Cinnamon Cafe Mocha

As I have said before, I typically enjoy my coffee black and bold.

Although, lately my poor belly seems to need a buffer… Which leads me to testing out new additions to my boring black coffee. (You are still my true love, don’t worry!)

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Ingredients:

Hot Brewed coffee (about 1 cup)

1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp unsweetened cocao powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Optional:  One tsp maple syrup for sweetness (I prefer mine without)

MAKE IT:

Start with your base of hot black coffee (fill your mug about 3/4 full)

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In a high speed blender, combine almond milk, cinnamon, cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup.  Blend on high for a few minutes until steaming and frothy.

If you are not using a Vitamix, you may need to heat the almond milk in the microwave for a little bit before blending.

(The Vitamix will actually warm up the mixture if blended long enough)

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Pour the blended almond milk into your coffee and enjoy!  Mmmmmm.

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I hope you enjoy this healthy spin on my old fave!

Cheers!

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Banana Coffee Ice-cream

I love coffee as you may not have already guessed, and with the creaminess of frozen banana…This is a majorly delicious treat.

I have been on a sweet tooth kick this past little while..and trying to find healthy ways to feed the little monster!  This stuff hits the spot!

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Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

1/4 c full fat coconut milk

1/4 c chilled strong brewed coffee

2 medjool dates, pitted

Coffee Beans (for topping)

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BREAK BANANA INTO SMALL PIECES INTO YOUR VITAMIX OR FOOD PROCESSOR, ADD DATES.  PULSE UNTIL THE CHUNKS OF BANANA ARE TINY.

ADD COFFEE AND COCONUT MILK AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH AND CREAMY.

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TRANSFER TO A SEALABLE FREEZER FRIENDLY CONTAINER.

PLACE IN THE FREEZER FOR 2-3 HOURS OR UNTIL HARDENED ENOUGH TO SCOOP.

SERVE IN A SMALL BOWL AND TOP WITH A SPRINKLE OF COFFEE BEANS FOR A LITTLE CRUNCH.

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MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CREAMY GOODNESS!

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Note:  If left overnight, the mixture will become rock hard.  You can do this, but will have to leave the ice cream out of the freezer for a little while to soften up before serving!

I hope you enjoy this simple little treat!  Just remember to share! 🙂

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