So many of us head into the holidays full of excitement.  We over indulge on many things, including food and alcohol.  Then we vow to start a diet for the New Year.  The cycle then begins anew.  Have you ever wondered if they’ll come a day where you’re not in this exact same place?   I know I have.

As I reflect on this past year, I’ve made great strides toward my healthy lifestyle.  But, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about the extra ten pounds I’m still trying to shed.  They still come and go like an old friend who never leaves.  I guess it could be worse.  In the past it was way more than ten.

So, as I head into this next year I’m keeping with my daily habits theme.  If you change a habit, you have the ability to change your life. My latest habit is one I’ve been holding on to tightly.  I’m talking about my dear friend – coffee.  Heck I’m only two years into this addiction, must I give it up already?   Most of you’ve had years of indulging.  Well, the answer is no!  I don’t have to give up coffee at all. Rather, I have to rethink the way I drink it.  I’m a half coffee, half flavored creamer kind of girl.  I justify it by trying to only have one cup a day.

What I fail to acknowledge is the amount of sugar and chemical my creamers contain.  I’ve tried the heathy ones, but seriously they are disgusting.  Why bother. I’ve thought of doing artificial sweeteners with half and half but I don’t want to use those sweeteners.   I’ve had a long talk with myself about this.  Tea just doesn’t do it for me in the morning.   I’m not looking for caffeine, I’m looking for taste.

This past week I decided to give this habit another look. I tried once before with the bullet coffee, but hated it.  I watched some videos and read some articles and settled on a new recipe.  I whipped some up and I’m drinking it every day.  I don’t feel the huge surge of energy that’s talked about, but I do feel better about my chemical intake.  Not one drop of creamer in the past week and I don’t miss it.  I’m so hoping this new habit is the start of my next phase on this healthy journey.

Heres the recipe if you’d like to give it a try.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

1 cup hot organic coffee brewed

1 tsp coconut oil, raw honey and collagen powder

1 tsp raw cocoa powder and grass fed Kerry gold butter

1/2 tsp turmeric, vanilla and cinnamon

Combine all in blender of choice. I use vitamix. Blend and enjoy.  It’s creamy and delicious.  The fats are healthy for you, but don’t overdo it.

The recipe can also be adapted for hot chocolate. You’d just substitute two tablespoons of raw cocoa and cup of hot water for the coffee.

One day and one habit at a time, together we can live healthier.

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