Baby, it’s cold outside!
With the temps the lowest in 4 years, I’ve been filling myself with hot water and lemon and hot herbal tea this week. Living a clean lifestyle feels so good, but a lot of the time, I’m pretty chilly. Sometimes I like to add a bit of ginger to my hot lemon water for a calming/warming feeling. Or sometimes I opt for a dash of cayenne pepper or cinnamon.
Good circulation is also important for staying warm. Try to fit in some kind of exercise, even if it means getting outside for a brisk walk. Swing your arms, and put a huge smile on your face. Relax your jaw and forehead, and think about pulling your ears apart. Release any unnecessary tension, and take in as much air as you can.
Of course, a nice warming veggie broth may help too! It’s pretty simple to make your own if you have a bit of time, and so much yummier than store bought.
This is just a suggested ingredient list. Use what you have, and get creative.
1 onion quartered
2 carrots roughly chopped
2 stalks celery roughly chopped
6 garlic cloves
1 handful fresh herbs (avoid strong herbs such as sage, rosemary and marjoram. They will take over the flavor.)
4 cups vegetable trimmings (tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley, fennel, asparagus- really anything you have in the fridge. Steer clear of cruciferous veggies that may have an off putting, strong flavor.)
3 quarts of water
Place everything in a large stock pot and bring the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Vegetables should be soft. Strain the broth through a sieve. This stock will last 3-4 days if you refrigerate it in a sealed container, or longer if you freeze it.