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Life lately has been hectic. In the midst of the holiday commotion; we are dealing with rehabbing a fixer upper, packing up a townhome, and two back to back three week long trips. Add a toddler who keeps sharing his cooties in to the mix; no wonder why I am not in the holiday spirit.
But with three days before Christmas, I’ve bought exactly three gifts. And my Christmas list? Dozens long. Now, I have no choice but to get my self together. So if you need me, I’ll be that last minute person at the mall getting further stressed out by the overwhelming crowds.
To combat the overwhelm, I’ll be sure to come home to a nice warm cup of Orange Spiced Cider. For an added boost, I mix in Natural Vitality’s Calm in Holiday Spice. I’ve talked numerous times before about the importance of magnesium. How essential this mineral is and how most of the population is deficient causing us to feel stressed. Natural Vitality Calm has been part of my supplement regimen for a couple of years now. It gives me my daily dose of magnesium in an easily dissolved powder. It can be mixed in many different things such a smoothies, baked goods, and drinks.
Today, I am sharing with you an easy cider recipe. While apple usually monopolizes the holiday season, I’m highlighting the power of the citrus. With cold season in full effect, everyone can benefit from extra vitamin C. And who doesn’t love a hot drink to warm the body in chilly weather? I’m especially in love with spices during this season. There’s something about cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla that wraps you up in comfort. I’m also adding another special spice: the star anise. Breathe in its aroma and you get sweet and subtle herbal notes. I love how the smell alone can coat your throat, leaving a therapeutic calm. Citrus also receives a welcome twist from star anise.
This recipe is simple: throwing the ingredients into a pot, allowing it time to simmer, and straining through a sieve once you’re through. Serve this during your holiday gatherings and wrap your loved ones in calm. The anti-stress properties from Natural Vitality’s Calm will make for a peaceful evening wrapped in comfort and joy.
Wishing you a happy and joyous Holiday Season! I hope you enjoy this Anti-Stress Orange Spiced Cider Recipe!