I make a hot "smoothie" that’s great for winter. The spices help your belly digest, and the temperature is wonderfully warm. Here's a basic recipe you can follow for making your own winterized smoothie.
- 8-10 almonds with the skins removed
- 1-2 pitted dates
- 1 – 2 tsp. turmeric
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup whole milk (you can replace with almond, soy or hazelnut milk)
Put the milk in a saucepan and heat on medium. Bring to low boil, then remove from heat. Put all the remaining ingredients and the hot milk in a blender. Blend on high for about a minute for a seasonally appropriate winter smoothie!
Katie Silcox is the author "Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women." She's a vinyasa yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, contributor to Yoga Journal, and a senior teacher within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker.