Here are some ideas if you want a warm drink but you’re off grains and dairy.
Heat up some almond or other nut or seed milk and add 2 pieces of chocolate to melt slowly. Sweeten if desired. Yummy hot chocolate my-stylie. If you don’t have chocolate, just the milk and a little sweetener is very soothing.
For a variation on the above, add a drop of peppermint essential oil.
Boil some water, add ginger pieces and let steep for a bit. I prefer this unsweetened as it tastes like cough medicine to me! You could add other things such as a drop of peppermint – very powerful, clears the sinuses and helps headaches, I find. Lemon and honey feels like Lemsip if you’re feeling a bit under the weather. Lemon and basil is really different but surprisingly tasty.
Ginger and Licorice Tea
Boil some water in a pan, add pieces of fresh ginger and some licorice root. Boil it up and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain, cool and drink. You can add some peppermint to this too for a bit of a pick me up. Licorice in the mid afternoon is great for an adrenal boost.
Dandelion Root Coffee
Heat some water with a little roasted dandelion root and roasted chicory root. Boil for 3 minutes, then strain and drink. You can add some plant milk if you like. This is also nice with chocolate, carob, date and/or honey – see how you prefer it.
Spicy Aniseed Milk
An unusual one, this one, quite well-known in Holland. Heat some milk with a star anise in it. This is nice with or without sweetener.
Chinese Soya Milk
Apparently, in China, it is quite common to have hot soya milk with some kind of sweetener OR ginger OR salt. I’ve not tried this yet myself as off soya but I presume you can use any plant milk.
Hope they give you some ideas. Do share any other warm drink ideas for us all to try. And check out the TrulyGlutenFree section here for more grain and dairy free ideas including the ever-popular snacks and breakfasts.