As the gentle chill of winter begins to fill the air we start to crave drinks to keep us warm. Sadly, a lot of our traditional staples can cause flare-ups as they contained refined sugars and other harmful ingredients. That's why, we've compiled a lit of anti-inflammatory drinks that can keep you toasty all holiday season long. Here are five festive drink ideas to enjoy during the holiday season:
1. Warming Apple Cider Tonic
There's nothing better than enjoying a nice glass of apple cider. This homemade apple cider will be even more delicious than store-bought while keeping the flare-ups at bay. This tonic contains anti-inflammatory spices including ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. And nothing can beat the taste and health benefits of fresh apples. So, rather than going to the store, make and enjoy this tasty treat instead!
A holiday staple that now you can enjoy without the worry of inflammation. This recipe is dairy-free as it replaces cow milk with coconut milk. It also uses maple syrup and real vanilla bean instead of refined sugar! Also, there's no need to add the alcohol to this recipe (unless you want it). So this drink will be delicious, creamy, and sweet without the health downsides of normal eggnog.
3. Golden Milk
Who doesn't enjoy a nice warm cup of milk to go along with your cookies? This traditional Indian drink will warm you up right away. It's a blend of hot milk and turmeric. Enjoy all of the antioxidant properties of turmeric in this delicious and warming beverage.
4. Paleo Hot Chocolate
This dairy-free hot chocolate is warm, it's creamy, and it's delicious. And there's no need to feel guilty about enjoying the chocolate in this cup. Cacao is full of antioxidants that will help your body, not hurt it! This recipe also contains anti-inflammatory spices such as ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Curl up next to the fire with a good book and your cup of delicious hot coco!
5. Santa's Red Hat Smoothie
Want a refreshing and tasty smoothie that's in the spirit of the holidays? Well look no further! This smoothie contains delicious fruits and veggies with anti-inflammatory properties such as cherries and beets. It also has cacao to add that delicious chocolatey flavor. And it's the perfect Christmas red color to match the holiday décor!
We at Psoriasis Honey want you to be able to enjoy the holiday season without the fear of flare-ups! To help, we have created an all-natural skin-care line that will protect and soothe your skin.
We have also fostered a safe psoriasis community in our Facebook group. Share your experiences and ask questions. Feel free to share additional holiday drink and dessert ideas!
We are here to help you in this journey of finding relief. We hope these beverages will keep you warm and toasty this holiday season. Enjoy the tasty drinks without the irritation.