Happy National Coffee Day! I definitely feel Coffee is deserving of a day of honor, and I took extra special care in crafting my coffee today. Pictured above is a small iced “mocha” made with almond milk, as well as a touch of raw, organic cocoa powder.
It has definitely been a challenge to learn to NOT drink my calories. I love a mocha or latte (or, let’s face it, an Annihilator from Dutch Bros.) as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, and although I don’t like my coffee sickly sweet, I do enjoy a touch of sweet, and getting used to unsweetened coffee drinks has definitely been a challenge. Each day I am allotted either 1 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk, or 1/2 cup of our raw goat’s milk, although I have been recently advised to stick to almond or coconut milk as I go into a ketosis phase. So sad, but I am willing to make the sacrifice for awhile.
With my double shot of espresso, I enjoy a little bit of cocoa powder as pictured above, or cinnamon depending on my mood. I look forward to trying unsweetened coconut milk when my almond milk runs out.
This is not what I was going to write about originally. There were two different topics I was weighing; both of which I will post at some point, but I figured it was fitting to write about coffee on such a momentous day! But that’s not all I’d like to talk about today. This morning as we were busily painting and doing worksheets with the preschoolers, my boss and I had some wonderful conversations about buying houses, budgeting, and just life in general. Something she said in particular really encouraged and inspired me. That everything happens for a reason. We just need to let go, go with the flow, and live life. And live it well!
There’s not much I can add to that, except to encourage you to relax and be open to living your life without expectation. I know this year has not gone as I planned, but I am so thankful for that, because even amidst the not-so-great, it has been marvelous.
Have a happy Thursday!