Why should everything be skinny? I’m not skinny. My jeans aren’t skinny. My latte’s aren’t skinny. Our obsession with the skinny goes way back – way, way back to that formulaic version of what the human body should look like. I say screw that. It’s all too much of an effort to keep up with.
Well. The irony of a curvaceous lady asking for a diet coke wasn’t missed on the Mika’s fabulous tune ‘Big Girl You are Beautiful’ particularly when it was ordered partnering a pizza. Left poor Mika on his knees. But I am not about the chubby chasers, the skinnies or anything faddy or body obsessed.
I am just about me. And bladdy good food.
I hear that good fats are really good for you. I hear that good fats – like those found in organic nuts, avocados, coconut oil, Udo’s Choice and so on – can help you absorb cell-repairing greens (like kale, spinach, wheatgrass etc). I hear that good fats can help keep your skin looking & feeling rather awesome and if that’s the case I’m up for it – as I’d quite like my packaging to keep its vibrancy for as long as possible, thank you very much. So as I explore this world of raw (aka proper) food in its natural form I’d also like to get creative and play with my food – bring it to life and get some lush recipes up my sleevies.
We all want our burgers supersized but our lattes skinny.
Now, from time to time this non-skinny bird does indeed pop in to a coffee shop (shock horror) and have an almond milk or soya (only if I really force myself that I want it that badly) latte. But I tell you what it just grates me that I still get faced with that word everywhere. Skinny. Apparently we all want our burgers supersized but our lattes – well we all want them skinny.
I just don’t like it!
Now I have already posted a couple of recipes for my own home brew of delicious coffee like drinkies (and there’s so much more to come!) but I thought I would share my recipe for my Fatty Latte. That’s right. No skinny processed fat-taken-out drinkie-poos for me – I want nature’s goodies if they are going to help keep me healthy and I am on it like a car bonnet.
This one really hits the spot. That tricky hard-to-reach spot of unattainable flavour. That coffee itch that needs scratching when you are trying to cut back on the caffeine. It soothes the throat as much as it satiates and dances around your mouth gifting oodles of flavour and satisfaction. This is no watery drink, skinnied-out or lacking in flavour! This one has punch and rigour. This one is lightly creamy and still stronger than an ox. This one is worth making several times a week. This is what I want from my food! And it’s so easy to make – you can also play with this recipe to make it your own! Enjoy adding your own favourite superfoods. What’s essential though is the fat. That’s right. Some good old oil in there – Udo’s Choice is of course your first port of call as well as a delicious quality Cold Pressed unrefined Coconut Oil.
And when it’s a day that you feel you really need it or simply just want it – you could always go ahead and add a splash of actual coffee. Just don’t use instant crud, yeah?
Recipe: Makes 1-2 lattes
- 4 cups freshly made almond milk (or try oat milk)
- nib of fresh turmeric root (or 1/2 tsp of organic powder)
- 1 tsp Udos’ Choice Oil
- 1 tsp organic cacao
- 1 tsp reishi powder
- 1 tsp chaga powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp lucuma powder
- sprinkle of coconut sugar or fruit crystals to top
Quite simply blitz the lot in the blender and serve topped with a light sprinkle of coconut sugar. This drink should be a little bitter – just like a coffee – but feel free to add something sweet if that’s your bag.
As long as you keep it fatty & not skinny you are on to a winner.
This drink will keep you satiated, satisfied, nourished and happy. And (ironically) skinny.
Keeping it juicy & raw