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Drinks to help you relax at home

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Home relaxation after a long day is very important for maintaining mental balance. It is important to do something just for yourself at least once in a while, without worrying about work and other responsibilities. So here are some drinks that you can prepare at home to make your relaxation even more enjoyable

Coffee

Very often we drink coffee in the morning rush, without having the opportunity to really feel its taste and aroma. So why not change that and make drinking coffee a little ritual? Get up a few minutes early, brew yourself a cup of your favorite coffee, and sip it in silence, unhurried. Think about what you’d like to do that day, think about what you’re grateful for, and get inspired to take action. This will certainly make your day a little nicer and you will be less stressed. After all, how you start the day affects how it goes. Depending on what you like, you can choose single-origin coffees such as the intense, spicy Indian coffee or the slightly softer, slightly nutty Brazilian coffee. But if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your morning beverage, you can also opt for coffee blends. Chances are, this will make you fall in love with coffee brew all over again and you’ll need more – 1 kg bean coffees seem to be just the right amount of those special beans 🙂 .

Golden milk

Golden milk is a drink that not only seems like a bit of luxury, but also has many health benefits. It will be perfect as an addition to a relaxing getaway, especially on autumn or winter evenings. Its preparation is very simple. You need milk, it can also be vegetable, turmeric, which will give it a beautiful golden color and has health-promoting properties, coconut oil honey and something spicy and warming, such as cayenne pepper or ginger. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves or cardamom will also work perfectly as an addition to the golden drink. Such milk is delicious, warming, and it also has extremely powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It will also be perfect if you have a lot of stress and your mood is significantly lowered, as it also has antidepressant and anti-anxiety potential.

Cherry juice

If you want to significantly lower your stress levels and improve your sleep quality, then cherry juice will also be a great drink. It is quite tart on its own, so you can add it with a bit of honey to tea, such as green tea, which also reduces various kinds of tension. A drink made of finely crushed ice and cherry juice will also be great for hot days. You can also add natural sweeteners such as erythol or stevia. Research confirms that people who drank cherry juice daily had significantly increased levels of serotonin, the hormone of happiness.

Non-alcoholic drinks

Alcohol does not have a good effect on our nervous system, so if you want to really relax, it is worth putting it aside. Instead, you can make yourself a non-alcoholic drink that is just as tasty. To make the most popular drink, the mohito, the non-alcoholic variant, you will need mineral water, a drink such as Sprite, half a lime, 2 teaspoons of cane sugar and fresh mint. Drinking it, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation and have the opportunity to fully relax at home.

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