I was never really into straight coffee, even when it was the trendy thing to do on the way into class or on a first date or because you stayed up all night cramming for a test… but I’ve always been a sucker for a good mocha latte. It’s the lure of chocolate, I suppose. I’d eat just about anything if chocolate was involved and I know I’m not the only one. (Case in point: chocolate-covered insects. And raisins.) Coffee and cocoa make a heck of a duo and I love starting a cool winter day curled up with one of these bad boys. Yes, even on the AIP when I can’t have coffee OR cocoa OR milk! With coconut milk, carob powder, and a simple homemade herbal coffee concoction, this is an indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about. Of course, those of you who aren’t sensitive to dairy, chocolate, or coffee can feel free to use those instead. And during the warmer months, you can easily turn it into an iced mocha by using refrigerated “coffee” and adding some ice to the blender!
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.