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Worldly Warm Winter Drinks

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As the weather darkens and the northern hemisphere angles itself away from the sun, we turn to warm, and comforting drinks. Here at JIFU, we know that exploring the world broadens our horizons and enriches our lives. However, sometimes a trip is not an option, so we have decided to gather a list of warm beverages from around the world. 

The Netherlands: Anijsmelk

Our first stop is in the gorgeous Netherlands, where they are no stranger to cold winters. If anyone knows how to stay warm in a delicious way, it’s the Dutch. Traditionally, the drink is made to keep ice skaters warm. One only needs three ingredients to make anijsmelk.

Recipe 

  • 3 cups whole milk 
  • 1 tablespoon anise seed 
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  1. Combine the milk & anise seeds in a saucepan.
  2. Place over a low-medium heat; allow the milk to come to a low simmer.
  3. Add honey, and keep it simmering for 5-10 more minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat.
  5. Pour the warmed milk through a fine mesh strainer to remove the anise seeds.
  6. Serve warm

Matcha: Japan

Matcha is probably one the more popular warm drinks from Japan. Though it has similar origins in China, there are two specific regions that are known for their matcha; Uji in Kyoto and Nishio in the Aichi prefecture. The drink traditionally has spiritual and ceremonial ties, but is also enjoyed for its earthy flavor and antioxidants.

Recipe 

  • ¼ teaspoon matcha
  • 2 ounces boiling water
  • 6 ounces additional boiling water or steamed milk 
  • Maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener, optional
  1. sift the matcha into a mug or small bowl to get rid of any lumps.
  2. Pour in the 2 ounces boiling water. Using a matcha whisk or small regular whisk, whisk briskly from side to side until the matcha is fully dispersed and there is a foamy layer on top.
  3. Add the remaining 6 ounces boiling water or steamed milk and whisk again until foamy. Sweeten to taste, if desired.

United States: Pumpkin Spice Latte 

The first pumpkin spice latte was developed by coffee giant Starbucks in 2003, but is easy to make for yourself at home, no matter where you are. Something about the pumpkin spice, clove aroma, and touch of sweetness is sure to warm you up and turn any frown upside down.

Recipe

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee
  1. Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
  2. Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4.  Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Tibet: Po Cha

Tibet is another place where the winters require a strong cup of warmness to heat your freezing insides. Po cha is a Tibetan drink, also called butter tea. The tea is salty rather than sweet, and is ideal for those who want to try a simple recipe from abroad.

Recipe

  • 4 cups of water
  • Plain black tea (2 individual teabags, like Lipton’s black tea, or two heaping spoons of loose tea)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup half and half or milk
  1. First bring four cups of water to a boil.
  2. Put two bags of tea or two heaping tablespoons of loose tea in the water and let steep while the water is boiling for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add a heaping quarter of a teaspoon of salt.
  4. Take out the tea bags or if you use loose tea, strain the tea grounds.
  5. Add a third to a half cup of milk or a teaspoon of milk powder.
  6. Pour your tea mixture, along with two tablespoons of butter, into a chandong, which is a kind of churn. Since churns are kind of rare outside of Tibet, you can do what some Tibetans do, which is to use any big container with a lid, so you can shake the tea, or you can just use a blender, which works very well. 
  7. Churn, blend or shake the mixture for two or three minutes. The Tibetans think the po cha tastes better if you churn it longer.

Turin, Italy: Bicerin

We expect nothing less from Italy than another chocolate drink, but this time with classic Italian espresso. Bicerin is actually Piedmontese (an Italian dialect) for small glass, which is what the drink is served in. Bicerin has been popular since the 18th century, and, though it may be small, it packs an energizing punch.

Recipe

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • Italian espresso 

1.Warm milk in a medium-sized saucepan with chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Whisk the mixture until it begins to boil, then let it boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly (the chocolate mixture will foam up a bit.)

2. Afterward, remove it from the heat and set aside. Make a small pot of very strong coffee, or good Italian espresso.

3.Fill the bottom third of a clear, heat-proof glass with the warm chocolate mixture. Pour in some coffee or espresso. (If you want to help it create a definite layer, pour it over the back of a spoon, into the glass.)

4. Top with whipped cream.

Mexico: Champurrado

This thick Mexican beverage is delicious and chocolatey, perfect as a sweet treat after a fun day spent out in the cold. Champurrado is popular in Mexico during the Christmas season for obvious reasons. The recipe is slightly more involved, but is worth the effort.

Recipe

  • 8 cups of water
  • 5 oz. of piloncillo or ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Mexican Chocolate tablets 6.5 ounces
  • ¾ cup of masa harina corn flour
  1. Place 6 cups of water in a large saucepan along with the piloncillo and the cinnamon stick.
  2. Heat water until it starts boiling and then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes until the piloncillo has melted.
  3. Once the piloncillo or sugar has dissolved, add the 2 Mexican Chocolate Tablets and allow about 5 minutes to dissolve, stirring from time to time.

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Live Your Life With Passion

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In this motivational video, JIFU SVP of Field and Leadership Development Philippe Moser offers a few life changing tips about how to live your life with passion. 

Fulfilling your purpose with passion may seem like a tall order, but Philippe breaks it down, making each goal clear and simple to understand.  There are five key points that will help you live with passion. Click below to learn how to take action now!!

By combining these tips with the megatrends mentioned by Philippe, you will be able to grow both personally and professionally. Before you can succeed, you have to know where your passion lies and capitalize on it. Don’t fail now by ignoring the opportunities the universe brings your way. From this point on, everything you do is loaded with significance. Keep your eyes open, your attitude positive, and always seek out the next best thing to do.

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Overcoming Adversity & Continuing Strength

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What drives us here at JIFU? Doing fun and challenging things with amazing people, of course!

The team comes together to tackle the dangerous Brundage Mountain trail on mountain bikes. Lui, Brett, Jeffery, and Doug share their experience on the black diamond trial, and not everything goes to plan. Sometimes even our best laid plans fail, and its important to be flexible. When you fall, stand up, dust yourself off, and get back on the bike.  

 Through popped tires, gnarly falls, and jagged cliffs, the JIFU team exemplifies overcoming diversity as they make it successfully to the end.  Its important to understand that the road may not be straight and perfectly paved, but, by combining grit and resilience with a growth mindset, you will come out on the other side even better than before.  Your hardest times often lead to your most successful achievements. 

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JIFU has Amplified!

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“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts 

This year has brought about more change than anyone expected, but JIFU has decided to join the dance. Decide where your passion lays and take advantage of every opportunity! 

Aside from offering our established travel portal, JIFU now offers more ways than ever before to access the experiences and tools that enrich your life. We have become wildly versatile by equipping our community by developing additional verticals based on three powerful business trends:

Online Marketplaces, Travel and Tourism, Cryptocurrency, Personal Development

 Be richly rewarded for your dedication to success by ranking up quicker. Build your business by sharing JIFU’s exclusive products and experiences! Benefit from our enhanced compensation plan, which features our new Lifestyle Bonus and Coaching Bonus. 

The JIFU app has had a recent makeover, evolving into JIFU2.0. It is easier than ever before to track your achievements and access incredible savings, no matter where you are in the world! Motivate yourself and your team by taking advantage of its features with the added convenience of a mobile app. 

By developing our own cryptocurrency, JIFU has been established as a forward-thinking, adaptive affiliate marketing company. JIFUcoin is an honest virtual currency that harnesses and creates new value now and for the future. Use this flexible utility coin in 50+ countries for savings on lifestyle, travel, and on JIFU’s own online marketplace, JIFUshop.

JIFU unlocks your best life by creating connections, offering transformative experiences, and delivering exclusive value. 

JIFU has amplified globally and is extending into Latin America with the introduction of Colombia as the first country in our Latin American Expansion! This is pre-launching on October 15 with the help of Country Manager Josman Soler!  Be sure to follow LATAM on  social media for important updates coming soon!

While the last six months have delivered crushing blow after crushing blow to other companies, JIFU has been hard at work developing critical and innovative tools to activate your success. Take control of your future by honing your entrepreneurial talents and skills. Invest in your own victories through the cutting-edge opportunities at JIFU now

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The JIFUlife: Balancing Work & Finding Happiness

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We are all chasing something, but JIFU urges people to prioritize their happiness with a healthy balance of work and joy. Co-founder and CEO Jeffery Boyle admits to constantly chasing the dream of more time, money and better health. While these are worthwhile pursuits, happiness must always come first.

In “Wired for Greatness”, Jeffery’s eight module starter guide to living an epic life, he writes that your definition of success with JIFU is secondary to your happiness, health and peace of mind. 

We become what we think about, and it’s vastly important to recognize and capitalize on the power of gratitude and self compassion. Our minds are extremely powerful and are capable of incredible things! 

JIFU wants to contribute to your overwhelming success, in all areas of life. JIFUlife focuses on giving you the tools to become a better, more well rounded YOU. Boyle realizes that his happy place is among friends and family and, as he says “Prioritize happiness, my friends, it’s everywhere when you look for it.”

If you need help getting there, JIFU can lend a helping hand with our newly enhanced opportunities, including personal development courses. Be sure to follow JIFUlife on Instagram and Facebook for reminders about upcoming Zoom events with CEO Jeffery Boyle. 

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