A Healthy Drink for Your Whole Family When the Weather Is Chilly

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Although we know that pure, fresh water is the ideal way to quench your thirst and hydrate your body, when the weather turns cool, one of the most comforting ways to warm up and de-stress is by sipping a cozy and satisfying cup of something warm to drink. 

However, many warm beverages are made with sugar and dairy products, which you may wish to avoid. Homemade oat milk is quick and simple to make, and with the addition of nut butter and cinnamon, makes a cup of pure joy that is caffeine-free, with no dairy or refined sugars that you and your family can enjoy any time of the day or night. Try the below healthful recipe for a cozy cup of great flavor, contentment and relaxation. 

Warm Cinnamon Oat Milk

1/2 cup organic rolled oats

 2 cups pure, filtered water**

 2 whole pitted dates

 1 tbsp peanut, almond butter or tahini 

 1 tsp vanilla extract 

 1 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

 Pinch of salt

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add additional dates, or a little honey or maple syrup if more sweetness is desired. Pour the contents through a fine strainer. Then simply warm in a pan over medium heat, pour into two mugs and sprinkle extra cinnamon on top if desired. The recipe can easily be doubled for four servings and leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

(Use leftover pulp in smoothies, pancakes, muffins, brownies or quick breads to lighten the calories, and add fiber and nutrients).

**For the most healthful and delicious beverage, remember to use the all-natural, pure, and fresh water that a high-quality filtration system can provide. Brita PRO’s reverse osmosis filtration system improves both the taste and quality of your drinking and cooking water.  

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