Music: Audioslave on shuffle on my iPod: Out of Exile, Revelations, & Audioslave
Today's smoothie: fresh organic parsley, frozen organic strawberries & raspberries, banana, bit o'avocado
When the weather turns cold, instead of dessert, I enjoy drinks that warm me up. Since I now live in a house that has steam heat, I'm not as cold as I used to be since it's a more evenly distributed heat, but I do enjoy something tasty and warm in the winter anyway. Here are some of my favorites:
Someone very sweet (thanks, Gail!) gave Jim and I this unique & interesting tea as a housewarming gift. They are tea leaves hand-sewn into the shapes of flowers! The box is made out of bamboo (which, now that I've drank all the tea, I now use to store band-aids!). A variety of white, green, & black teas. When you pour boiling water over it, they "bloom" into pretty flowers. I don't have a clear glass teapot, so I just used a clear glass mug. It looks a little odd, but it's a nice idea. I'm thinking my mother-in-law (a big tea drinker) might really like these.
This one was a green tea with an star anise on top.
2 heaping tsp of good quality cocoa
1 C soymilk (or hazelnut milk or almond milk, your choice)
sweetener of your choice to taste (stevia, agave nectar, turbinado sugar)
Warm all in a saucepan until cocoa is dissolved; make it as hot as you like it. I use my espresso machine to just heat it all up into a nice, light, and frothy delight.