Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hemp Milk Latte

Hemp milk has such a rich, unique flavor! If you haven't tried it, you are in for a treat.

Since I had my first Hemp Milk Latte from Green Zebra Grocery in Portland, OR I have been craving the thick deliciousness almost every day. I really love coffee, but I can't justify spending so much going out everyday. Luckily, hemp milk foams up so nicely, you won't need fancy espresso machine to steam up this silky beverage.

Perfect pairing with breakfast, or afternoon cozy time-out.
Or like me, getting me through the start of Christmas Card signing... 

How is it almost December already??

What you'll need: 

1 cup Unsweetened Hemp Milk
Extra-Strong brewed coffee***
(or espresso/instant espresso if you are desperate)
2 dashes Cinnamon
1 tsp Agave (optional)


Make your coffee

While your coffee is a brewin', heat your hemp milk in a sauce pan until scalding hot, and just before it is simmering, pour into a blender. 

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TIP: Use a blender with removable hole on the top, cover with kitchen towel so steam can escape but it will not splash out and burn you.

Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or "Smoothie Mode" on some models or until you can see it getting frothy, and slightly lighter in color. 

The milk and foam will slightly separate, this is normal. 

Pour just the milk into a glass (while holding the foam back with a spoon)
Add desired amount of coffee
*Add Agave if desired* and stir

Finally, Top with remaining foam and garnish with a dash or two of cinnamon.


Saturday, November 21, 2015


Barbie's favorite smoothie, for sure.

Nutritious and satisfying, great for post-workout or first thing in the morning. I would even call this dessert-worthy!

I love using blenders where the blender cup doubles as a cup. Saves on cleanup time (Lord knows how much I hate doing dishes, that's why he gave me such a great husband!)


1/2 Banana
1 small roasted beet
2-3 frozen strawberries
2 Medjool dates (pitted)
2 Tbsp Plain Low Fat Greek Yogurt
1/4-1/2 c Organic Orange Juice
1-2 ice cubes

Blend until smooth and enjoy!