Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
In general, you’ll find me sipping water as my beverage of choice throughout most of the day. But I love me a fancy, fun drink (caffeinated, boozy, or cleansing – depending on the occasion!) and I don’t think we should have to choose between delicious or healthy. Let’s have both!
Sipping on a hot apple cider!
As we kick off the start of the festive winter season with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, here are my top choices for beverages that feel fun without derailing our health, healthy weight, or energy efforts.
Cheers to that!
Matcha Latte: Here’s my go-to recipe for my favorite energy booster (that comes without the typical caffeine-crash that coffee can bring).
Numi Turmeric Cocoa Golden Latte: I just discovered these pouches and I’m loving this “latte” as an afternoon-pick-me-up on chilly days. I use coconut milk and sweeten with a touch of raw honey. Turmeric, cocoa, and warming spices all act as fantastic antioxidants to balance the effects of an indulgent holiday season.
Coconut Vanilla Hot Cocoa: This was our winter-afternoon beverage of choice last year and I plan to get back in the habit once those snow days come along….
A Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte: Most PSLs are filled with sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors. Not this one. Danielle Walker’s recipe is delicious AND healthy. Amen.
Espresso: If you’ve ever spent a morning (or afternoon) with me, you know I love to have an espresso (hot or iced, with a touch of homemade almond macadamia milk!) as my caffeinated beverage of choice. I choose espresso because a) I love the way it tastes – duh! – and b) it actually packs less of a caffeine punch than drip coffee does. One cup of drip coffee contains about 120 mg of caffeine while a double shot of espresso contains about 80 mg of caffeine. True story!
Coconut Milk Eggnog: My husband invented this recipe and we get festive with it every holiday season. It’s SO GOOD.
Let’s all toast to a healthy, happy week ahead! Happy Monday, y’all.
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