Warm Up & Slow Down With These Hot Drinks

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Winter is an optimal time for fostering reflection and contemplation. Seeking quiet time for yourself is not self-indulgent.  We know it’s important to live in tune with nature’s rhythms, and we can support our bodies in the cold wintry months with warming, sweet, and spicy beverages. Relaxing with a warm drink, savoring each sip, is a sweet way to stop rushing and tap into a little bit of happiness and wellness.

Create one of these comforting drinks to revitalize your body and nourish your soul.

 

 

 

Golden Spice Milk 

creamy, dreamy & delicious

ginger & turmeric = powerful anti-inflammatory

 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups milk (or your favorite non-dairy preference)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 inch of ginger root, grated
  • pinch of pepper
  • honey or maple syrup, to taste

Directions 

  1. Pour the milk in a small nonstick pot and add everything except the honey.
  2. Place on medium heat.
  3. Just before the milk reaches the boiling point, turn to low heat. Simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture and pour into a mug.
  5. Stir in honey or maple syrup to taste. Serve hot.

 

Ginger Lemon Brew 

simple & soothing

ginger & lemon = perfect antidote for an unhappy stomach

 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • juice from one lemon
  • honey, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the water and ginger root until it reaches a boil.
  2. Simmer for at least 5 minutes. Strain.
  3. Add lemon juice and honey. Serve hot.

 

Mint Spearmint Tea

refreshing & stimulating

add honey for healthy digestion

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small bunch of fresh spearmint and peppermint leaves
  • honey, to taste

Directions

  1. Pour boiling water over the leaves.
  2. Steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Add honey just before serving.

 

Full of Spice Cider

comforting & warming

allspice berries taste like cinnamon & nutmeg with a hint of juniper & peppercorn

 

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh, high-quality apple cider (not apple juice)
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2-inch fresh ginger 

Directions

  1. Place the cardamom, cloves, and allspice in a tea ball.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pot and slowly bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.  Steep for 10 minutes, or longer for stronger flavor.
  4. Remove tea ball and reserve the cinnamon sticks for garnish.
  5. Reheat spiced cider over low heat. Serve hot. 

 

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