After a little hiatus towards the end of summer, our travel itinerary has picked right back up where it left off and we are full steam ahead for so many exciting destinations this upcoming winter!
…but first, let me tell you what I love about being home.
I love the comfort of the Pacific Northwest, with abundant evergreens, salty ocean air and most of all, the changing seasons. We endured a very warm summer so it felt refreshing when that cool, crisp breeze rolled in. The leaves are starting to fall, weekends consist of pumpkin patches and baking and we can finally break out that winter wardrobe (I could LIVE in this coat if possible).
We have a fire pit in our backyard and I’ll be honest, I much prefer sitting around those golden flames this time of year versus the middle of August. We’ve been using duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs because they’re long-lasting and super easy to light. They’re also made from 100% renewable resources, including real wood charcoal and are USDA certified biobased products.
And one of my favorite fireside drinks is the matcha latte…
The best part? It requires only two ingredients and can be made in under a minute!
If you read my previous NUMI Organic Tea post then you know I’m in a major tea phase right now…I even gave up coffee over a month ago!
So here’s what you do: Heat up 1 cup of your favorite milk (I prefer unsweetened almond milk), then add 1 teaspoon of NUMI Organic Ceremonial Matcha. The next part is crucial – use a mini handheld milk frother to get that perfect creamy green goodness. You can find a mini frother online anywhere between $5-$20 so if you want to go mid-range I found a great one for $10 + free shipping from The Mine!
You can also add a little sweetener if you prefer, unless you enjoy that earthy green tea flavor!
You can replace your morning cup of coffee with matcha or use as an afternoon pick me up. It’s high in antioxidants, increases energy and endurance, burns calories, detoxifies the body, fortifies the immune system, boosts memory and concentration and creates a higher sense of awareness with calming properties.
I encourage you to shake up your week and try marshmallows and matcha by the fire!
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*Photos by Jasmine Klein Photography
Disclosure: duraflame® graciously sponsored this post. The opinions expressed here represent my own, which I take great pride in providing pure honesty…because I’m OBSESSED with sharing the Good!