It’s getting cooler, which means it’s time for something warm & comforting! Check out our healthy winter drinks for kids which warm, comfort & nourish!
It’s interesting to see how people’s appetites change when seasons change, isn’t it? When it gets warmer, we crave more fluids and watery foods, and heavy greasy dishes are a put off. However, when the weather gets cooler, all we want to do is curl up in warm clothes and sip on something creamy and comforting!
And that’s exactly what we’ve brought to you today – 25 warming and comforting, and also healthy, winter drinks for kids and the rest of the family. Most of these can be made with ingredients you already have at home, so get ready to brew some yummy stuff that’ll have you feeling like a hug in a mug!
25 Warming and Healthy Winter Drinks for Kids
1. Healing Turmeric Tea
Our healing turmeric tea has got to be the one must have drink for winter – for kids and adults alike! Made from the Little Moppet Foods Turmeric Milk Masala, this is a delicious drink that’s sweetened with honey, although you can add jaggery or coconut sugar.
2. Tahini Hot Chocolate
Tahini and chocolate? Yes, it’s a legit recipe, according to My name is Yeh! Regular hot chocolate is pretty standard, so why not perk it up with some tahini, coconut milk and honey? This is a recipe to try out this winter!
3. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Joy Food Sunshine gives us another version of hot chocolate that’s as delicious as it sounds. And why not, when it’s got peanut butter in it! This recipe uses plant milks and coconut sugar, but you can use any milk and sweetener you like. Use homemade peanut butter for best results.
4. Multigrain Health Drink
You probably know that health drinks advertised on TV aren’t really that healthy. Which is what makes this homemade multigrain health drink all the more special! With millet, horse gram, sago and assorted nuts, this is a health drink loaded with nutrients!
5. Nutritious Homemade Chai Tea
Yes, chai doesn’t sound like a drink you’ll give kids, but Elizabeth Rider’s chai recipe is perfect for the whole family! It’s got lots of spices that make it the perfect healing and soothing drink for cold weather. You can add honey or jaggery to sweeten the drink, and adults can also go ahead and add a tea bag.
6. Immunobooster Smoothie
What’s the biggest problem once the cold weather sets in? If you’re a parent, you’re sure to answer – poor immunity. That’s why it’s recommended to add immunity-boosting foods to your diet, and while you’re at it, give your immunity an extra boost with Little Moppet Foods’ Immunobooster drink mix.
7. Ragi Badam Malt with Jaggery
Just Homemade has a drink that’s pretty filling, which is a good thing when kids tend to get more hungry during winter. This drink is made of ragi malt and almonds, along with cardamom that gives it a dessert-like flavor.
8. Sweet Potato Gingerbread Smoothie
Ever had sweet potato in a smoothie? Well, Tasty shows us that it can be done! This recipe makes the most of the vitamins in sweet potato as well as its immunity boosting benefits. You can use jaggery instead of molasses in the recipe.
9. Sprouted Ragi Malt
We know that ragi is a super food and has several benefits for kids, but you know what makes it better? Sprouting it! That’s why our sprouted ragi malt is an excellent option for winter, since the nutrients in it are made more easily absorbed.
10. Apple Pie Winter Smoothie
Fall is the season for pie in parts of the world, particularly apple pie where apples are in season. If you find an abundance of apples in the market, be sure to give Tasty’s apple pie smoothie a try. Sounds super-delicious!
11. Kesar Badam Milk Mix
Badam milk and kesar milk – two immensely popular milk drinks across India especially when the cold weather sets in. Sharmis Passions combines both these into a single kesar badam milk recipe that includes a powder mix made from scratch.
12. Golden Latte
Yes, it sounds very fancy and French to have a ‘latte’, but your toddler can also have it! All you need is milk, almond powder and a few spices to get a beautifully golden latte that smells amazing and is packed with health benefits!
13. Spiced Pear Smoothie
Pears are beautifully sweet on their own, but if you’re having trouble getting the kids to eat pears, try out this smoothie recipe from Purely Katie. With oats, banana, yogurt and pear, this is a filling smoothie that makes a great accompaniment to breakfast.
14. Hot Lemonade
Lemonade is generally a drink that’s associated with summer, but this one from Shape is the winter version! The lemon-hot water combination is great for detoxing the body, and the turmeric promotes its healing benefits. Add a sweetener of your choice to make it more palatable to kids.
15. Homemade Masala Milk
Ah, masala milk! Something that makes many of our mouths water and takes us back to our childhood! This drink is made with Little Moppet Foods’ Masala Milk Magic, which is packed with vitamin E, calcium, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep your kids healthy all winter.
16. Power Gold Smoothie
We’ve seen what a golden latte looks like, and now Super Healthy Kids shows us how to make a golden smoothie! With carrots, pineapple, orange and honey, this is a refreshing and comforting drink all in one. Not to mention the huge load of antioxidants in every sip!
17. Milagu Rasam
Rasam isn’t something you generally associate with kids, but it’s worth your while to introduce your kids to this one early on. Rasam is made with a whole lot of healing spices that make it an excellent option for anyone suffering from the sniffles. This recipe is from Cook Click n Devour and you can make a little less spicy if you like.
18. Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie
Just look at the beautiful color on that smoothie from Food Faith Fitness! And it’s not from anything artificial – that loveliness is thanks to avocado, peppermint and leafy greens. You can use spinach instead of kale and for the protein powder, you can try out the 100% natural Protein Delight powder from Little Moppet Foods.
19. Hot Turmeric Cocoa
This is a lovely comforting cup for cold winter evenings! Baby Foode gives us a simple winter drink that doesn’t need much. Apart from the basics, this recipe uses cinnamon and turmeric, and adds a dash of vanilla for a beautiful aroma and flavor that kids will love.
20. Warm Honey Vanilla Milk
Warm milk and honey – that is a combination made in heaven! Kids Activities Blog makes the most of this combination by adding some vanilla and cinnamon to amp up both the flavor as well as the healing benefits of this beverage.
21. Pumpkin Protein Shake
We love how this beverage form Love Grows Wild makes use of real pumpkin puree, and not anything canned or boxed. Combined with a banana, this turns into a super creamy and very satisfying winter drink – just skip the ice cubes. Sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
How can we miss out kadha when talking about healthy winter drinks? This beverage is commonplace in many Indian homes and is the first line of treatment for any common illness like cough and cold. Second Recipe has a kadha recipe that is pretty strongly spiced, so adjust it according to your kids preference.
23. Caramel Apple Cider
If your kids are unfamiliar with apple cider, this recipe from Super Healthy Kids will make them instant fans! While it obviously contains apple juice, it also contains dates, which takes up the nutrition level several notches higher.
24. Ginger Root Tea
The health benefits of ginger are well known, from improving digestion to soothing sore throats. In a season when metabolism is sluggish and throats get itchy, this becomes the perfect food to have! Health Home and Happiness makes the most of ginger with a lovely ginger root tea.
25. Dry Fruits Milk
Dry fruits are a good option to ensure sufficient calorie intake while keeping energy levels up and immunity high. But it can be difficult to get kids to eat their dry fruits, so making them drink it sounds like a more practical option! That’s where Little Moppet Foods’ Dry Fruits Powder can make life easier by providing it in a compact powdered format.
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