It is soo depressing + soo disturbing to me to actually know what all goes into our favorite holiday drinks! It’s like they are purposely trying to kill us. The nasty processed sugar + chemicals in these drinks are slowly killing us + TBH, I’m way over it.
Watch this disturbing video to see how unhealthy these drinks are.
Gross, right? + that vid doesn’t even cover any of the harmful chemicals found in these drinks.
You aren’t safe with “sugar-free” either. Just think, in order to remove something, you much replace it with something else. i.e.: remove the processed sugar + replace it with nasty a** sweetened chemicals. Umm EW, no thx.
Coffee shops are super convenient + they do make a dang tasty latte but is it worth it? I’d much rather wake up ten minutes earlier than normal in order to whip up a fresh, healthy latte that does way less harm to my body. You with me?
For fall I was all about pumpkin + the Skinny PSL. + now that it’s Christmas time I am alllllll about peppermint + this Skinny Peppermint Mocha.
Christmas is one of the greatest times of the year. I love love love putting the tree up + watching Christmas movies while laying next to the warm fire. + I love going to bed excited to wake up because I get to have my fav Skinny Peppermint Mocha in the morning’.
Skinny Peppermint Mocha:
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
- 1 TSP raw cacao powder
- A few drops of pure peppermint (be sure to start small- you can always add more if needed!)
- Vanilla stevia
Put the milk into a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cacao powder until well mixed + until the milk heats up + starts to steam. Remove from heat + add coffee, peppermint + stevia. Whisk until combined + serve! I got a little festive + added a peppermint stick.
At first I tried this with almond milk + it wasn’t the best because it didn’t have the creaminess needed. Coconut milk seemed to be much better. If you do not like almond milk or coconut milk, feel free to use organic half + half. It would be just as tasty with the half + half!
This is such a simple drink to put together in the morning! + it’s so tasty + good for you! Cacao is full of health benefits! It’s a great source of fiber (healthy bowels- woo!) + full of amazing antioxidants! + pure peppermint helps with respiratory issues, headaches, muscle pain + many other ailments.
Unfortunately, this one was not boyfriend approved. JorBabe loves sweet. Maybe next time I’ll add a little pure maple syrup to his. That just might do the trick;)