DANIELLA CHACE

43 Hot Drinks

HOT DRINK RECIPES

LEMON ROSEMARY TEA 

1 slice fresh lemon

1 sprig of rosemary

1 cup green tea

Steep tea leaves or tea bag in a cup of hot water and add lemon and rosemary. Drink immediately.

Serves 1

Health Tip: Both fresh and dried rosemary are rich sources of rosmarinic, a natural phenolic compound found to reduce breast cancer cell growth.

Culinary Tip: Serve with ice or green tea ice cubes if you prefer cold drinks.

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA 

1 cup green tea cubes

1 cup pomegranate juice

1 cup filtered water

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 

Calories 50  Fat 0  Carbs 7  Fiber 0  Protein 1

Health Tip: Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a phytochemical that provides protection from the development of cancer by reducing cell growth and genetic damage.

health Tip: Pomegranate juice contains nutrients that modulate estrogen receptors involved in the ER+ breast cancer subtype.

CHAI COCOA 

1 cup hemp milk

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 drops of liquid stevia

Pinch of cinnamon

Optional:

Pinch of cardamom

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of ground ginger

Pinch of black pepper

In a small saucepan, heat milk, cocoa, and stevia over medium heat. Do not boil. When steaming, remove from heat and add spices and vanilla. Serve hot.

If you prefer a creamier texture for hot drinks, use hemp or coconut milk. Or, if you prefer a lighter drink try rice, oat, or almond milk.

Serves 1

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 

Calories 101  Fat 7  Carbs 8  Fiber 0  Protein 2

Health Tip: Cocoa contains procyanidins that inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells.

WHITE TEA GINGER WARMER

2 slices ginger root

1-inch sprig of fresh rosemary

1 cup brewed white tea

Serves 1 

Steep ginger root slices and rosemary in hot tea for two minutes and drink while hot. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 

Calories 0  Fat 0  Carbs 0  Fiber 0  Protein 0

Health Tip: White tea is a rich source of catechins and polyphenols that act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

CREAMY DRINKS

MATCHA LATTE

A lightly-sweetened creamy hot matcha drink that is so easy to make at home. 

¾ cup hot coconut or hemp mylk

1 tablespoon hot water

2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey

1 ½ teaspoons matcha

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine matcha and hot water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Stir in sweetener, vanilla extract, and hot mylk of choice. Pour into a mug and enjoy immediately. 

MACA MOCHA

A rich and chocolatey beverage with powerful maca for a natural energy boost.

1 cup coconut mylk

1/ ½ tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon maca powder

1 tablespoon maple syrup or coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

Pinch cinnamon

Pinch ground black pepper

In a small saucepan, whisk all ingredients together over medium-low heat. Simmer gently for 3-5 minutes, whisking frequently. Drink immediately.  Serves 1.

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

A warming and spiced drinking chocolate with cinnamon and a touch of cayenne.

2 cups almond or cashew mylk

3 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon turmeric

Pinch nutmeg

Pinch cayenne (optional)

Pinch sea salt

Pinch ground pepper

In a small saucepan, whisk all ingredients together over medium-low heat. Simmer gently for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Divide drinking chocolate into mugs and dust lightly with cinnamon.

Serves two.