Cutting Some Hair and the New Mocha

 

Good morning!

Just got off the treadmill. Did an easy pace 9 miles while watching Failure to Launch. I’m starting to like this whole workout first thing in the morning thing because it doesn’t give you any time to really think about it.

And then you get coffee and yummy breakfast afterwards.

Win win.

I’m actually currently sitting here pretty darn sweaty while some kabocha is roasting and some green STUFT CHO muffins are baking for the boys. Nice.

 

Did you know it’s National Coffee Day?

I think Starbucks is giving away free samples of a new flavor or something all day. Might be worth checking out.

 

We’re going to do our best to stay at home all day, so we’ll celebrate here.

I’m letting the boys stay in their pajamas too. It’s just a coffee drinking, pajama wearing, staying at home kind of a day.

 

Things are going wacky with my computer, so I don’t have pictures of some fun things I want to share from the weekend. Beavis.

But, I do have before and after shots of the boys and their new haircuts.

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Hey- pajamas in both pictures. Lovely.

Can you name the movie character that Joaquin looks like post haircut. It starts with an L.

Smile

 

Anyhoo….

Since I haven’t been adding sugar free syrups to my mochas lately I thought I’d share the new way I’m making them in honor of the National holiday and all.

 

Here it is.

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The New Unsweetened Mocha

brewed espresso (Starbucks is my favorite and I brew it in my stovetop espresso maker)

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

1-2 teaspoons coconut oil

splash vanilla or almond extract (my new favorite is Penzeys Mexican Vanilla Extract)

cinnamon (Penzeys is THE BEST)

 

I brew the espresso and mix it with everything but the milk. Lately I’ve just been heating the milk in the microwave and then using my little hand frother to froth the milk. It’s been working quite well if I do say so myself.

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Cheers!

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My other favorite mocha as of late is this STUFT Detox Mocha. It’s a good one that uses a ripe banana as sweetener. And that recipe has all the steps with the frother and all.

Smile

Speaking of that particular post, those seeds that we planted back then and the teeny tiny kabocha we got from them…..

I roasted that mini kabocha yesterday.

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I couldn’t even eat it. It did NOT taste good. How disappointing huh?

Oh well.

Maybe size does matter. Ha ha.

 

Okay, gotta get out of these sweaty clothes and check on what we’ve got going on in the oven.

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

Are you celebrating National Coffee Day?

Anyone want to have a pajama day with us?

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Comments

  1. 1
    Erin says:

    I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the cocoa and coconut oil. SO good! The boys are getting so big and their haircuts make them so grownup. I’ve been trying to exercise before work as well but have been getting really, really nauseous. Do you eat anything before? I know everyone says different things but I’m curious as to what you do.

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      STUFT Mama says:

      I know, sooooo good! :) It depends on how hungry I am or how long of a workout I’m going to do. It’s all about doing what’s right for you. i usually have to have a little something before or else I’m ravenous after, but sometimes I just want to get it over with. Ha. I’m not much help am I?

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    Karen C. says:

    I love the new haircuts on the boys!

    I celebrate National Coffee Day every day. :-)

    Pajama Day here too. It is 1pm and I am not even remotely considering looking for something else to wear.

    Have a splendiferous Sunday!

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    The boys look so much older with their haircuts! super cute still :)

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    Amie says:

    Celebrated coffee day by receiving my free coffee taster cup at Starbucks. I liked their new Coffee, I like strong coffee.
    I think your poor baby squash was not pollinated correctly.
    I just bought my first kabocha last night and I’m going to roast it here in a bit. I’m all excited.
    The only thing is it’s all orange, there is no green on it or any of it’s buddies in the bin at the store. I live in the midwest, squash growing center of the world, but it was hard to find. I was surprized. I also got some delicata squash. I’m going to try to roast that too.

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    We celebrated National Coffee Day at Einstein Brothers this morning. They were offering Buy One, Get One Free on all coffees, iced coffees and coffee drinks. Iced White Chocolate Mocha for me and Iced Decaf Vanilla Hazelnut Latte for my girls.

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    Erica says:

    A full day of PJs? Sounds good to me! I want that mocha- nom nom. It is national coffee day and OF COURSE I celebrated ;)

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    Yumm that mocha looks amazing! I wish I could run so badly, but I love first thing in the morning workouts and it makes you feel so great for the rest of the day! Awesome job on the 9 miles!

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    kolya says:

    I was already planning a pajama day…even walked the pup and went to the store in pj’s….no one knew or if they did who cares, right?

    Funny, I wanted to try the Ethiopian coffee at starbucks (can’t pass up a freebie!) but I just couldn’t stomach ANY coffee today. It’s been happening all year and I’m quite distressed…grrrrrr!

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    Holly says:

    So my Starbucks chose not to participate in the national holiday…what the heck?!?!
    Love your version of the mocha coffee- sounds delicious!

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    Kim says:

    National coffe day? Who knew?! I guess if I drank coffee i would keep up better.
    The boys look so much older with their haircuts!!!

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    Allyssa says:

    I know this is a little late, but I hadn’t checked my email and was quite excited with all the new blog posts! I love making mocha/coffee type smoothies and like the actual drink as well. If I don’t have an espresso maker, is the instant stuff as good? Would you need a frother thing? Additionally, does instant coffee work instead of espresso, it’s a bit cheaper which is good for my limited budget! Your drinks ALWAYS look soo delicious, makes me jealous every time I see them!

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