7pm, my little girl goes to bed. I rush downstairs to get dinner started before my husband arrives back from work. By 8pm, I am ready to crash on the couch and not move for a couple hours. Often we have a cup of tea to relax, while watching a favorite show (usually the Food Network).  But recently, I’ve taken to another end of the day pleasure – warm, soothing almond milk with ginger, cinnamon and a touch of fennel.

Almond milk with cinnamon, ginger and fennel

I started drinking this when I was sick actually. The spices soothe the stomach, aid digestion, and warm the body from the inside. The almond milk is the perfect creamy, frothy, satiating vessle for these spices. Now, ill or not, I am hooked.

It’s really quite simple to make.

1 cup almond milk + 1 stick cinammon, 1/2 pinky sized bit of fresh ginger, a few fennel seeds (omit these if you don’t like fennel). Heat gently (do not boil!) until flavor has infused (at least 15 minutes).  Add honey if you desire, but it’s not necessary.

Go ahead, give it a try. End your day in the perfect way!