It finally arrived – frost! Just the other day, the stairs leaving the house when I went to teach yoga were crystaled and slippery.
Ayurveda tells us that we get a bit wind-blown in fall and as winter approaches, we get even more so – we feel colder, circulation slows, and digestion gets windy, well, that’s a nice way to say it. Sometimes we get bogged down with fluids and excess weight with the cold, damp heaviness of the winter chill.
Take the brrrrrrr out of winter with spiced milk. Tumeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom are warming spices and added to organic milk, can help with GI issues and insomnia as well as warm you from nose to toes. Enjoy this delicious, grounding beverage.
2 c. organic milk (or soymilk if lactose intolerant)
1/2 t. tumeric powder
1/4 t. grated ginger
1/4 t. crushed black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
Heat milk and spices until boiling. Let cool but enjoy it while it’s still warm!
Adapted from Yoga + Joyful Living, Winter 2009-10.