February is the month of love…and the month i’m forgoing coffee (or at least trying).
My decision to abstain from coffee is based purely off of my curiosity. I am curious to see how a month without my beloved coffee will affect my body and skin — i’m clearly aspiring to serve body and skin goals this year.
Since February 1st, I have shifted my devotion from coffee to teas and “wellness drinks”. I was already a fan of match, turmeric and beetroot lattes (these are all considered “wellness drinks”), but I wanted to try something new.
I started looking for a drink that I could make at home, was healthy but delicious and lastly, didn’t make me miss coffee. My love for coffee runs deep, not because of the taste, but because of the feeling I get when drinking it. I instantly feel confident, productive, and ready to take on the world when I have a cup of coffee in my hand.
Fortunately, I stumbled upon a recipe featured in the cookbook: “Radiant: The Cookbook” by Mafalda Pinto Leite. The recipe is for a Rose Quartz Latte and I immediately became intrigued. I’ve dubbed it “The Beauty Drink” because rose quartz lattes are used in Ayurveda (one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems”, to calm inflammation in your body and mind. Roses are used for detoxification and the elimination of waste in your body.
The drink itself is beautiful to look at and it purifies while opening your heart chakra.
Your heart chakra can be blocked and signs of a blocked heart chakra are feelings of shyness, loneliness, an inability to forgive, and a lack of empathy. If you are experiencing these feelings, then you are most likely leading with your heard more than your heart (this may or may not be of importance to you). If it is, unblocking your heart chakra is super important.
Rose quartz lattes are the perfect addition to your morning routine while meditating with an actual rose quartz. Meditating is hard, but once you develop a routine around it, it becomes easy. Adding the rose quartz latte into my routine along with a rose quartz has made meditating a bit more easy for me.
I find it no coincidence that I discovered the rose quartz latte during February because it oozes love and is so fitting for Valentine’s Day.
Check out the recipe below!
- 1 cup of coconut milk
-1 teaspoon of rose water
-1 teaspoon of honey (or sweetener of your choice)
-2 tablespoons of fresh beet juice
-1 teaspoon of melted, unsalted butter or cacao butter
-1/4 teaspoon of raw vanilla powder
-1 handful of dried rose petals (optional)
How to make:
-Warm the coconut milk and beet juice in a saucepan over low heat. Do not allow it to simmer.
-Carefully pour into a blender
-Add the rose water, butter, honey and vanilla powder
-Blend until warm and frothy
-Pour into your favourite mug + serve sprinkled with dried rose petals (optional)
After trying the rose quartz latte, I decided it is a drink I will make at home for years to come. While it doesn’t necessarily give me the same feeling as coffee; it gives me a new feeling of self-love and purification of my body + mind.
Finding this new drink helped me realise that it’s ok to have multiple “go-to’s” that evoke different feelings. Coffee doesn’t always fit my mood and that is perfectly fine because at the end of the day, it serves an important purpose when the time is right.
I hope you try this recipe and enjoy. Let me know if you do!
As always, thank you for reading.