Vanilla Mint Latte Recipe

Our bedtime ritual has become a routine.  Whenever I get ready for bed I do a little reading, take a shower, drink a cup of warm milk, brush my teeth and go to sleep.  The warm glass of milk is perfect and helps prepare me for sleep.  Sometimes I add a little bit of cinnamon on top or create one of my favorite warm milk drinks, Vanilla Mint Latte.  Needless to say, its a ritual I look forward to every night.

 

Vanilla Mint Latte Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups milk, hot steamed to fill cup (or foamed)
5 fresh mint sprigs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp raw sugar

Instructions

Heat milk on stovetop on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add mint leaves. Add vanilla. Heat for additional 3 minutes, stirring the leaves once or twice. Let simmer for 3 minutes and remove leaves. Pour heated milk over raw sugar and stir. Serve warm. Pour drink mixture into cup and serve!

Every night Telemundo and Univision feature the California Milk Board’s TV spot, “Ya es hora de ir a la cama” which reminds parents and children that it’s time to go to bed!  Remember to tune in every night between 7-9 pm PT to Telemundo and Univision to watch.  It’s a nice initiative since some kids are not sleeping enough. It’s important that they get enough hours of sleep to be more alert the following day.

If you have children, please visit www.otroscuentos.com to download the collection of bedtime stories to read with your children.

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Question:  What is your families bedtime ritual?  What works for you?  What does not?

When was the last time you let yourself take the unexpected turn and see what unfolds? #seewhatunfolds

When was the last time you let yourself take the unexpected turn, the road less traveled and see what unfolds? For me as a fulltime employee, mom, wife and entrepreneur I need to make time for myself to explore and be creative.   It’s a pretty hectic day on the day to day basis in the Smith home.  Work, laundry, blog posts, deadlines — Can you relate?

One week in the busyness of it all I took  a walk in the park.   The following day I joined a  Zumbaa dance class to dance all night, release stress and just having a lot of fun with friends. It took me back to my teens and twenties when I danced to the rhythm of dance choreography and  college cheer.   The following day I took the day off to rejuvenate and relax and was swept up in a bit of fun. I grabbed a beach bag, bathing suit and sunglasses and made another  journey!  I enjoyed  a visit to the spa, a swedish massage and lunch — a completely spontaneous week.

While at the spa I enjoyed some Trident Layers gum.  The new Trident Layers flavors include a line up of unique blends including Layers Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus, Layers Peach + Mango, and Layers Juicy Berry + Tangy Tangerine.   My favorite is the layers orchard peach ripe mango gum.  It’s been my favorite gum to date.

I normally will chew up a pack of gum in less than a day because the flavor of the gum goes away quickly, but Trident Layers gum is different.  The flavor lasts a long time and has a  natural fruit flavor.  A pack of Trident gum will last at least a week.  The best thing is that its sugar free.

Trident is the spark that ignites a journey connecting you to the positivity you’ve always had inside.  Whenever I have a stick of  Trident gum it takes me back to the day I started to dance again and take a little bit of time for mom.  These days you’ll find me hiding my Trident mango-peach gum from my family and buying an extra pak to share.

Trident chewing gum invites you to “See What Unfolds” when its flavors create a spark that ignites a journey connecting you to the positivity you’ve always had inside.

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and TRIDENT, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Question:  When was the last time you let yourself take the unexpected turn and see what unfolds?

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