Switching to healthier drink options doesn’t have to be a big problem. There are a lot of great choices for drinks that fight inflammation available that you can easily buy. Many of us just go to Starbucks or nearby beverage stores, but there’s a better way! Prepare them yourself at home with fresh, organic ingredients.
Popular anti-inflammatory drinks made with ingredients such as chili powder, cayenne, matcha green tea, turmeric, leafy greens, fruits and nuts that can be bought from local shops can be made at home–which is usually a much healthier option. The goal is to fight inflammation.
**Take note that many of the drinks you really love like coffee and soda are filled with toxins and excess sugar.
“Make healthier homemade versions
of your favorite store-bought drinks
with anti-inflammatory ingredients.”
Learn how to create these healthy drinks now and make the big switch.
DIY Starbucks Chile Mocha
Instead of the usual cappuccino that you buy from Starbucks, why don’t you try Chile Mocha? It also tastes great, but it contains more nutrients that are perfect for your health. If you are not the type who spends a lot of money on drinks, you can just buy the ingredients and prepare Chile Mocha at home.
How to make it: You will need organic cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, cinnamon, chili powder and a pinch of cayenne. These ingredients can be easily mixed. You may also add organic coffee if you want and 6 ounces of non-dairy milk. However, the cocoa with a little bit of spice alone is more than enough for you to enjoy this drink.
It is rich, creamy and a bit spicy. There’s this little kick on this drink that will make you fall in love with it.
DIY Starbucks Green Tea Latte
Another great option at Starbucks is the Green Tea Latte. It has also become more popular as people become aware of the benefits they get from drinking green tea.
How to make it: To prepare this drink at home, you simply need to buy 1-2 packages of organic matcha green tea powder. As long as it is quality matcha, it is good enough. You have to add 1 teaspoon of hot water on the matcha just to let it melt. This prevents having lumps on the drink.
The result is a perfect smooth blend. In a separate saucepan, add non-dairy milk and sweetener of choice. Heat the milk up until the bubbles begins to appear. Don’t bring it to a complete boil. Turn it off and mix it with your green tea blend. Not only is this drink healthy, it also has an amazing taste.
DIY Jamba Juice Great Greens
At first, you might find the taste of this drink a little weird. It takes time to get used to. However, you can create a version of this drink to make it easier to swallow.
How to make it: The main ingredient is a cup of green vegetable juice. It contains carrots, spinach, kale, lettuce and other greens. The taste is really bitter. For your homemade version, use organic vegetables, fruits and juices.
This is why you need to add slices of bananas, peaches and ¼ cup of organic apple juice and organic strawberry juice. These mixed fruits create a balance that makes the drink taste better. Place all of them in the blender until a smooth consistency is reached.
*You can also juice your own organic fruits and vegetables to make a fresher, healthier, organic version of the Naked Juice Green Machine.
DIY Smoothie King Super Nutty Grain
How to make it: To create this super healthy smoothie, you need 1 small banana, ¼ cup of unsweetened peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or sweetener or choice, 1/3 cup of homemade vanilla almond milk, ice and ¼ cup of organic apple juice–freshly juiced apples would be awesome! Simply place all the ingredients in the blender until a smooth consistency appears.
You’ll get lots of nutrients from apples, nuts and banana. The taste is also yummy. Choosing this drink over other options won’t be difficult for you.
DIY Turmeric Latte
This drink is quite easy to prepare. It is also a perfect alternative to your usual glass of coffee.
How to make it: You only need 1 cup of unsweetened homemade almond milk. Coconut milk may be used too. You should also have 1 tablespoon of fresh turmeric root, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Maple syrup may be used as a sweetener and a pinch of black pepper for a little kick may also be used.
Simply combine the turmeric powder with boiling water to create a paste. You can mix it and stored on the fridge for up to 5 days. To start creating this drink, simply warm the milk in a small saucepan. Then, add the ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. Pour the coconut oil and gradually heat it up until melted. You may use a wire whisk to create foam.
Just keep on stirring it until the ingredients are heated through. Maple syrup may be added in the end plus a sprinkle of cinnamon.
*In the mood for a Ginger Tea Latte? Simply peel and boil fresh ginger root, add a sweetener of choice plus almond milk and enjoy!
Now that you know how to make these healthier options, it is time to make the switch.
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