It has been waaaaay too long since I’ve shared the musings of my mind. I have been traveling a great deal, and adjusting to the inevitable fallout of staying true to my heart (more on that later.) It’s been too difficult for me to staple my bum to a chair long enough to share what I’ve been up to. Here is a summary of what you’ve missed––my latest tonic alchemy experiments that resulted in seductive sippers such as a Salted Almond Butter Chai Latté (recipe to come), and a detoxifying froth that seriously ‘ups the ante’ on your morning lemon water routine (recipe below).
I also made some house pickles using tri-colored carrots, okra, asparagus, cauliflower, and cucumbers, and I’ll be gifting that recipe soon. For St. Patty’s Day, I shared a recipe for Cabbage Soup on Aloha.com that can be enjoyed anytime, and I finally paid a visit to my hairstylist after shamefully allowing thirty weeks to pass!
I’ll be catching up with you soon on a recent interview with Krylyn Peters of the Creativity and Wellness Summit, where I talk about self-love and gut tuning-in (some of my favorite topics.) I’ve also been speaking up lately on Instagram about how Intermittent Indulgences Avert Deprivation (Sound too good to be true? It’s not!) I’ll share what this is all about next week. Also next week, I will update you on our Cultivating the Art of Balance + Mindful Living 6-day journey in Costa Rica. You might want to reserve your space! Rooms are booking up quickly.
For now…let’s get this frothy, ginger-spiked lemon and apple sipper between your lips.
Makes: 1 (approx. 12-ounce) froth
1/2 medium apple, chopped (I used a tart Granny Smith)
1 1/2 medium lemons, skin cut away, with pith still intact (Remove seeds if you wish. I left them in.)
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger (no need to peel)
1 cup cold filtered water
1 sachet of Progurt probiotic powder (optional, but highly recommended)
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend for twenty seconds on max speed. Enjoy the frothy goodness as you sip slowly!
This is an excellent tonic base for a cold remedy as well. If you’d like to craft for that purpose, omit the probiotic powder, and heat to warm over the stove. Add a few drops of liquid echinacea and elderberry, one to drops of oregano oil, 6-8 drops of liquid astragalus, or any other cold slaying tinctures you can get your hands on. Stir and sip.