4 Beverages to Beat the Chinese New Year Heat

We all love the Chinese New Year festivities — the red packets (of course!), home baked cookies, (nosy) relatives and just non-stop mouth watering food but with that also comes the blazing hot weather!

How many of you recall our post from last year on how to avoid overeating? We hope you found it helpful and we understand that it is difficult to resist the excessive indulging but in case you want to avoid fatigue and bloating, here are some beverage recipes to keep you energised during those reunion meals, gambling sessions and house visits.

Cha Cha the Bloat Away!

Boost your immune system with a beverage rich in antioxidants!

What You Need:

Snow Pear Ginger

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Traditionally for cough relief from all the cookies you’ll be indulging in. The ginger in this will reduce bloating. Gotta fit into those Chinese New Year cheongsams!

What You Need:

  • 2 Asian Pears – peeled
  • 1.5 tablespoons rock sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried Goji berries
  • 6 dried Chinese dates
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1/2 ginger – peeled and sliced

Lemongrass Lemon Tea

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Fresh, cooling tea to combat exhaustion and speed up digestion

What You Need:

  • 3 bags of brewed tea of your preference. I would go with Darjeeling or English Breakfast
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups roughly chopped lemongrass stalks
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lemon – squeezed
  • Ice cubes

Detox to Retox

Basil Lemonade Sylvia Fountaine
The detox beverage for those with bold palates

What You Need:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh basil – blended
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes

If you’re trying out these recipes, don’t forget to share it on social media and tag us!

In any case you need protection from the post-festivities bloating, we have the Freedom High Waist Legging and Power High Waist Legging to protect that food baby.

Wishing you and your family an auspicious Lunar New Year!


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