The city I live in (Winnipeg) has a nickname: “Winter-peg”. It’s sort of a joke of ours. I don’t think I have to explain to you what it means. But just in case you were curious, we pretty much have winter 7 months of the year. Halloween costumes have to be planned with the potential need for a snowsuit underneath.
This autumn has been a pleasant surprise. I have not yet graduated to my puffy winter jacket and am still strolling down the streets with my jacket zipper open. But winter is coming. I can smell it, and I can feel it in the air.
Herbal tea becomes a necessity during these seven months if only to keep my fingers warm while typing away on the computer. But tea can get boring after a while. Let me introduce my newest hot drink creation: the butterscotch maca mug.
Maca is a root native of Peru. It has all sorts of superpowers, as most plants do. Notably, experimental studies have found maca to be beneficial in increasing energy and lifting mood. I purchased mine at Bulk Barn, but I’ve also seen it sold at various health food stores.
Although it can be pricey, maca lasts a long time. It’s quite strong (you never need more than a teaspoon at a time). I purchased a small number of months ago, and I’ve thrown it in countless smoothies. I still have yet to run out.
If hot chocolate is not really your thing, maybe you would like maca. It tastes sweet like butterscotch, and a little hint of maple syrup makes the mug perfect as a dessert on a chilly evening.
Print Butterscotch Maca Mug Author: Katy’s Kitchen Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Yield: 1 A warm hug on a cold day Ingredients
- 1 and ½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
- Add the almond milk to a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high.
- Stirring continuously, add the maca and optional maple syrup when the milk begins to heat up (about 2 minutes). Serve warm.