A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

I have a few things I wanted to tell you about today so today’s post will be a bit of a ‘mish mash’.

First up, coffee.  I was never a coffee drinker in my younger years.  I always hated the taste and smell of coffee.  I never understood people who seemed ‘addicted’ to it.  People who needed multiple cups to get them through each day.  Over the past few years I’ve warmed up to coffee (tee hee…I made a pun!).  I’m definitely not addicted, and still don’t LOVE the smell or taste, but it’s become a ‘comfort’ to me.  The warmth of it in my hands, and the soothing feeling of it going down my throat and warming up my belly is very comforting (especially in the Fall/Winter/Spring months).

Now, there are definitely positives and negatives to drinking coffee regularly, but I feel like there seems to be more negatives than positives.  So in an effort to make my coffee drinking a more healthy experience (until I cut it out totally) I add some things into my daily coffee.  I wanted to share them with you if you’d like to give them a try them as well:

  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut milk (can also use almond milk!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pure maple syrup

I am planning on trying Dandy Blend in the near future, which is apparently a great coffee substitute (no caffeine and doesn’t give you the ‘coffee withdrawal headaches’!).  I’ll keep you posted on how it goes for me.

Secondly, I wanted to share that I made ‘Cauliflower Buffalo Wings’ today and they were awesome!  Just google them online…there are many recipes out there.  Give it a try! (picture below)

Last but not least, I finally made home-made deodorant and toothpaste today.  It was so easy!  I’ll keep you posted on my experience with these as well. (picture below)

It was a productive long weekend for me!  Hope you all had a great weekend as well!