With only a few weeks until Christmas I am sure you are all trying to be festive and in the holiday spirit right? It is no secret that the holidays, while a joyful occasion, can also be filled with some stress. So, it is very important to monitor your self care and stress management around this time of year so that you can avoid an autoimmune flare.
One of my favorite ways to unwind and de-stress is with a warm cup of tea. It is no secret that I used to be a major coffeholic and you can be guaranteed that I was the person perpetually holding a red coffee cup filled with some sort of holiday latte concoction from September to February. However, these days I stick to tea and I have found some wonderful ways to add some festive flavors to my favorite brews. This gingerbread latte is definitely a treat but it is the perfect pick-me-up for afternoon cookie baking sessions, holiday party prep or wrapping gifts with Christmas carols in the background. It will definitely help to lower your stress and add some holiday enjoyment to your days!
Gingerbread Latte (AIP/Paleo)
12 oz strongly brewed roasted dandelion root tea (I use two tea bags steeped for 20 minutes)
1/4 Cup of full fat Coconut Milk
1 TBS Maple Syrup
1 TBS Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of cloves
1 TBS of Collagen Powder
1 Cinnamon Stick
Combine all of your ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes. Blend with an immersion blender and serve. Garnish with coconut whipped cream if desired.