Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back to Basics


After all the excesses that seem to define the holidays, I love the simplicity that follows in January. Difficult as it was for me to go back to work this week, I do feel somewhat refreshed from having had a few days to myself. And I am verging on excited with thoughts of all the new projects I know are headed my way – both in the office and at home.

I’m most enthusiastic however about returning to a healthy eating plan and lifestyle. Call it a resolution, if you will, but I just don’t think I can stomach any more bouts of the extreme eating that punctuated the majority of my holiday events - so at this point, it really doesn’t feel like much of a sacrifice!

My prescription: Matcha green tea soy lattes at breakfast instead of coffee; protein at every meal (no mean feat for a vegetarian!); no nasty white stuff – flour, sugar, starchy veggies; lots of greens, berries and filtered water. Five days in: so far, so good.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Recipe for Matcha Latte

¼ tsp matcha green tea powder + 2 tsp organic honey + 1 cup organic soy milk

Combine matcha and honey in a mug until it becomes a dark green paste. Heat soy milk – stove top or microwave. Pour ¼ cup heated milk into mug and stir until smooth. Pour in remaining milk, stir and enjoy!


7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...i too love that turn to simplicity...best of wishes on the new diet as well...smiles.

Felicitas said...

Thanks, Brian : )

Victoria said...

Yummy..and beautiful! I have a smoothie every morning..so this Matcha Latte sounds divine..something I'd love to try too!Thankyou!
Victoria

Soul Knight said...

sounds like a plan....

EdenClare said...

here, here...
back to basics
and a healthy
life style!!

Felicitas said...

Hi Victoria - Smoothies are an awesome way to start the day; I do that too. And I was actually mixing the matcha into my smoothie until my sister suggested incorporating it into a latte for a warm treat.

Felicitas said...

SK & EC - Absolutely! Time to take control of our health. Best wishes to you.