This time of year I'm all about staying warm. My favourite warming drink, which also happens to be a natural cold & flu remedy, is golden milk. Its combined ingredients have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and cough-soothing properties, not to mention that it tastes good, too, and is super simple to make. There are many variations out there, but I usually make my golden milk the following way:
1 cup milk (dairy or vegan)
1 tsp honey (or maple suryp for a vegan version)
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 good pinch cinnamon
+optional pinch of chilli powder, cayenne pepper or even black pepper
I gently heat up the milk - you don't want it boiling hot as it would affect the healing properties of the honey. 40°C is probably about right.
In the meantime I mix all the remaining ingredients in a mug to a smooth paste. I pour in the warm milk and mix again. That's it.
Great for those long evenings when I'm curled up under a blanket with a book, or cold stormy mornings when I wake up with a sore throat, or any time inbetween!