For my 19th birthday, my sister gifted me a yoga mat. Not just any yoga mat, but a Jade Yoga harmony mat.
I had been looking at this mat for months now but never brought myself to buy it. I kept waiting for the perfect time to replace my mat that I’ve been using since I started yoga.
Now, I step onto my mat each morning and feel the comfort of the Jade Yoga mat beneath my feet. The thickness is perfect, the color is perfect, and the grip is perfect. My yoga practice has increased because I love rolling out my mat, and stepping on every morning. It gives me confidence to try inversions, balances, and other poses I usually don’t try.
When I think of yoga, I think of comfort, and these crisp fall mornings I’ve been waking up to recently. Oddly, I am reminded of the same things whenever I think of this turmeric spice latte. My best friend, Nora, made me one last week and we have both been addicted ever since. The trick to making it creamy and spicey is adding ginger juice. Turmeric also acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It has been linked to preventing heart disease, improve brain function, and even reduce the risk of cancer.
“What is your favorite drink?” That is the question I ask along with, “What is your name?”, “Where are you from?”, and “What are you interested in studying?” when I give tour of Drexel. (I am a student ambassador for Drexel, which means I give tours to prospective students!… it is so much fun) I answer all the questions for the group first, and to “what is your favorite drink?” I am now going to say “a turmeric spice latte my best friend Nora makes me”. Yes, its that good, and yes I probably will get odd looks.
- 10 ounces oat milk (my favorite milk to make lattes with, but you can use any preferred milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 shot of espresso (optional, I don’t usually use it)
- Heat the milk in a pot with the cinnamon, turmeric, maple syrup, and the juice from the grated ginger. I squeeze the grated ginger with my fingers over the milk to get the juice out.
- Once the milk is hot, whisk it vigorously for about 1 minute to create foam.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
Philadelphia suddenly became super cold this past week…and I kind of like it. I am so excited for the holiday season this year. I can feel that it is going to be a good one. I know, I know, it’s only October, but the weeks have been flying by lately. Soon enough it will be snowing. Are you excited for the holidays? What is your favorite winter drink? …