coconut oil + butter chai latte

coconut oil butter chai latte | anutritionisteats.com
So. I think (?) we’re ready for a baby! I mean, are we ready? Probably not. But are we ready to do this? YES! I’m so excited to meet this little baby – possibly later this month! One thing I’m trying to spend more time doing in the next few weeks is taking time for myself. Not on my laptop, not working out. More like drinking tea and reading. I made the mistake of subscribing to The New Yorker, which now means I feel guilty when I don’t get to it every week. What was I thinking?! I’m also trying to finish up a few parenting books and then you know, read a few books for myself too! When I do get a chance to slow things down, it feels utterly luxurious to make a cup of coffee or tea on the weekend and sit down with a book. And right now, I’m all about savoring the little things in life.
coconut oil butter chai latte | anutritionisteats.com
I’ve got my favorite green teas, but I’ve got a new favorite chai tea latte. And it’s not made with milk or tons of sugar.  Chai Tea Lattes are so good and I’ve always tried to recreate them at home, but without some sort of sugar or sweetener, they just aren’t the same! I love that Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener sweetens without calories and without artificial ingredients – it’s the best of both worlds! I’m happy to report that Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is made with only real ingredients –- nothing artificial, and has ZERO calories per serving! It’s a perfect way to add some sweet flavor to my morning tea, or to sprinkle over my favorite foods during the day!
coconut oil butter chai latte | anutritionisteats.com
I came up with a version that’s the perfect blend of frothy, creamy latte flavor and the right amount of sweet: simply brew some chai tea and blend it with coconut oil, grass-fed butter and a few packets of stevia.  

4.5 from 4 reviews
Coconut Oil + Butter Chai Latte
 
Author:
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 4 chai tea bags
Instructions
  1. Brew tea as directed.
  2. Blend tea, oil, butter and stevia until frothy.

To add some ZING™ to your life, visit www.ZingStevia.com to request a Free Sample of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, plus a $1.50 Coupon. Look for Zing™ in the Sweetener Aisle at mass merchandiser and grocery stores nationwide. You can also enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card by simply leaving a comment below answering this question: Which one of your favorite beverages are you most excited to mix Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener into first? Entry Instructions: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

        1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

 

 

      • Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

 

 

      • Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

 

 

      • For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

 

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 3/25/15 – 4/21/15. Be sure to visit the Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

baby update: 38 weeks

I’m really, REALLY hoping that this is my last update, but I am also fully aware that it probably won’t be. Not happy about it, but fully aware.

At this point, we are SO excited to meet this baby (and find out if it is a boy or a girl, and find out if it has red hair, and squeeze it constantly!) that the thought of a few more weeks is a little brutal. At the same time, since we’re pretty much ready for the baby (I just need to press “BUY” on that last amazon order) so I’m trying to take advantage of these last few weeks and fill them with fun things like dates and movies and restaurants and friends. Oh, and lots of rest because I’m feeling kind of exhausted.

Bump Pics:

38 weeks | anutritionisteats.com

Nursery Pics: This room is so tiny that it was a little hard to get good photos, but I wanted to give you a little idea of what it looks like! We kept things really simple with black and white and a few pops of color with the DIY mobile and some brighter sheets and changing pad covers. I’d like to find another spot for the humidifier as it takes up a lot of room on the changing table that I think we’ll want for other items but at this point I’m waiting until we’re using this room to see what rearranging needs to happen. I didn’t want a chair in the room at first (again, it’s tiny!) but I think it will be really nice to have in there for nighttime feedings and reading at bedtime.

nursery1

DSC08692

 The Details:

38 weeks | anutritionisteats.com

 

8 steps to spring clean your diet

Spring is here! (Though it might be 90 this weekend and I’m not looking forward to it.)

It’s a great time to make some changes in your diet. Instead of major overhauls, and an all-or-nothing approach, I’m a fan of small changes. I’m sharing 8 easy ways you can improve your diet, by adding some things (greens!) and removing others!

8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Diet

What would you add to the list? 

 


8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Diet!

daily eats: march 8, 2015

I’m switching up this week’s daily eats post and sharing a day of weekend eating! My weekend eating is a bit different than weekday eating. It’s less structured, not as healthy and typically is lacking vegetables.

beverage: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2. I spent the morning putzing around, working on some recipes and starting to pack for the hospital! Next week I’m determined to go to brunch.

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

breakfast: almond butter french toast (2 slices sprouted bread + 1 egg + 1 Tbsp almond butter + 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup). This is for the Snap Fitness blog (I create recipes for them) and you’ll probably see the recipe soon, it’s a good one!

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

workout: 45 minute walk. Though I’m not sure that should be categorized as a workout…I’m still on a walking and physique 57 workout plan.

lunch #1: cherrios w/ ancient grains (sent from General Mills) + blueberries + 2% milk.

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

Sundays are my meal prep days and while I typically make salads for our lunches, in an effort to clean out the freezer of some tempeh and quinoa, I made Cuban Fried Quinoa with Black Beans and Tempeh via Oh My Veggies. If you like quinoa and tempeh, you’ve got to try this, it’s great!

lunch #2: mac & cheese + shrimp linguine sauce. The weirdest lunch ever. We had leftover shrimp linguine sauce but I wanted mac & cheese instead of plain pasta, so I ate the sauce on the side. :)

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

snack: starburst jelly beans. My favorite Easter treat!

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

dinner: 2 chicken drumsticks + green beans + potato chips. I had originally intended to make some sweet potato fries, but it was too hot for the oven and I didn’t remember until the chicken was already on the grill. Potato chips made an excellent replacement.

Daily Eats | anutritionisteats.com

dessert: more jelly beans!

thoughts: Too much candy. Not enough vegetables. And not really worrying about any of it. :)