Chocolate isn’t the only comforting hot drink to warm you up and many won’t have you hitting the treadmill to ditch the extra kilos
WINTERby the fire is withfive sleepsa hot chocolateaway and in with hand.it brings Unfortunately,cosy nights this sitting brings Ditch a winterfew extra weight kilos this too. season and warm up with a healthy twist We’veto the sipped classic our latte.way around Coast cafes to find six of the tastiest, nutritious and oh-so comforting hot drinks to try this
A dandelion latte sounds pretty but its health benefits pack a
serious punch. Rich in vitamins A and C, plus iron and calcium, consuming dandelion root is thought to provide relief from liver
disorders, digestive troubles, urinary disorders, acne, diabetes, anemia and more. It also helps maintain strong bones, healthy weight and skin. Get your daily dose of the latte medicine at
CK Wholefoods, 17 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba.
Matcha green tea latte
It’s no secret that green tea is a super drink, but matcha
green tea lattes are turning up the heat, providing 137 times
more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. In fact, just one serving of matcha provides the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea. So what is this wonder ingredient?
Matcha is a finely grounded powder of specially grown and processed green tea, allowing consumption of the entire leaf. Find your perfect green-infused latte match at Greenhouse Cafe,
5/8 Ormuz Ave, Caloundra.
When in need of a winter flu defence, give chicory a go. This
herbaceous plant is a great source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K,
as well as zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid and potassium. The Velo Project on 19 Careela St, Mooloolaba,
makes a detoxifying chicory latte that combats inflammation,
aids digestion and boosts immunity. A perfect winter defence. Turmeric latte
Most home chefs are familiar with using turmeric in curries,
but turmeric lattes are making a splash in cafes as the latest must-try health drink. Commonly referred to as “golden milk”
and inspired by the Indian home remedy used to soothe a sore throat, this invigorating cup of wellness will help fight winter
congestion, colds and even skin problems. Milk and Beans Coffee House at 22/156 Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headland, has
started brewing just in time for the cold and flu season. Chai tea latte
Fresh is best and when it comes to a chai mix, New Earth
Cafe’s home-made organic spiced chai is bursting with goodness. This coffee alternative is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, high cholesterol and tooth decay. New Earth Cafe serves its wonder mix in a teapot with a side of honey and your choice of soy, almond or
coconut milk. Drop in to 21–37 Birtwill St, Coolum Beach, and drink up.
Sweet beetroot and cacao latte
Combining beetroot’s powerhouse health benefits reducing
blood pressure, increasing blood flow, improving stamina as well as protecting the heart and bones with raw cacao’s high antioxidant levels, vitamin C, omega 6 fatty acids and the highest wholefood source of magnesium, a beetroot and cacao latte is the chocolate version of liquid gold. Try this unusual yet sweet combo at Decisions Cafe, 10 Capital Pl 4, Birtinya.
A turmeric latte helps fight winter congestion, colds and even skin problems.
CK Wholefoods’ matcha green latte, tumeric latte and dandelion latte.
Decisions Cafe’s beetroot and cacao latte.