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Winter Warmer Beverage Blends

Hot holiday drinks with a protective, medicinal twist.

Course: Condiments
Author: Sabrina @ Straits Road Kitchen
Ingredients
Beaming Beetroot Hot Cacao (brews ~8 cups)
  • 45 g (1/2 cup) cacao powder (sub carob powder for caffeine-free alternative)
  • 40 g (7 1/2 tbsp) collagen powder
  • 16 g (2 tbsp) beetroot powder
  • 6.5 g (32 no) rose petals, crushed
  • 5 g (2 tsp) ashwagandha powder
  • 4 g (2 tsp) Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 3 g (1 1/2 tsp) reishi powder
  • 3 g (1 1/2 tsp) mucuna pruiens powder
  • 1 g (1/2 tsp) cardamom powder
  • 1 g (1/2 tsp) turmeric powder
  • 0.5 g (1/4 tsp) cayenne powder
  • 0.25 g (1/8 tsp) black pepper powder
Immune Astragalus Herbal Chai (brews ~8 cups)
  • 18 g astragalus root
  • 18 g codonopsis root
  • 14 g reishi (optional)
  • 2 tbsp roasted burdock, dandelion or chicory root
  • 2 tbsp dried ginger (sub 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced)
  • 1 tbsp dried orange peel
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon chips
  • 1 tsp green cardamom seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1.6 L filtered water
  • 0.5 L milk of choice
Mulled Pineapple Turmeric Toddy (brews ~4 cups)
  • 1 stick Ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tsp dried ginger (sub 2 inch fresh ginger, sliced)
  • 2 1/2 tsp dried turmeric (sub 2 inch fresh turmeric, sliced)
  • 3 whole allspice berries
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 whole green cardamom
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 whole nutmeg
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 720 ml (3 cups) pineapple juice (from 2 honey pineapples)
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) orange juice (from 2 valencia oranges)
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) carrot juice (from 2 carrots)
Instructions
Beaming Beetroot Hot Cacao
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the powders until evenly distributed. Store in an airtight glass jar.

  2. To make hot chocolate, use 2 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture per 1 cup milk of choice. The collagen gives a rich mouthfeel. For extra decadence, you may melt 1/2 tablespoon of cacao chips into your hot chocolate. Sweeten to taste with coconut sugar, maple syrup, or raw honey.

Immune Astragalus Herbal Chai
  1. In a large pot, add the herbs and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 60 minutes, or until two-thirds of the original volume. Strain the decoction, add milk and sweetener of choice to preference.

Mulled Pineapple Turmeric Toddy
  1. In a large pot, add the spices and water. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the flavours have infused.

  2. Serve drink warm with a little orange peel.