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I cannot believe that this is the last day of November. Last day. Seriously. By the time I'm done typing, it will actually be the first day of December. Wow. I know, it's a chliche, but TIME FLIES!
While we haven't decorated for Christmas yet, I have been indulging in peppermint anything I can manage. I did toss around the idea of decorating today while it was overcast, however school planning won out. (Yes, I'm patting myself on my back!) Which ended up to be a good thing because a certain little girl in our family turns 9 on Sunday and just decided that she wants to decorate on her birthday.
I'll make the kiddos and Smokey some crock pot hot cocoa and a cup of this amazing delicousness for myself.
Yes, it's peppermint. Yes, it's coffee. Yes, it's sugar free. Yes. It is Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I will never ever make it as a food blogger because I never write anything down. Sorry. But, the gist follows.
Brew one cup of coffee (or, do as I did and take cold coffee from three hours prior and heat it on the stove top. What? I got distracted.) Melt some cocoa butter in a sauce pan and add your coffee if it needs to be heated up. Add your cofee and cocoa butter to your blender (did you get your Ninja last week?!), add a cap of MCT Oil , a spoonful of collagen (Great Lakes is my favorite!), sweetener to taste (I like Pyure), a few drops of ingestable peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract, and half and half to taste. Now, give it whir in you blender. Pour and drink. So yummy.
No, it isn't exactly a White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks ... but so much better for you. I'm kicking around trying one of the S sweetened condenced milk recipes floating around, and maybe even just a peppermint creamer so I wouldn't have to drag the pot out if my coffee wasn't three hours old!
What are your favorite traditions when decorating for Christmas? PLEASE share with us in the comments!
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