I love to ease the harshness of the cold weather through the use of homemade, delicious warm drinks that soothe the mind, body and soul. Right now is a beautiful time of year to experiment with spices and extracts and powders to come up with your own unique drink blend for the holidays.
I recently took three of my favorite superfoods – almonds, hempseeds, and maca powder – and combined them with a mixture of aromatic spices and extracts to create a delicious powerhouse of a drink that calms, warms, energizes and uplifts all at once. It’s also vegan and free of dairy and sugar. What would you add to yours?
Steamy Superfood Holiday Drink
Ingredients (serves 2):
2 cups homemade almond milk (learn to make it here!)
1/3 cup raw hempseeds
1 teaspoon maca powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 pinch organic stevia
To make, simply mix the ingredients together, then place on stovetop and heat on medium until desired temperature is reached. I like to then give everything a few quick pulses in the blender – this creates a smoother texture and makes the hempseeds a little easier to digest*. Top with raw hempseeds and a pinch of cinnamon.
Make this drink at your next holiday gathering, and I guarantee your guests will be begging for the recipe. Another idea: Mix it into your morning oatmeal for a holiday breakfast delight.
Happy holiday season, beauties!
*Hempseeds are actually one of the most easily digestible types of seeds, but I try to do all I can to give my digestive system an easier time!