September 14, 2012

A Welcome, Congrats & Hot Cinnamon Milk

Welcome to all our new followers here at The Balanced Writer. I appreciate you taking the time to read and visit the blog and hope to see you around, especially at our next giveaway in October.

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS to our Clean Reads Giveaway Hop winner, Jessica Brainerd. You have won a $25 gift card from and a copy of any of my books, your choice! I'll be in touch ASAP. 

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Thanks for playing. I hope everyone else visited some of the other participating blogs and won something nice to have or fun to read. You can try again in October for a "spooktacular" prize at the end of the month. 

It's a little cool in the mornings here in Georgia, which means my neighbors are setting up their annual pirate spook tour while everyone else thinks about apples and pumpkins. At least that's what I think about. I love a mug of hot chocolate in the mornings, but my cocoa addiction wreaks havoc on my ulcers making it necessary to find other yummy warm beverages. Recently, I had a dairy-free Vanilla Steamer from Starbucks and really enjoyed it--enough to make my own. I love this quick recipe for hot cinnamon milk and have already indulged although it's not quite autumn weather yet. Give it a try when you need to skip the chocolate and extra calories.

Hot Cinnamon Milk
1 cup of almond milk
1 packet of sweetener (or 1 teaspoon of sugar)
Pinch of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

In a glass measuring cup or small glass bowl, whisk a packet of sweetener or sugar and a pinch of cinnamon into the almond milk. Microwave for one and a half minutes. Stir in the vanilla and whisk until frothy. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

If you have any warm drink ideas for cool weather, please share in the comments section below. What's your poison?


Jessica Brainerd said...

Yahoo! I'm pretty sure that's me (unless there's another Jessica Brainerd who entered!)

I'm looking forward to the email from you!

Danielle Thorne said...

Yep. You're the only Jessica B who entered! Please check your email for information about your gift card and free ebook. Thanks!