Fun fact: That latte you drank at Starbucks last week was likely loaded with processed sugar and toxic chemicals. That’s right. It was probably made with an artificially flavored syrup and non-organic whole milk. Even if you ordered it with soy or coconut milk instead, it’s not likely that they used a natural brand, as many store-bought nut milks these days contain unnecessary preservatives.
I’m sorry to say that your favorite neighborhood coffee shop isn’t crafting beverages with your personal health in mind…
It’s the final day of our 12 Days of Christmas Celebration. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been challenging our patients, friends, and family members at Queen City Health Center to commit to one thoughtful health change per day for 12 days. For this final challenge, we wanted to leave you with something sweet that won’t do damage to your internal organs.
We all love a good gingerbread latte around the holidays. But instead of spending money on an unhealthy coffee beverage that’s loaded with artificial flavors, sugar, and chemicals, why not make your own healthy gingerbread latte at home? We are confident that you’ll be satisfied with the taste (it’s SUPER yummy), as well as how you’re going to feel after drinking it! (Not to mention all the money you’ll save long-term.)
Day 12 Challenge: Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe
1 can full-fat organic coconut milk
1 tbsp kerigold grass-fed butter
1/4 c grade b maple syrup
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
dash of nutmeg
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
freshly brewed organic espresso
Mix all ingredients except vanilla and espresso, and pour into saucepan. Over medium heat, slowly whisk until all spices combine. Turn heat off and stir in vanilla extract. Allow mixture to cool. Whip creamer to a frothy consistency, and pour over 1-2 shots of freshly brewed organic espresso. Use within 7 days.
P.S.: If you missed the Day 11 challenge, be sure and grab it right here.
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