Before I have a morning cup of coffee I always drink some green water first. One of my favorite green water recipes: 2 cups of room temperature water + 1 drop Sakara chlorophyll + juice of half a lemon
Blended lattes are delicious and easy (no frother/steamer needed). Blend coffee, milk and other desired ingredients (vanilla, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, cacao…) in a blender. Pour and enjoy. This method works for hot or cold coffee.
Classic hot lattes are made by pouring hot frothed milk over espresso. At home, brew coffee (or espresso) however you normally do and pour the steamed/ frothed milk over the coffee. I recommend buying a milk frother because they are amazing! If you don’t want to buy a frother, you can buy a handheld frother. They are inexpensive and create a pretty nice foam.
Iced lattes are the easiest! They are made by pouring milk over espresso and adding ice. At home, brew coffee (or espresso) then add the milk and then the ice.
Vanilla extract (or even better vanilla beans) and cinnamon are awesome additions to lattes! As always, I would recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. Their stuff is the best!
Consider buying reusable coffee cups and straws for when you are out and about and/or purchasing coffee. A little bit of practice and it will be second nature to bring your own cup/straw. Maybe keep a few clean ones ready to go in your car. I really love Package Free Shop for straws and coffee cups (and so much more!). Keep cup is my favorite brand (I also like Yeti).
This recipe features one of my favorite products: Kween and Co granola butter. I have talked about granola butter before. It is a spreadable nut and seed free butter made using oats. It is so delicious! It’s great spread on toast, waffles, pancakes, fruit and dessert.
These cookies are delicious!
1/4 cup vanilla granola butter
2 TB ghee
4 TB maple syrup
1/8 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup oats
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Hu Kitchen gems)
Have all ingredients at room temperature.
Melt ghee over very low heat and pour into a mixing bowl to cool. Once its no longer hot, add granola butter, maple syrup, vanilla and egg and whisk together. Make sure to combine the ingredients very well.
Whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot, oats, sea salt and baking soda. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions. Fold in the chocolate chips. Cover the mixing bowl or remove the dough to a silicone (or plastic) bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and scoop or spoon balls onto a parchment paper (or silpat) lined baking sheet.
Bake for 9-13 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies). Remove from the oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, rack or serving board. Enjoy!
Happy New Year! Over our holiday break, my husband and I hung out with our animals, worked on a puzzle, watched The Office and The Mandalorian and Bad Santa. We watched Wonderwoman and some old XMen movies. We ate some leftovers from the freezer and ordered pizza. I cooked. I made Tomahawk steaks and they were delicious! We did so many house chores. We cleaned and organized. My husband organized our garage. I organized the kitchen and our closets. And my office. We had a nice and weird holiday together!
On to 2021!
Chamomile latte made with chamomile tea and frothed Good Mylk hemp milk.
Fill coffee mug halfway with hot coffee (I used Just Coffee Coop infused with Four Sigmatic mushrooms). Add 1 TB cacao powder, 1-2 TB maple syrup, a tiny pinch of sea salt and 1/8 tsp vanilla to the hot coffee. Stir to combine. Froth milk (I used Good Mylk hemp milk) and pour on top of coffee and cacao mixture. Enjoy!
This is one of my favorite lattes! A simple vanilla latte:
First, I brew some Just Coffee Coop coffee infused with Four Sigmatic chaga, lions mane and cordyceps. Then I use my frother to steam Good Mylk almond milk (with a bit of vanilla extract). I pour the frothed milk over the coffee and voila: an awesome vanilla latte! Sweet tip: if you want a sweetened vanilla latte stir 1-2 tsp of maple syrup or honey into the hot coffee before adding milk.
Makes 4 servings (you can keep the extra servings in the refrigerator for leftovers!):
3 cups of water
1 cup fresh cranberries
Zest of 1/2 an orange
Juice of an orange
Heaping 1/2 cup ice cubes
Pinch of sea salt
8 scoops collagen peptides
3 TB chia seeds
1/3 cup walnuts
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and mix until very well combined. Enjoy!