3 Hot Beverages To Keep You Healthy This Winter

We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what about when apples (and other healthy produce) are out of season and hard to find?

Staying hydrated is one of the most important secrets to staying healthy, and there are plenty of hot beverages that will both boost your immune system and keep you warm when the weather outside is frightful.

Hot Apple Chai-der - This raw beverage is a blend of the two most delicious winter beverages, apple cider and chai tea. The drink starts off with regular apple cider, then kicks things up a notch with warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Learn how to make it by watching the video below!

Cocoa Mojo Superfood Hot Chocolate – This delicious take on healthy hot chocolate is a favorite among winter hikers and mountain climbers. Made by Enerhealth Botanicals, it’s enhanced with herbal polysaachrides from four different medicinal mushrooms, Ganoderma lucidum, Cordyceps Sinensis, Agaricus Blazei, and Coriolus Versicolor to build immune function and help you stay healthy during flu season.

Green Tea: A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that taking a green tea extract reduced the number of sick days and the severity of cold symptoms felt by participants. Drinking several cups of hot green tea a day throughout the winter can help you to fight off the cold and flu symptoms that will try to drag you down.

Know of another healthy, hot beverage that belongs on this list? Share it in a comment!

Also check out:
Hot Apple Cider Three Ways
Healthy Hot Cocoa
Seven Warming Winter Herbs (Slideshow)

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Melinda K.
Past Member 2 years ago


Mai Forrester
Mai Forrester3 years ago

Ginger tea...fresh grated ginger in a teapot or thermos with hot water poured over it and steeped for a good 15 minutes or more. Add honey to taste if desired. Two powerhouse foods that tackle a multitude of ills and warm you right to your toes!

When we are sick with colds, coughs, and/or sore throats I make what the family call "The Burny Stuff!" It is fresh grated ginger, a cinnamon stick, three cloves, sage, and marshmallow flowers all boiled together in a litre and a half of water for 20 minutes. I keep it in a thermos jug, we drink small cups of it throughout the day, adding a little honey as an added sweet, antibacterial soother. A squeeze of lemon is sometimes also added for a vitamin C boost.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago


Delanee Ramdon
.4 years ago

Great info.

Fiona N.
Fiona N.4 years ago

Omg. The Hot Apple Chai-der sounds amaaaazing!

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago


Jay Evas
Jay Evas4 years ago

fresh organic chicken noodle soup has alwaysworked for me.

Heather D.
Heather D.4 years ago

I live in South Korea, and it has been really cold this winter. (It is snowing right now as I type this comment.) Hot drinks are definitely useful. Thanks for the ideas!

Raluca Anghel
Raluca Anghel4 years ago

i love green tea!thanks

Audrey Harry
.5 years ago

fresh ginger tea!!