February 08, 2013 2 min read
As the temperatures dip lower… and lower… and lower… we can start to feel like all we want to do is stay indoors, put on a movie, and cozy up to the couch. And you know what? When it feels like -35 outside, we’re going to support you doing just that! Book a night off for yourself and plan a comfy cozy evening complete with a warming bath with essential oils or epsom salts; a delicious comfort-food meal like chili or soup; and your favourite book, TV show, or classic movie with a warm cup of comfort between your hands. And today, we’re going to share with you some of our favourite drinks to warm you from the inside out!
First is a classic favourite that’s actually featured in Janet Jacks’ new book, Discover the Power of Food. It’s completely warming, delicious, and blood sugar balancing so you can enjoy it without any guilt. Without further adieu, Peppermint Hot Cocoa!
Pour the boiling water over cocoa powder, vanilla, and sweetener. Add tea bag and steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove, stir, and enjoy! Next, we have another delicious hot chocolate recipe: Mayan Hot Cocoa. A little on the spicy side, it takes warm drinks to a whole new level!
Mayan Hot Cocoa
1 cup boiling water
2 tbsp Cocoa Camino cocoa powder
A touch of vanilla extract
A touch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
Stevia or honeyto taste
Pour the boiling water over the other ingredients and stir. If you’re looking for something less chocolatey, we’ve got a delicious immune-boosting tea recipe for you as well. The mix of fresh herbs and spices is stimulating and invigorating for your immune system, offering great health benefits. Let us know what you think!
1/8 inch piece of fresh organic ginger root, peeled and chopped
1/8 cup dried chamomile flowers or 2 chamomile tea bags
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
juice of 1 organic lemon
stevia or honey, to taste
In a pan on the stove, add all the ingredients except the sweetener. Cover with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Pour into a mug and enjoy! Try out one of these great beverages tonight while you’re cozied up on the couch. Or, let us know one of your favourite warm drinks! Stay warm and enjoy.
Katie has worked in the natural health & wellness industry for over 10 years and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is passionate about eating #feelgood food and recognized that this might look different for each and every person. She truly believes that in a healthy lifestyle, you can have your cake and eat your kale, too! Follow her on Instagram @katielmitts
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