Cinnamon, remarkable for its aroma and health benefits has been used for thousands of years. Apart from using it as a flavoring agent, cinnamon can also be used for healing, weight loss or lower the body sugar. The magical spice comes with numerous health benefits.
Here are some healthy and refreshing beverages recipes you can quickly prepare using a few ceylon cinnamon sticks.
Honey and Cinnamon Tea
This honey and cinnamon tea has been claimed to help in weight loss in a fast natural way. There are countless recipes for weight loss out there, and it is dicey whether they are effective or not. But, you can rest assured about honey and cinnamon tea as it uses only natural ingredients to get prepared. You just need a few cinnamon sticks, 1 cup hot water, and organic honey. Pour water over cinnamon and when the liquid gets cooled, add honey. Your tea is ready!
If you prefer coffee to tea and enjoys sipping your hot coffee every morning, this recipe is for you. You can add cinnamon sticks before combining hot brewed coffee and sugar in the pot. Or, top your usual mug of coffee with a pinch of ground cinnamon. In either way, the primary purpose is to infuse the flavor of cinnamon to the coffee.
Cinnamon and Vanilla Milk
Even the name itself is sufficient to make our mouth water. Cinnamon if taken with milk is widely perceived as a good mixture for insomnia. So, if you also suffer from sleepless nights, you can consider taking cinnamon milk. Here, we tell you about refreshing drink prepared from cinnamon milk and flavor of vanilla. Place sugar, vanilla, milk and cinnamon sticks in a pan over low-medium heat. From time to time, keep stirring the milk and let it cook for 10 minutes. Set aside and let is cool for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks because till now flavor of cinnamon must have dissolved in the milk. Again cook for 4-5 minutes until hot. Pour the warm milk into a glass and relish.
Cinnamon is a versatile ingredient. You can try any of the recipes mentioned above. You can even add a few sticks of cinnamon or pinch of ground cinnamon to any hot and refreshing drink you like, for example, green tea with lemon, ginger tea or your favorite shake.