"The best of summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. That odd uneven time." -sylvia plath
Made a healthified pumpkin spice latte this morning. It turned out even better than the Starbucks version and a whole lot better for you as well.
4 oz very strong coffee
3/4 cup milk of choice
3 tbsp pumpkin purée
1/2 - 1 tbsp sweetener (or 1 packet stevia)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Dash of cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together. Make sure pumpkin purée is mixed in really well so you’re not drinking bits of pumpkin mush in your coffee. You can then either heat it up or leave it cold (after adding the milk the latte will cool down a lot).
i need this
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
Best way to start the day! Especially after a sleepless night with the little dude. #nlaforher #herwhey chocolate eclair and coffee smoothie! Here’s hoping this keeps me going! #projectcity #work #fitfam #fitmom #kids #toddler #sleeplessnightsofadifferentkind #supplements #coffee @nlafounder @nlaforher #tiuteam #tiugirls #tiusisters #toneitup @karenakatrina @toneitup