I’m a big believer in the rewards system. I set up rewards for everything — a completed day of work, a good night’s rest, taking time to notice something beautiful rather than something stressful, and the list goes on and on. We’re much more likely to do something hard if we’re promised something blissful, indulgent, and all-around wonderful afterward.
Now, we probably can’t have a chocolate cake every day. I mean, I may want a chocolate cake every day, but it’s certainly not going to help with my long-term bliss or health, even though it will probably be pretty joyful right in that moment.
So I settle instead for treats that are fun and good for me. So let’s get cooking!
Hot Chocolate, Herb Style
I'm a hot chocolate junkie. I admit it. I love them. And the way I make it? No sugar and very, very few calories (depending on what milk you use, of course). The absolute perfect indulgence. And in summer? Just make it cold and blend it up — you can even freeze this recipe in those little Popsicle maker thingies (or, in my house, paper cups with chopsticks as handles). Fabulous.