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Cinnamon Butterbeer Latte

This is how I intend to celebrate Halloween this year: Watching Harry Potter and drinking a cinnamon butterbeer latte. If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now. I love everything Harry Potter. Proof: I have Harry Potter wands in my bedroom that Shaun and I got as a gift from his father. I have two Harry potter decorations on my walls (one with the deathly hallows symbol and the other is a papier-mâché on a canvas using pages of an old Harry Potter book). And of course I read the books and watched the movies countless times. So yes, I love the series and I love it even more this time of year. I’m not sure why, but there’s something about the cozy months that makes me crave those books. Whether or not you like…

September Coffee Break

After sharing monthly favorites posts for one year, my little personal posts are taking on a new name. Welcome to my first coffee break post. To be fair, this post will be similar to my monthly favorites, but I’ll be sharing a new drink recipe with these posts each month, starting in October. That means, you’ll get a new drink recipe and we’ll catch up a little on life. Similarly to my favorites posts, I’ll share my current favorite things (recipes and more) and I’ll share a bit more about what’s been going on in our life. My hope with these posts is that you’ll be able to get to know me a little better. I also hope it helps you discover new recipes, products and…

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Welcoming the first week of fall with the healthiest sugar-free pumpkin spice latte. When I think of a cozy fall drink, I immediately think of the pumpkin spice latte… Not because I drink it each year (I drank it a few times before I stopped eating added sugar), but because as soon as September arrives, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere. The thing is though, they’re typically loaded with sugar, which is why I needed to find a way to make mine at home. So that’s what I did. As I discovered last year, you can blend cashews and coffee together to make the most delicious and creamy drink. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with many cozy drinks, including peanut butter hot chocolate, chai latte, peppermint mocha and mint matcha latte. Now I…

Hydrating Super Green Smoothie

Over the past year, I got 3 bad colds where I lost my voice for days. This is when I created this hydrating super green smoothie. That last cold happened in the same week we learned we were moving to British Columbia. I had 2 interviews and needed to work and prepare for our move. Needless to say I was a bit desperate to get my voice back at that point. Perfect timing, right? That week, I was drinking this smoothie daily. A smoothie I had created earlier that year when I had lost my voice the first time (the same week Shaun proposed – I really choose the best times!). My goal was mostly to stay hydrated (which I hoped would help with my dry, irritated throat) and to get in some fruits and vegetables. No fancy “superfood” powders…

Mint Matcha Latte

Saint Patrick’s Day is Saturday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this mint matcha latte… In the morning. Of course you may prefer celebrating with alcohol at night if that’s your thing. Honestly, I’ve never done anything special for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s just not something my family or friends ever did. But now, I’m happy for an occasion to create more green recipes. So today, I’m here with another cozy drink recipe – A mint matcha latte. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s day. A cozy drink recipe also seemed appropriate since we’ve been getting a good amount of snow lately. We had a small snow storm last week and we&#8217…