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2 ROOTines To Soothe Your Soul On Long Winter Nights

Long evenings in the dark time of the year makes us long for comforting, hot beverages.

December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023

As we are headed into winter, long evenings at home often evoke a longing for a comforting, hot beverage. In colder weather, a hot beverage provides an immediate sensation of warmth and comfort helping to combat the chill and create a cozy atmosphere. The feel of holding a warm mug and sipping a hot drink can be incredibly soothing for the spirit. 

With the following two recipes, we venture into the land of spices and alluring fragrances. Both creations feature star anise, which we know to be a typical ingredient of a Christmas bakery. However, there’s much more to the star-shaped spice than cookies and mulled wine. 

Star anise, with its alluring fragrance and distinctive licorice-like taste, brings a delightful twist to these two ROOTines. 

The GMBMY Winter Milk

Ingredients for 1 cup:

1 cup Oat or Almond (or any milk of your choice)

1 tsp. Give Me Back My Youth

pinch of ground Cinnamon

pinch of ground Cardamon

2 Star anise 

2 tsp. high quality Honey or maple syrup

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until GMBMY is dissolved. Add cinnamon, cardamon, and star anise. Pour into a cup and add honey or maple syrup. 

Spicy Alcohol-free Punch

Ingredients for 8 cups:

1 liter Red grape juice, organic

½ tsp. Orange peel

½ tsp. Cinnamon

½ tsp. Fresh grated ginger

½ tsp. Natural Barrier Support

1 Star anise

5 cloves

Pinch of Cardamon

Crush all ingredients - except the star anise - in a mortar. Fill in a tea bag or tea egg. Heat grape juice in a pot, adding the tea bag and star anise. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Remove spices, fill in cups and enjoy.

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