Monday’s for me are always a struggle. I guess it’s the fact that Monday is always put aside for cleaning, laundry and organizing from the week before. I don’t mind the work- once I get started, but producing motivation for laundry is tough people. I’m sure all of you know how a pile of laundry can just look so tempting. Well I decided to try something new this week. I made my Monday a little celebration- I woke up a little earlier, made myself this tea and enjoyed alone time.
Alone time for myself is pretty scarce around here – the 20 minutes I set aside made all the difference. Just sitting alone, not hearing noise, picking up toys or even messing around in the kitchen gave me a little pick me up. I accomplished all my Monday duties and I even had time to make cheesy omelets for my bunch before they left, so I was happy. Maybe I should approach the beginning of each the week as a celebration- hopefully that will make my toilet cleaning duties easier- We can dream right? Try to take some time for yourself each week and enjoy the silence – and sip tea. Enjoy!!
Green Tea Apple Spice Drink
Body and Soul Magazine
4 cups water
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
1 Granny Smith apple, seeded and coarsely chopped, plus slices for serving
4 strips orange zest, from 1/2 an orange
1/2 cup loose green tea
1. Combine water, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, apple and orange zest in medium pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes.
2. Cover, remove from heat, and let steep 15 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve over the green tea leaves pressing all the juices from the apple. Let steep for 1 minute. Strain out the tea, reheat if necessary, and serve. garnish with apple slices.
You can also served chilled over ice.