Archive for the ‘beverages’ Category

Carob Kefir Smoothie

November 16, 2009

Now that my kefir is established, I wanted to try it in a smoothie. The natural sweetness of carob and banana provide enough sweetness for this, so you don’t need to add any sweeteners.

1 cup kefir
1 ripe banana (if frozen then your smoothie will come out more frosty, but you can use a fresh one if you need to)
1 Tbsp carob powder
5-6 ice cubes

Blend ingredients together. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice “Not-te”

October 30, 2009

Back when I could have coffee, sugar, and milk, I used to love the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Since I can’t have any of these things, I decided to come up with a version that I could have.

1 cup soy milk
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp canned pumpkin or cooked pumpkin
1/2 cup water
2 tsp instant coffee substitute, such as Cafix or Dandy Blend
(If you have another herbal coffee substitute, make a very strong 1/2 cup of that instead)
cinnamon and nutmeg to top

Heat soy milk, pumpkin, and maple syrup until steaming. Whip until frothy. Fill cup with the coffee, and then top with the hot milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.