile Tea For Skin, Hair And Overall Health: Drink Up!
- BareBonesBroth -Bone Broth History | Goodness Through the Ages
- makemeacocktail.com -History of the Hot Toddy