May 6, 2013 | 9:00 am
Posted by Elana Horwich
You know those beautiful movies set in the English countryside where proper English ladies drink tea served to them by servants amidst a field of flowers and the young damsel falls in love at the end with a gallant gentlemen whose family is the richest in the region? Well, this is that movie in a cup. Creamy and soothing, this drink will transport you to a romantic dream land without any of the guilt. It is a perfect treat on a rainy afternoon or any night before bed. The lavender will deliver you to a peaceful slumber. Use the raw honey for a particularly indulgent mood, but the stevia works perfectly and is my choice for everyday goodness.
Ingredients: (for one person)
about 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk (for hot beverages I prefer Blue Diamond brand, it won’t separate when hot.)
a teaspoon of dried lavender flowers (In Los Angeles I buy them at Groundworks Coffee. Look at your farmers market, specialty stores or online. )
The trick to heating almond milk is to not to set it on the stove and then forget it there. It will bubble over and make a mess! Put the almond milk and lavender in a small pot and bring to almost a boil. Turn off heat and let sit for five minutes or more. Then quickly reheat to desired temperature. Add sweetener, pour in a cup and kick your feet up somewhere cozy.
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