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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

Life & Style Weekend - - WELCOME // INSIDE TODAY -

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

win­ter.

Dan­de­lion latte

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.

Chicory latte

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.

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A turmeric latte helps fight win­ter con­ges­tion, colds and even skin prob­lems.

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CK Whole­foods’ matcha green latte, tumeric latte and dan­de­lion latte.

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De­ci­sions Cafe’s beet­root and ca­cao latte.

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