It’s that time of the year when we’re going to start eating a lot of rich foods for the holidays. For me it’s also that time a year when I like to take my favorite spices out: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon… and drink my favorite winter drinks like Almond Milk Chai Latte!
If you’re not a huge fan of Eggnog, or don’t drink alcohol, this recipe is a great substitute for the holidays. It’s great in autumn and winter and can be made iced for the summer months.
Given that it is made with Chai black tea, I wouldn’t drink it in the evenings. Black tea has more caffeine than green tea – approximately 72 mg per cup vs 50 mg per cup for green tea. It is high in polyphenols which are natural organic chemicals or plant compounds also present in…
Sharing my miracle drink with you today peeps. A ginger, tumeric and cinnamon detox infusion. It’s benefits ? Well it’s all about the anti-inflammatory properties in each of these ingredients. Whether it’s for digestion issues, bloating or stomach aches – for whatever reason that may be (medications, bacteria, intolerances, over-eating, over-drinking..), I call this a detox drink because it really does the job.
Let me explain why with a few fun facts about the ingredients used:
○ Contains Gingerol, a powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant
○ Reduces nausea caused by chemotherapy or medications, or morning sickness for pregnant women
○ Treats chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) because it speeds up the emptying of the stomach
○ Can reduce menstrual pain
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz
Today I’d like to share this Iced chocolate & almond milk recipe – or just a simple beverage idea for you to contemplate on. I’d like to take advantage of this article to talk a little bit about how stress factors can lead to appetite loss and share how I have learned to control it seeing as I have had this problem before.
A lot of us experience weight gain issues and battle through dietary restrictions and frustrations, but the problem can also be reversed and just as complicated to deal with. Some may say that losing your appetite for a few days is a blessing in disguise because it leads to weight loss and helps you maintain a fit bod’, but…
I’m sure all of you have had insomnia and hate it just as much as I do. I have been having episodes for the past week for the first time in a while. My trigger is anxiety, whether it is for a upcoming event or past events that I can’t get out of my head, or because my job is stressing me out… and that little voice then slowly takes over my mind just before bed to the point where I cannot sleep because I’m too busy re-living events or imagining every possible outcome to whatever is causing this anxiety. Sometimes meditation, sports or cooking just dosen’t calm my nerves and it happens.
I’m not going to tell you that I have the solution for insomnia, usually it ends in me finally falling asleep after a few days of exhaustion, but one can…
Who dosen’t need some comfort food once in a while ? Well I know life wouldn’t be as sweet without it 🙂 .
I’ve always been a big fan of hot chocolate as a little girl, and even now I still have a cup of hot cocoa once in a while. Reminds me of snowy winters cuddling up near the fireplace in the countryside while reading a good book or playing board games. It’s also one of my favorite Sunday morning beverages, for brunch or just for lazy sundays binge watching shows on the couch (oh don’t act like you don’t do it too 😉 ).
The thing with hot chocolate is it’s often full of calories, and for those who are lactose intolerant or just try not to drink too much milk for health reasons it’s not very diet-compatible. I guess…