Friday, April 6, 2018

On The Menu - Frothy Latte

From Brenda's 'I Hate To Cook' Kitchen

Frothy Latte
I like coffee. I mean I really like coffee. My husband calls me a coffee snob, and I tell him he has no taste. A decaf drinker who can stomach gas station coffee with cream only has no business talking java. Yes, I like it strong, and I like it flavored. And I love frothy latte. I’m also into healthy alternatives to anything edible. That’s where my favorite coffee recipe is superb…tastes fantastic and is good for you.

My recipe is below, but before you get there, let me tell you the benefits of my ingredients.

The Mayo Clinic says up to four cups of coffee is fine for most healthy people. Other studies have shown that amount of coffee is good for your liver. My cups are actually mugs and I’m pretty sure Mayo is talking an actual cup. I like three to four mugs every morning, so I cut my caffeinated coffee with decaf.

Coconut oil is good for your heart health. It helps to increase the healthy cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease.

Cinnamon is good for you in so many ways. It is a high source of antioxidants, helps fight diabetes, contains anti-inflammatory properties, good for dental health, and just might lower your risk for cancer, to name a few.

Honey contains flavonoids which are antioxidants that help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. If you stick to raw honey, there are even more benefits.

So, here you go:

 ½ to 1 tsp coconut oil
½ to 1 tsp honey
3 tbs half and half
3 shakes of cinnamon
One cup (or more likely a mug) of coffee

Brew your coffee. Put the first four ingredients in a personal blender. Add enough coffee to bring it up to an inch at least. Blend thoroughly. Let it sit a few seconds to allow the froth to rise to the top. Gently pour it into the rest of your mug of coffee so the froth tops it off.

Oh yum, a frothy latte! Enjoy!

About Brenda: Brenda Whiteside and her husband are gypsies at heart having lived in six states and two countries. Currently, they split their time between the Lake Roosevelt basin in Central Arizona and the pines in the north. Wherever Brenda opens her laptop, she spends most of her time writing stories of discovery and love entangled with suspense.

Coffee figures in to most of my books. In my Love and Murder Series, Lacy Dahl owns a coffee café called the Lacy Latte in book one, The Art of Love and Murder. In book two, Southwest of Love and Murder, Phoebe is always pouring
a cup. You’ll find someone drinking coffee in books three, four and five, too.

The Art of Love and Murder by Brenda Whiteside
When the past and present collide, Lacy discovers her future mired in secrets, threats and murder.

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GiniRifkin said...

I'm a tea drinker, but even I think that sounds darn good! Checking into your books, they sound interesting.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Hi Gini, sorry I'm just checking in. I had an unexpected visit by my granddaughter and a five year old can really monopolize your time. But I'm not complaining! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

Jannine Gallant said...

That sounds really yummy...and healthy! I pretty much just drink mine straight with a splash of flavored creamer. I need to become more adventuresome!

Alison Henderson said...

Can I admit it out loud? I'm a tea drinker. I tried coffee my freshman year in college, and I made me so jittery, I almost ran out of the lecture hall. That said, I do love flavored teas and have become addicted to chai lattes.

Brenda Whiteside said...

This will get you hooked, Jannine. I always used flavored creamer, but this one is so much better.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Tea has a place in my drink choices too, Alison. For some reason, I drink it more in the winter and love chai. I get away from the jitters by brewing mine half caf.

Jody Vitek said...

I'll admit I do not go for fru-fru coffee drinks. I generally drink mine straight black. On occasion, you'll see me use creamer. I do enjoy some flavored coffees. I've cut back on how much coffee I drink, limiting myself to two "cups" a day. Okay, occasionally I'll have one in the afternoon or in the evening when we've gone out to dinner and have dessert. I'll drink tea from time to time. As good as your froth sounds, I can't put myself through the extra effort. I want my coffee right away in the morning. By the way, I love your books!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Sorry I can't win you over on fru-fru coffee. LOL Thanks for coming by and glad my books entertain you!