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Healthier Mocha Frappuccino

It’s hot out there! We are back from Northern Michigan for the Summer, and plopped right into the dog days of August on the East Coast!

Cold blended coffee beverages really cool me down, and who doesn’t love an ice cold creamy drink when it is so hot? I sure do!

Check out my new Rooster! He was a find during my time up north this Summer! I think he is perky! Well he perks me up when I see him. ūüôā

Healthier and Delicious Mocha Frappuccino

This recipe for a Healthier Mocha Frappuccino is much easier on the pocket book, you can make it at home, not to mention keeping yourself on track with healthier food choices. It has no refined sugars in it and is sweetened with 3 medjool dates that are softened. They really compliment the raw cacao and coffee to make a creamy, cold, delicious coffee frappuccino. There are just about 300 calories in it (this can vary a bit with the size of your dates) and it is a large, which is about half the calories of what would be in a commercial drink, with better-for-you ingredients. Head on over to Natural Society to read Over Seven Reasons to Eat Dates¬†and why they are good for you. I used organic, fair trade instant coffee, so you don’t have to have a cold pot hanging around the house to make this. It is much more convenient and fresh!¬†This is a reputable brand that I used, and you can get it in caffeinated or decaffeinated.

Healthier Mocha Frappuccino

Ingredients:

3 Softened Medjool Dates (I soak them for 5 minutes in warm water and then remove the pits)

1/4 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 Tablespoon of Raw Cacao

2 Teaspoons of Organic Instant Coffee Crystals

1 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Cup of Crushed Ice

1 Cup of Cold Pure Water

Directions: In a blender (I have made this with my Ninja and also my Vitamix. Any blender will do. Blend the Water and Dates until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.

Pour into a large glass and it’s ready to drink! Yummy! Sit down and relax, put your feet up, and savor the moment!

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Are You Authentic?…plus a Honeyed Latte Recipe

Are you your most authentic self? If not what is a step you could take to change that? Has there been a time when you recognized you weren’t being your authentic self and wished to be someone else? What did you do? How did it make you feel? What about times when you were completely authentic?

Honeyed Latte

Honeyed Latte with Cinnamon

This is a really important subject for your health and happiness! If you feel like you can’t be yourself except when you are alone, you are not being true to yourself. Everyone on the planet has special gifts and a cellular makeup that makes you like no other person! When you are comfortable, confident and happy with yourself, it shines through you, and draws others to you. You are able to fulfill your purpose so much better! You are a gift to the world, so live your life being you!

Here is a special latte recipe just for you to enjoy!

Honeyed Latte with Cinnamon

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Espresso (or strong coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine)

1/2 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk (or try Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Nut Milk here)

1 Tablespoon of Honey (clear if eating SCD/Low FodMap)

1/4 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Directions:

Pour your Milk, Honey, Vanilla and Cinnamon in a frothing pitcher. Steam until hot and frothy. Then, prepare your espresso (or strong coffee). If you are using coffee you can heat your milk to desired temperature and whisk vigorously to create a creamy froth.

Honeyed Latte with Cinnamon

Honeyed Latte with Cinnamon

Pour the coffee and sweetened, flavored milk together into your very favorite mug. Sit and enjoy and savor the moment and your uniqueness!

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Eat Your Nutrients!

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Chai Love You! – Individual Chai Spice Creamer

Chai Love You Beverage Drop Ins

Chai Love You –¬† Individual Chai Spice Creamer

If you think the smell of  Chai is a warming, comforting aroma like I do,  these individual frozen creamers are just what you need for your cup!  I am really loving the convenience of these individual creamers that are frozen to stay fresh! Right now I have Pumpkin Spice and Chai in my freezer so I can have whatever flavor I am in the mood for in my coffee and tea.  I have even popped them in my morning smoothies with great results! Chai is like a warm, loving hug! I have been reading the book The Power of Intention by Wayne Dryer, and one really important insight I like in the book is choosing to see the good in others and letting go of the negative thoughts that surface in your mind, replacing them with something you see positive about people.  It really has been broadening my view and opening me up more positive intention throughout the day.

Chai Love You – Individual Chai Spice Creamers

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup Clear Honey

1 1/2 Cups Full Fat Coconut Milk (no additives, I like this kind)

1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cardamom

3/4 Teaspoon Cloves

Directions:  Line a twelve cup muffin pan with natural or foil muffin cup liners.  Melt the coconut oil in a medium bowl in the microwave or on the stovetop.  Whisk in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly blended and divide evenly between the muffin cups. Place the muffin pan in the freezer and freeze solid. After about four hours you can remove the Chai Spice Creamers from the pan and store in an airtight container in the freezer.  To use, add to your favorite hot beverage and whisk.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Real Pumpkin Spice Beverage Flavor Drop-Ins

Real Pumpkin Spice Beverage Flavor Drop-Ins

One of the best Fall traditions is pumpkins!  There has been a lot in the media lately about some of the pumpkin spice beverages out there and the less than healthy ingredients they contain, even though the are deliciously addictive.  I have a figure friendly, healthy, real food solution to a pumpkin spice beverage craving that will leave you feeling great with no sugar crashes or slumps.

These individual Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamers are only 65 calories, contain all natural ingredients, including real pumpkin, and are frozen individually for convenience and freshness.  The recipe makes twelve. They have a true, delicious pumpkin spice flavor, are dairy free, and sweetened with just 1/2 teaspoon of honey per serving.  If you like yours sweeter, you can add more.  You also get 15% of your RDA of vitamin A from the real pumpkin each beverage contains along with beneficial spices.  You can use these all-in-one flavor drop-ins creamers for coffee, lattes, tea or steamers.

Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte

Real Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte

Pumpkin Spice Beverage Drop Ins

Real Pumpkin Spice Individual Portion Coffee Creamer

Recipe Ingredients:

Real Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

1 1/2 Cups Canned Pumpkin (this one is organic and SCD Diet legal)

1 1/2 Cups of Full Fat Coconut Milk, room temperature (this is my favorite and SCD Diet Legal)

3 Tablespoons of Pure Vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons Clear Honey, warmed in the microwave more or less to taste (you can substitute Maple Syrup)

1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

Line a muffin pan with good quality natural unbleached muffin papers.  They have a non-stick coating on the inside for easy removal. Add your pumpkin to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk the warmed honey into the pumpkin. I like mine just slightly sweetened. You can add more or less honey depending on your taste. Whisk in the room temperature coconut milk and vanilla extract.  Finally, whisk in all your spices. Using a level Muffin size scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop 1/4 cup of the pumpkin beverage drop-ins mixture into each muffin cup. Level by tapping the bottom of the pan on the counter top to flatten and place the pan in the freezer until they are frozen solid.  After they are frozen, remove them from the muffin pan and store in a gallon zip bag in the freezer.  When you need a pumpkin spice beverage, take one serving from the freezer and add it to your coffee, latte, tea or steamer. It is good to have the beverage slightly hotter than normal because the pumpkin spice drop-in is frozen.  I like to put everything in a shaker and shake it up then pour it into a mug, but you could also use a whisk in your mug.  This is the shaker I use (It is Awesome to get a frothy beverage!)

I hope you are enjoying Fall and pumpkin season!!! I look forward to having one of these every day!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

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