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Mexican Mocha Protein Frappe

Mexican Mocha Protein Frappe

SFH's [semi-new] Churro flavor is absurd. It's like this magical flavor bomb of cinnamon all up in your palate. I've been quite heavy handed with it as of late, dumping it in nearly every smoothie or bowl of oatmeal I've made over the last few months. Last week, when I was in the mood for a frappuccino (and was obviously way too lazy to go out and get one), adding a scoop of my beloved churro was an obvious addition to my chocolate-laden frozen treat. It's protein-packed, clean and so refreshing! I'll definitely turn to this recipe frequently throughout the summer.

Butter Coffee Blocks

Butter Coffee Blocks

These to-go butter coffee blocks are the [fat] bomb. I LOVE my morning butter coffee, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood to wrangle the several ingredients I like to use, pull out the blender, clean the blender, etc. Sometimes I just want to have butter coffee ready in .2 seconds - particularly on the mornings when I've hit "snooze" about 15 times and have negative 10 minutes to get ready and fly out the door to get to work. Light bulb! Butter coffee blocks. 

Filthy Almond Chai Latte

Filthy Almond Chai Latte

I like to consider this filthy only because it's got an extra shot of espresso than the traditional dirty chai latte. However, if you're more of the PG-13 type, leave that extra shot out. Or you can even go the PG, daytime TV route and stick with chai concentrate and milk....whatever floats your prude boat.

Mocha Chia Pudding

Mocha Chia Pudding

I love chia pudding. Aside from the fantastic nutritional profile of chia seeds, I actually really love the pearly texture of chia pudding...it's similar to that of tapioca...which freaks a lot of people out. So if you don't like that kind of texture, this may not be your recipe. If you dig it, please try this out. Chia pudding is a great item to keep in the fridge when you want dessert. It's like a faux dessert in that it feels and tastes like your indulging, but really you're consuming something super nutritious. Chia seeds + coconut milk + raw cacao is a recipe for nutritional success. As far as I'm concerned, it's a super food dessert. Shwing!

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

Competing with peppermint for most favored winter holiday flavor, I felt it was only fair to provide a Gingerbread flavor for paleo-fied coffee creamer since I already gave some love to the peppermint coffee craze here. You can use this delicious concoction in small quantities as a creamer with your standard brewed coffee, but I've also found it makes for an amazing latte milk with espresso. It's versatile - do whatcha want with it! 

Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

In light of the holiday season and everyone's (including my own) unnatural obsession with peppermint, I present you both a Peppermint Mocha two ways. One way is with a frozen frappe and the other way is a creamer for a hot latte. Find the frappe in this post. Keep reading for the mind-blowingly delicious creamer below. Thank me later!

Peppermint Mocha Frappe

Peppermint Mocha Frappe

Remember my Starbucks rant? Well...Starbucks strikes again with the magical holiday beverages. I always succumbed to their peppermint mocha flavored anything during the holidays, so obviously it became mandatory that I figure out how to get my peppermint mocha fix on without compromising my health. I have come up with two recipes so you can satisfy your peppermint mocha cravings in two ways - frozen or hot! A frappe in the winter seems weird, but who am I to discriminate against those of you in SoCal or Florida? And I'll admit...I've enjoyed this frosty drink amidst a light snowfall myself. And it was delightful. 

Paleo Mocha Frappucino

Paleo Mocha Frappucino

Maybe I'm judgmental (no maybe about it), but I roll my eyes when people say they "hate" Starbucks. No you don't. You just hate how consumer-driven and "trendy" it is. I mean, if you want to support your local, hipstery coffee shop...by all means! I know I do! But just because you enjoy your almond milk latte served in an artsy to go cup doesn't mean you need to "stick it to the man" that is Starbucks.