Jane Day is co-author with Dr. John Day of "The Longevity Plan," documenting their journey to China's Longevity Village. "Preparing food for guests has always been a stressful thing - feeling inadequate and fearing that the dishes wouldn't turn out. Posting recipes has been an exercise in the ultimate confrontation of this fear. Gratefully, the joy in figuring out how to make favorite dishes with healthier ingredients now exceeds the fear and I take courage in the idea that maybe I can help someone else do the same."
In the airport recently, I enjoyed a steamed milk with a squirt of hazelnut flavor. I knew the hazelnut syrup had sugar in it and wondered how I might make a more wholesome version of this delicious drink when I returned home. I discovered it! Just blend a favorite warmed milk (almond, soy or cow), a few hazelnuts (almonds work well too), and a couple of dates until creamy and smooth. I like using dates as a sweetener because they are lower glycemic than many other sweeteners and also offer nutrients and fiber that your body can use. I was so happy to discover that I didn’t need to add a milk steaming machine to my kitchen tools, as a high quality blender does well enough. Enjoy this sweet creamy milk on those cold mornings as you awaken to the day or in the evenings as you are winding down. It also makes a hydrating and satisfying mid-afternoon snack that beats many of the alternatives!
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