I thought I was on the mend from the cold I suffered through over the holidays but...BAM...I'm getting hit with round 2. Seems so unfair but maybe this will be it for the winter season. I'm blaming it on the yo-yoing weather. One day it is warm and dry, the next rainy and then it is cold and snowy. Temperature swings are unreal. Aside from chugging tea, upping my Vitamin C intake and staying really well hydrated I have little or no appetite and the only thing I'm craving is a reeces peanut butter cup. Totally random. Of course I don't have one in the cupboard since I'm trying to rid my house of all temptations. Instead, I'm going to settle (not really settling when something tastes so good) for a Peanut Butter Mocha Latte which is one of my favourite easy indulgences. The absolute best part? Prep is literally 30 seconds and then I can go back to the couch while the Vitamix does the work.
Now I'm going to have to consider this a mini-cheat on my New Year's resolution but I think it is worth it. Even the whipped cream that my 8 year old added on top for me was totally unnecessary. Hey, if you are going to have a treat you got go all in...especially if you aren't feeling the best.
I'm lazy so I like to make my coffee or espresso in the Keurig then add it to the blender with milk and chocolate chips and put it on the soup/heat setting. The best part about making it this way? You get a really nice layer of chocolatey milk foam on top which I love and you don't need a separate milk frother to get it done. Its great when you can make a fancy coffee drink with little effort and at a considerably lower price than what you'd find at the local cafe or "5bucks".
Ah, after just a few sips of my peanut butter mocha latte my spirits are rising. Still can't breath through my nose (from this cold) but who the heck cares?
Hope you are all feeling way better than I am and that you are staying out of the cold. Happy Wednesday.