I love blogging. I’ve met people from all over the world and consider myself fortunate to call them friends. One of my favorite bloggers, Alex over at A Moderate Life, is a veritable whirlwind of cooking, living, and finger flailing on the keyboard. Her place is a bit of sanity in a goofy world and she’s always got something good to say.
She’s started a new series called Baby Steps to a Rockin’ Life which helps us remember that we can’t take care of others unless we take care of ourselves.
Alex says, “Each day, most of us get up, and without even realizing it, we immediately think about people, animals, places and activities that are not related to ourselves. We literally put ourselves “on hold” until the needs of others are met….Most of us do not make adequate time for ourselves and our mind, body and soul suffer because of it…. It is time to change direction and start taking baby steps to putting yourself first in all areas of your life!”
We’re not talking about waking up one day and ditching it all to become the New Housewives of the Jersey Shore or whatever that crazy TV show is. I think what Alex means is that we can’t successfully be the person we want to be unless we take the time to get to know her and nurture her…and that’s a good thing! Every day, doing something for ourselves isn’t selfish, it’s self-sustaining. Heck, with so many people counting on us, they should appreciate it when we take the time to take care of ourselves and ensure we’re strong and ready for anything.
So, in honor of Baby Steps to a Rockin’ Life, I suggest you take a moment to treat yourself to some health-promoting, self-sustaining, Creamy Ginger Tea.
For over two thousand years Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body and positively increase the body’s metabolic rate.
By now most of us are aware of the antioxidant benefits of black and green tea; but adding freshly grated ginger to your morning or afternoon tea can boost it’s healthful properties even further. Ginger is used to treat nausea, relieve joint pain, address indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea; and it has even been said to help treat the symptoms of the common cold by loosening phlegm and spreading a toasty-warm feeling throughout the body.
Enjoy a cup of tea today!
- One, 1-inch knob of ginger, grated (more if you like it spicy!)
- 1 tea bag of your favorite variety. Peach ginger, chai, plain black and plain green are my favorites for this recipe.
- 4 cups water
- Milk, soy milk, almond milk, half and half, etc. to taste
- Honey or brown sugar to taste
- Heat the water in a tea kettle
- Grate the ginger into your cup and add your favorite tea.
- When the water comes to a boil, pour over the ginger and tea bag and allow to steep for five minutes.
- Add creamer and sweetener to taste.