4 Warming wellness treats
With little else but dark mornings to wake up to and long exhausting evenings, it’s an understatement to say that winter may not be our favourite time of the year. Indeed, some of us would much rather fast forward to spring. However, as we surrender to those cold and crispy days, the body and soul craves hearty, warming foods to keep us happy. These deliciously simple-to-prepare hot delicacies are not only good for us, but they offer round-the-clock body satisfaction.
Ginger tea can be a great alternative to morning coffee. It will help improve digestion and bolster your circulation before you even step outside the front door. Pukka Three Ginger tea is a delicious blend of organic ginger, galangal and turmeric. As it’s naturally caffeine-free it can double up as an evening brew to settle the stomach after dinner.
Soul Soothing Soup
Bone Broth is one of those classic elixirs that not only tastes great, but is packed with collagen, amino acids and many other nutrients for whole body health. If you feel under the weather or generally run down, this really is the meal you want to cook for yourself.
Nothing beats home-made broth but if you don’t have time (say, 18 hours minimum) or energy to cook it yourself, Planet Paleo organic bone broth is your best bet. Add two heaped tablespoons to a mug of hot water and voila! Sip it like tea for warming nourishment.
Winter is for velvety hot chocolate. It’s comforting, it’s creamy, and it might even elevate the mood due to the amino acid tryptophan found in cacao. Add a pinch of cinnamon or turmeric as well to keep your stress levels in check. Try mixing Wunder Workshop Golden Mylk blend with Rude Health Hot Chocolate for the ultimate treat.