I went a little nuts today. It was my first time at Penczey's spices and I had no idea a spice store could be so exciting. It all started in the C section and I just loaded my basket with jars of spices I never even knew I needed. I went in a crazed scurry from one department to the next loading up on star anise, ground Guatemalan cardamom, "extra fancy" Vietnemese Chinese cinnamon…they have these jars out so you can take a whiff. I was blown away by that cinnamon. It smelled like Christmas in Europe. I wanted everything and more but luckily hubs and child were in tow so I had to cut the spree short. I added just a pinch of the ginger and cinnamon to my lassi-esque smoothie with coconut milk and mango. Delish. I could drink it every day.
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4-1/2 cup frozen mango chucks
a pinch or shake of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup pumpkin if you're feelin it!
1 T Flax seed oil
Blend and add water as necessary to get it to the consistancy you want.
KIND OF replaces my chai latte/frappuccino desires