Mmm hot cocoa on a chilly winter’s day! Oiy, hot cocoa on your lumpy winter hips…. This season at Urban Remedy, we’ve made it our mission to get creative with your cold-weather beverages, searching for some healthier choices during the cold winter season. Here are a few we’ve come up with so far.
Citrus-y Spice Hot Apple Cider: If you’re up for a healthy departure from the old buttery classic, try this apple cider on for size. Heat apple cider in a pot with cinnamon sticks, clove, star anise, lemon zest, orange zest, ginger and cardamom. The citrus-y spices add dynamic flavor to your warm winter beverage without all the calories of butter. Plus, you get the added vitamin boost of these fabulous ingredients. Benefiting your immunity and taste buds all in one swig? Now that’s a New Year’s miracle!
Almond-Nog: If Eggnog is not in the cards for you this year, try Almond-nog! Mix almond milk with a touch of honey and cinnamon for a deliciously simple holiday beverage. Almond milk provides all the base flavor of the original without the high calorie count. Feeling adventurous? Substitute hazelnut milk for that extra something special!
Masala Chai Tea Latte: Masala chai spices have been used in Ancient Indian medicine to promote calming and mental clarity. During a hectic family frenzy, sipping a soothing masala chai latte to calm your nerves sounds pretty fabulous to us! Want some chai on the go? Try a chai smoothie for all the soothing goodness of masala anywhere!
Eggs are a great breakfast food. Eggs are a great source of protein and also contain many important nutrients like Choline for the brain, essential fatty acids, B-12, lutein and zeaxanthin these carotenoids support eye health and prevent macular degeneration.
I love the Marin Sun Farm Eggs I get at the farmers market. They are super fresh and the yolks are bright orange and vibrant. I try not to overcook the yolks as they are the nutrient powerhouse of the egg. This breakfast is not for eating while you are cleansing, it’s a great pre or post cleanse breakfast that is great to share with friends or family on a Sunday morning.
Eggs for Breakfast
- 2 Organic Eggs (We prefer range free)
- ½ Organic Avocado (cut into cubes)
- ¾ cups Organic Cilantro (chopped)
- 1 cup Organic Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)
- ½ clove Garlic (chopped)
- 1 Lime
- 2 Organic Sprouted Corn Tortillas
- Organic Butter or Coconut Oil (To cook the eggs & tortilla)
- 1 dash Sea Salt
- Try not to overcook the yolks as they are the nutrient powerhouse of the egg
- Mix tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, garlic in a small bowl add a dash of sea salt and a squeeze of lime and set aside.
- In a pan heat up the oil/butter and cook the eggs sunny side up. Set aside.
- Heat up tortillas in pan until soft and set on plate. Put one egg on each tortilla sprinkle with dash o sea salt.
- Put tomato mixture on top of the eggs or down the middle of the plate.
- I like to eat them like tacos! Fold them in half and top with the tomato salsa - Eat with your fingers!