To Brew / Winter Glow Tonic

 
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     Hi there! I don't know about you, but I've been having to adjust my skincare and water intake, to make up for the crazy dry winter we are enduring. Missouri always seems to be humid, but this winter, it has flipped the switch! In turn, my skin has been about the driest I can ever remember! I've added a facial oil, started drinking even more water than I already was (which is a lot), and now - this winter glow tonic. So far, so good! 

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      I've been able to re-balance, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric. I posted a golden milk drink awhile back, and this is a riff on that - but this one is more catered to this particularly challenging season. My best friend Cat got me a trio of herbal supplement powders, which you can add to warm or cold drinks, and I'm loving all of them! For a warming winter drink, I've turned to the Golden Turmeric. It includes turmeric (obvs), ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and pink salt. So simple! The ginger is the real kicker though, as it boosts your immune system. I think we could all use some of that this time of year!

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      This tonic is my favorite thing for an afternoon pick-me-up, and I wanted to share how I make it today! Ya know, just in case anyone else needs a little something to perk up their dark winter days. Get the how-to below!

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Ingredients:

- 1 cup of cashew milk (or any kind of milk you like!)

- 1 tsp. of golden turmeric blend (you can also use just straight up turmeric, up to you!)

- 1 tbs. of honey

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Directions:

1. Heat your milk until warmed through, then stir in your turmeric and whisk in your honey. Enjoy!

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Tuesday! I'll see you back here on Thursday with a review of my new favorite cookbook!

To Try Golden Milk

 

     Good morning! Today, I'm sharing a new discovery of mine that is super healthy and nutritious, but also tastes good. It's turmeric! Turmeric is found in Asia, and has been in use for thousands of years, mostly for dye and for its medicinal benefits. Let that mention of dye be a warning. Anything turmeric + liquid touches, it stains, and while the gorgeous Goldenrod color is pretty, most wouldn't want their napkins and shirts splotched with it. You don't have to worry about your mugs or spoons, just any cloth material. Don't get too messy, and you'll be fine!

     Back to the turmeric, I decided to give it a try because I can always benefit from anything anti-inflammatory, and lattes are never bad, so this recipe sounded perfect. Turmeric is available at most grocery stores in the spice aisle, so go pick some up and make this delicious drink!

Recipe: yields one Golden Milk latte

- 1 tbsp. of turmeric

- 1 cup of almond milk

- 1 tbsp. of honey

- 1 tsp. of cinnamon

- a pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Step one - Boil your almond milk over medium heat until bubbling, then whisk in your honey, turmeric, cinnamon, and salt.

Step two - Pour your drink into your favorite mug and serve with something complementary to the cinnamon flavors, like pumpkin spice waffles! Bailey sure loved those. Enjoy!