Here is a recipe for one hot drink to warm up your cold, cold winter days.

Warm apple cobbler

This recipe is a cold-weather favourite. It’s a warm, nurturing drink that you can take anywhere in a thermos. Because ginger and cinnamon improve circulation and generate heat in your body, they help keep you warm all day long.

Ingredients

2 apples (preferably firm and tart)

1-inch piece fresh ginger

1 banana

3 dates, soaked and pitted

1 pinch cinnamon powder

½ cup water or milk/soymilk

Directions

Juice the apple and ginger, then blend the juice with the remaining ingredients. Pour into a small saucepan and gently heat until just under a boil. Remove from the heat and serve. If you like it tangy, add a squeeze of lemon juice.

Makes one generous serving.

Benefits

Well-known energisers like apple, date, and banana make this a good drink to start your day. Dynamic spices like ginger and cinnamon stimulate your digestive fire and metabolism. This combination is also a tasty way to strengthen your immune system and keep yourself regular.