So far this year I have been busy, busy (no surprise there),but things are starting to settle down a bit. My menu has been made (This week’s menu) and I have stuck to it. Woohoo! I have done yoga every day, including today after only four hours of sleep and at 6 a.m.
I have not made my elliptical running goals yet, but all in time. I need to settle into the routine little by little. Last night I had the urge for a cookie, but luckily I have nothing tasty and sweet in my house other than fruit so ha ha! Take that cookie craving.
The first two weeks of any new routine are always the hardest. They take time to get your body and your brain to agree to the change. So be patient and forgiving of yourself, but do not give up.
Gingerbread Latte Recipe
I like this version so much better than Starbucks. Theirs is made with syrup and this is so much better for you. It’s amazing how much healthier you can make things when you just change a few ingredients.
1/2 cup Espresso or real strong coffee (I use Decaf)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of nutmeg
Skim or low fat milk ( I actually use Almond milk)
Agave nectar, to taste (or you can use honey)
Heavy Cream, for whipping if desired
Brew your coffee or espresso. Add a teaspoon of agave nectar (more or less to taste; it’s sweeter than sugar). Steam your milk either with a steamer or in a pot on the stove until it’s 140-160¼F, and add the vanilla and spices. Add enough espresso to fill your cup a third of the way. Add the milk and top with the whipped cream if desired.
Recipe adapted from creativecookingcorner