Recipes For Recharging
As an introvert, enjoying the holidays means not just celebrating with family and friends but also making time to recharge by myself. Here's an easy menu for a cozy, solo day + SkinTē pairings.
Scramble a few eggs in a combo of olive oil and butter. Add kale and also add pickled peppers if you like.
- 2-3 eggs
- Handful of chopped frozen kale, already thawed & drained
- Pickled peppers (Pepper drops are fantastic if you can find them. Mama Lil's are also great if you like some heat)
- Salt & pepper to taste
Green Tea Grapefruit is a good match for the eggs with its bright, fruity and not-too-sweet flavors.
From Dr. Bader: Kale is full of important vitamins and minerals
This is one of my go-to's and also more than enough to have leftovers for another day if I'm on my own. I brown the bison with scallions, ginger, and a sprinkling of salt. Then add the cabbage to cook it down. Finish with tamari and few drops of toasted sesame oil. YUM
- 1 lb ground bison
- A few scallions, chopped
- Some chopped fresh ginger ( I like to use A LOT here)
- Bag of chopped raw cabbage (usually labeled for slaw)
- A few dashes of tamari
- A few drops of toasted sesame oil
White Tea Ginger is great to enjoy with this to echo the ginger notes and also provide another gentle boost from caffeine.
From Dr. Bader: Ginger supports healthy digestion
Afternoon is Tē Time and also guac-o-clock. I keep my guacamole simple: ripe avocado with a spritz of fresh lemon juice and a few pinches of salt. For fresh crunchy dippers, use cucumber and radish
Lemon Lime is the perfect pairing here.
From Dr. Bader: Avocados are loaded with healthy fats
Dinner - wild card for take-out or delivery
I'm offering precise measurements here but adjust the amounts for sweetness and texture that tastes best to you. You can also add cinnamon and/or vanilla. Sometimes I form the mixture into balls, roll them in more flaked coconut, and let them set up in the fridge for a while. Sometimes I enjoy it straight from the mixing bowl with a spoon.
- 2 T almond butter
- 2 T unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 T date syrup (you could also use honey OR maple syrup here instead)
- Pinch of salt
Hibiscus Vanilla makes an excellent night cap.
From Dr. Bader: Almonds act as a prebiotic helping to support gut health