Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter Solstice Coffee Spice Blend

I'm not much of a flavored coffee girl, except for La Super Rica Taqueria’s Mexican coffee in Santa Barbara, California. Per an article in the LA Times, “A Little Spice for Your Morning Coffee” that caught my attention, I decided to make my own version (and much cheaper—haha!) of Groundworks Winter Solstice Coffee Spice Blend. It's not actually flavored coffee, per se, but rather a ground combination of warm winter spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom. Add a little bit (1/4 teaspoon per tablespoon of beans) to your Mr. Coffee in the morning and the whole world seems a lot more festive. Happy, healthy holidays!


1 T. fresh ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground cardamom


Mix all spices together well and store in an airtight small container. When making your coffee, it’s best to place a ¼ tsp. of the mix in the bottom of your coffee cup, and then pour the coffee over it. To keep it calorie conscious, add non or low fat milk and a calorie free or low cal sweetner.

Winter Solstice Spice Blend, $6.95 per half-pound. Available at all Groundwork stores and on the website. Article written by core performance guru, Linda LaRue, RN MEd, ATC, creator of the new total body core resistance tubing workout, The Core Transformer.

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