With another epic snowstorm on the horizon for much of the East Coast, you may be tempted to overdose on hot chocolate (or hot toddies). And if you did just that, I would be the last person on earth to judge those life decisions!
However, if you’re looking for a warm and nutrient-dense alternative to a sugary hot chocolate or a boozy hot toddy, try making a mug of this sweet & spicy turmeric and ginger drink. The main ingredients bring a ton of flavor and also boast detoxifying and anti-inflammatory powers.
In addition to the ingredients, you really just need small pot, a stove that works, and a mug for this earthy drink.
Hot Almond Milk with Turmeric and Ginger
- 1 – 1 ½ cups almond milk
- Heaping tsp of honey (see my previous note on organic honey)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp freshly shaved ginger
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Start by heating the almond milk on the stove top over medium heat. Dissolve the honey into the warm liquid and then add the turmeric powder. Stir until it dissolves.
Avoid bringing the almond milk to a rapid boil as it will cause the milk to burn. On the side, grate 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger. Add this to the mixture as well, followed by a bit of vanilla extract. Garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Making this drink really doesn’t take that much longer than opening a packet of pre-mixed hot chocolate. And, it’s much healthier!