COFFEE – Buttered Coffee & Iced Vanilla Latte Recipes

I know alot of you moms are doing the recipe for a teenage child. I don’t know about your teenager, but my two teenagers are into the “Coffee”/Starbucks thing. Justin, my 13 year old on the SCD Diet wants to be like everyone else and drink a coffee drink, too. And I know some of you moms are on the diet with your children and this might be great for you as well!

I came across the “Buttered Coffee” recipe last week and tried it for Justin. He liked it alot! I took a taste and thought it was good. I made the Latte recipe today and Justin and I both had one and I was shocked! If you had made it for me and I didn’t know what you put in it I wouldn’t have known the difference from the iced coffee I used to drink at McDonalds! We really liked it!

I looked and looked to find the link where I got the Buttered Coffee recipe, but didn’t find the exact recipe I used. Below is my jotted down recipe I wrote down and used.

Buttered Coffee
1 cup Coffee (I used my Kurig and used medium roast)
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients while coffee is hot and blend in blender for 30 seconds until creamy and frothy.
(I might double the coconut oil, butter, and put 1 teaspoon of vanilla next time. I like vanilla in my coffee and I usually drink my coffee more milky white than black anyway.)

Tropical Smoothie

Summer will be here before we know it! This would make a great summer treat!

Tropical Smoothie

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen mangoes
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend 10 seconds or until smooth.

SCD Smoothies – Starting Out & Beyond

SCD legal smoothies are an easy way to get the yogurt in everyday. Starting the diet and adding certain fruits can be scary. Share with us what smoothie recipes you started the SCD diet with or recommend. AND share with us not only your starting out smoothie recipes, but your favorite smoothie recipes you have learned to make later in the diet.

My son’s favorite smoothie is still to this day OJ and frozen bananas and somtimes adds his yogurt. Mom ML shared that she uses 2-3 cups of yogurt, two bananas, a handful of frozen berries and 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter. She sometimes throws in half an avocado and some spinach and her son never knows. She says he drinks this through the course of the day, some with each meal. Thanks Mom ML, I will have to try this one!

Come on Moms!!!! Share your smoothie ideas with us!

Egg Nog

My son, 12 year old Justin, hates when the holidays start and his siblings and I are eating/drinking the holiday treats! His older brother loves egg nog and Justin commented that he used to love to drink it. So I found a recipe for homemade egg nog. I thought it tasted great and it was hard for me not to drink it before he got home. I did think it tasted better warm than cold, so be sure to try it both ways.

Egg Nog

3 cups coconut milk
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup honey (the recipe I used was Paleo and asked for maple syrup)
cinnamon (optional)

Heat coconut milk over low-medium heat. Stir in egg yolks and continue to stir until milk is thick. Add honey and vanilla. Regrigerate for 2-3 hours. Sprinkle with cinnamon.