I’m currently sitting on a patio in 80-degree weather on the Pacific coastline in San Pancho, Mexico. I left Alaska during a winter storm, and according to all your pictures on social media, it’s still storming and dang cold! Instead of an article this month, I wanted to offer one of my favorite mug recipes to help warm up your winter.

This lovely drink is my go-to when my body tells me I need rest, healing and warmth. It’s caffeine-free, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, raw, gluten and dairy-free. Don’t let all that healthy fool you because it’s also delicious.

You may have heard of golden milk lattes or turmeric lattes. This drink has many names but the same healing properties. See below for a list of benefits.


•1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder

•1/2 tsp. ginger powder

•1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

•1 tsp. RAW organic honey

•2 tsp. coconut oil*

•50 ml cold non-dairy milk (just under 1/4 a cup)

•200 ml boiled water (just under 1 cup)

• Optional pinch of black pepper


1. Place all ingredients into a blender, adding the hot water last.

2. Blend until frothy.

3. Pour into your favorite mug. 

4. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for that extra special touch of love.

*Blending coconut oil or organic grass-fed butter in with ‘superfoods’ helps increase the nutrients’ absorption and bioavailability. The fat molecules get dispersed with the nutrients when blasted in a blender. The nutrients then become protected by the fat coating as they enter the digestive system.


•Reduces inflammation

•Prevents cell damage

•Improves mood

•Supports brain function 

•Improves memory

•Prevents heart disease

•Possibly reduces the risk of cancer

•Lowers blood sugar levels

•Boosts the immune system

•Improves digestion

•Improves bone health

Tip: Use a Magic Bullet for less clean-up.

Stay warm out there, Skagway.

Your Self-Care Coach,


Nicholle Chandler, NBC-HWC, is a National Board Certified Functional Health & Wellness Coach, meditation teacher, fitness instructor and local business owner. Go to colebeecoaching.com for more information.