Is there such a thing as a warm smoothie for those moments when one just cannot fathom drinking something cold? Yes! In fact, I find it is the perfect solution for defrosting my frozen self following the dangerously icy trek from the car to the front door… here is one that I absolutely can't wait to get home to make, just as eskimo mode starts to set in & become my mindset:
honeycrisp apple ½ cup hemp or almond milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract raw organic honey ground cinnamon allspice adventurous souls may try to add other ingredients ~ some ideas… ginger star anise raisins dates figs walnuts pecans almonds banana maple or pecan syrup
Blend, then heat however you prefer… pour into a nice big mug & sprinkle with cinnamon!
One of the most decadent luxuries in a particularly frigid winter is that of a long soak in a steamy bath with a lovely cup of tea, aromatic spices carried through the escaping steam from the tub… talk about cozy!
So, I tried combining the two into one… why not infuse my bath with those same spicy ingredients? Why not have the real deal as opposed to those "scented" store bought bath soaks? Hey, what a novel idea!
All in a "sachet" (a cheesecloth tied with string will do the trick), I very simply combined the following ingredients…
I have to admit, I love snow. I love winter. It makes appreciating those special little things like getting cozy that much more special. After all, how can there be such a harmonious balance of awesomeness without such "polar" opposites? lol… anyway, this morning I decided to celebrate the loveliness and beauty of winter by treating myself and concocting a yummy green tea latte! Yum!
~ ingredients ~
hemp milk (only because I'm slightly allergic to almond milk)
Himalayan white honey
1 teaspoon of matcha, heat milk (do not boil) & add, stir in honey to taste depending on one's own desire for sweetness… there should be a slight froth on top… sprinkle some cinnamon on top & add a lil love!
oh, just made these apple cider donuts this morning, all natural ingredients of course…