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Top 9 Healthy Winter Drink Recipes For You

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With the temperature dipping everyday, I am sure that staying warm is always on your mind. These winters swap the endless ups of tea and coffee with some healthy hot drinks and I have short listed Top 9 Healthy Winter Drink Recipes For You so that you warm up to these without adding the calories to your hot cuppa.


 


Very Merry Punch


This spiced hot wine punch is the perfect answer to winter blues. With the blended flavors of red wine, apple, orange, and pineapple this hot healthy winter drink will be a hit among your folks and will fetch you lot of appreciation. A glass of very merry punch contains 199 calories almost zero fats and cholesterol.


 


Whispering  Wreath


Give the classic hot buttered rum an unusual twist with this drink. The ingredients contain many healthy herbs such as mint leaves, sage leaves and bitters. The drink can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. It is reheated at the time of serving. Whispering Wreath has 178 calories, 2g fat, 6mg of cholesterol besides carbohydrates, sodium and potassium.


 


Sleigh Driver


It is a non alcoholic hot beverage and children can enjoy this warm drink too. It is pretty healthy and consists of ingredients like pear, cranberries, apple cider, ginger and vanilla extract. The drink is high in fiber content due to presence of fruits. A serving of Sleigh Driver contains 169 calories, zero fat and cholesterol, and other minerals like potassium, and sodium.


 


Spiced Hot Cider


Another healthy winter drink recipe ideas includes the Spiced Hot Cider. The main ingredients include apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and apple brandy. To make it healthier and non alcoholic swap the apple brandy for cinnamon flavored syrup. Each serving of this hot cider has 143 calories, zero fat and cholesterol.


 


Spiced Hot Chocolate


This one is a big hit and favorite with anybody who has tried it. The taste of hot chocolate combined with some spices is just what you need to warm up in winters. Hot cocoa, cinnamon sticks, chili powder and nutmeg all blend wonderfully giving you the rich flavor of this drink. Takes only 5 minutes to make and with decent number of calories (175), this one is a must try.


 


Hot Chocolate


This one is the king of all the hot winter drink recipes. Its neither too sweet nor spicy. Just the right mix of cocoa, milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon powder. You can whisk this in a blender or use a frother to obtain a more rich and frothy texture. It is a healthy nutritious drink and one serving contains about 312mg of Calcium.


 


Mulled Wine


This one is a good winter drink recipe idea and is perfect for midwinter season. To remain in high spirits try this hot drink that contains, red wine, nutmeg, cardamom, orange and lemon peel and some spices. Mulled wine contains only 104 calories and zero fat and cholesterol.


 


Eggnog


Don’t get me wrong here and no its not a kids drink. This has fewer calories than the traditional eggnog. Eggnog can be made ahead and kept in refrigerator for up to 2 days. Each serving of this hot cup has just 142 calories (traditional eggnog has 300 calories).


 


Frothy Hot Chocolate


You can add a special touch to the usual hot chocolate cup by whipping it to give it a creamy illusion. The coffee liqueur used in the original recipe can be replaced with one tablespoon of brandy. It’s a sheer bliss to drink this hot and frothy cup in the chilling weather.


I am sure that some of the drinks mentioned here must have captivated your imagination and you are all set to try them.


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