Blueberry Ginger Smoothie…

The Holiday season is here!! 🙂
I love Christmas… I think I already told you that like 20 times before!! well, it’s my favorite time of the year so I’ll probably tell you again a few more times.

Another good way of adding heating foods in your diet this cold season is using spices in your smoothies, so easy! and that will help keep your internal fire going, that energy responsible for the strength of your immune system, for the power of assimilation and transformation of your metabolism, for keeping your spirit and energy high even during these times of coziness and over indulging.
This morning I’m using ginger and cinnamon, warming, sweet, detoxifying and stimulating spices that also add some added sweetness.

1 pear
1 cup blueberries
1 cup ginger tea
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon almond butter

We like to make our own ginger tea by cutting two to three inches of ginger root into thin slices and let it simmer in one liter of water for 10 to 15 minutes, also whenever possible, ground our own cinnamon and spices for they conserve their medicinal properties better whole. When you think of your food as your stronger medicine you start to take care of preserving it’s nutrients and components: fresh is always better, avoid oxidation, humidity, sunlight…  AND!!!  I’ve been into nut butters lately, preparing some super fresh totally homemade, natural, delicious, indulging and healthy butters, keeping up with our Chihuahua Gourmet preserves. We’ll sell them in some local markets trying to make a little extra cash for the road so if you’re around stop by!!

Ginger Cardamom Tea… to keep you warm during the Holidays!!

According to Eastern medicine is recommended to include warming foods and spices to our diet during cold seasons to maintain our internal fire strong. Two of my ultimate favorites: ginger and cardamom!!
This tea is so easy to make, just cut about two inches of ginger into thin slices and place in the stove with one quarter of purified water and 12 cardamom pods. Keep a pot of tea in the stove and drink by itself or with a little of nut milk, so good!!