Winter is here in all of its snowy splendor and with it the freezing cold that you likely either love or hate. Regardless of where you fall on the winter passion spectrum, you will find warmth and comfort with these traditional winter classics.
These are 2 family favorites that have been served side by side at our annual family Christmas Party for the past 30 years. Each can be made for a crowd and have a reputation for delicious goodness. If the holiday gatherings have dispersed, but you are still longing for a cup of cozy by the fire or a warm-up after a day of sledding, Grandma’s got you covered!
These recipes are so simple and delicious that you won’t miss the instant packets full of preservatives and extra sugar. Enjoy flexibility and peace of mind by having a classic favorite adapted to special diets without compromising any flavor whatsoever. Finally, these recipes can be made for pennies on the dollar using top quality ingredients. Compare this to the packaged “wannabe delicious” instant packets made with fake ingredients disguised as natural flavors.
Why in the world would you have a wannabe knockoff when you can make the original cup of cozy with all the love and quality they deserve?
Did you know?
Cocoa is naturally a nutritionally dense treat. Well-researched as a top antioxidant it is also full of minerals and flavonoids. Cocoa also counts as a good mood food because of the dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin neurotransmitters it stimulates. There’s good reason to enjoy this classic cup of cozy made with whole food ingredients.
Did you know?
Apple cider is traditionally made by crushing apples rather than the juicing, filtering, and pasteurizing that is more commonly associated with apple juice. Regardless of which method you choose or prefer make sure you are getting pure juice, no added sugar or water. Apple cider will have a more robust nutrition profile because of less processing.
Because cider is straight from the apple there is never a need to add sugar. by “spicing it” with cinnamon you will enhance the nutritional profile and add a touch of stability to your blood sugar. Allspice, cloves, and nutmeg are well known antioxidants that carry hefty health supporting properties of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and even anti-aging properties. With all of this natural goodness, you can see why Grandma included it as a traditional cup of cozy.