So yea, about this transition to Spring... maybe we gotta take it slow.
I've done the meals, cut down on the meat, and already prepped for Spring detoxes to come. But, in case you missed the memo, we are experiencing freezing temperatures, icy winds, and too much snow to actually enjoy. Believe me, I reverted to my hearty winter meals mixed with some good oven-lovin' cooking, REALLY FAST. Wasn't the easiest to do, and I wish I could say I did it with a genuine a smile, but you know the way my body works, I barely made it.
How do you guys cope? Accept? Mind you, I said "accept" and not "adapt." This whole winter I thought I was right on track. I decided that I would be an Eskimo and that was okay. I've tried everything to make this new transition of work a little easier. Learning everyday something new to help my days go smoother.
It was not until a few days ago I realized I was just learning to adapt, and I was not learning to accept. Accepting the fact that winter's will always be intense, no matter how much I eat. I may have to start questioning what is possible and what is reality. Accepting that maybe the hardest and harshest of situations, will actually bring an abundance of beauty I never knew possible.
To celebrate the comeback of winter, I made you a special drink. An Ayurvedic Turmeric Latte. Turmeric has properties I believe to be as strong as any medicine. Not only an anti-inflammatory, treating ulcers, arthritis, and liver damage. It also is a preventative of colds and DNA damage, keeping you feeling and looking young. I usually take turmeric with my morning tonic, but this is a nice little midday or nighttime treat.
Mix into an a neutral milk (I use almond) with cinnamon for flavor, pepper for absorption, coconut oil for another whole slew of benefits, honey for vitamins and sweetness. A trending drink to match the already well-known and loved spice. You may adjust the ingredients how you like.
The point is to keep it simple, enjoyable, and the let the turmeric shine. Hoping this gives you a bit of comfort and warmth, while seeing the beauty in the simple things.
- ~1 cup milk
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs raw honey
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnoman
- pinch of salt and pepper
Whisk and enjoy!