10 Healthier Fall Drinks to Try
As the weather gets colder, it’s tempting to reach out for a steaming, warming drink of something hot and delicious each morning to start your day. These drinks, which are a staple of companies like Starbucks, Dunkin, and Costa Coffee, are all delicious, and are released in new flavors almost every year. Some of Starbuck’s popular offerings this fall include the legendary Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha, and the tea-based Chai Latte. While delicious, these drinks generally average around 400+ calories for the Grande, which is almost a fourth of the calories that the average woman should be consuming in a day.
If you’re looking to start the season a little healthier, here are some suggestions for drinks that will warm you up without adding excessive calories to your daily diet.
1. Ginger Tea
If you’re looking for a drink that’s soothing, warming, and healthy all in one go, you should definitely be brewing up some ginger tea this fall.
Ginger tea in its simplest form is just ginger that’s sliced and boiled in water until the liquid is pungent and spicy. There are tons of companies that sell bagged or loose ginger tea, but the simplest way is to buy a knob of ginger from the grocery store and make it from scratch. You don’t even need to peel the ginger — that’s how easy it is to make. A handful of ginger slices will make a strong tea, or you can use fewer for a less potent brew.
Ginger has tons of Vitamin C and magnesium, and has been shown to help reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and improve blood circulation. Sweeten it with a bit of honey and enjoy!