MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY NON-DAIRY CREAMER
I love the taste of most non dairy creamers, like Coffee mate, but the corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) they contain promote inflammation, the precursor to most diseases like arthritis and cancer.
Honey (or real maple syrup) is better for you than corn syrup or refined sugars. Both Coconut oil and Turmeric contain anti-inflammatory, anti-alzheimer’s properties, too!
I was determined to find a way to make my own coffee creamer without bad ingredients and avoid the guilt as well as the inflammation.
And I FOUND it – in my OWN KITCHEN!
Here’s my recipe: (Download it here)
Ingredients (If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, omit them):
Honey (or real Maple Syrup)
Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, or Soy milk
Spices as desired (I add Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves and a pinch of black pepper. All are beneficial for you! When I add them all it tastes like a pumpkin spice Latte!)
Add in blender:
1 Cup very hot Water (If the coconut oil is solid, use boiling water)
1/2 Cup Coconut oil (if the coconut oil is solid, just look at the side of the blender to watch the water level rise to a cup and a half)
3 Tablespoons of real Vanilla
1 heaping Tablespoon of Lecithin*
Honey, Maple Syrup or Stevia to taste
(Note: I add 3/4 Cup of honey. However, you can use less or more. Avoid artificial sweeteners, like Splenda, Sweet n Low, etc. which contain Aspartame, a known nerve toxin)
OPTIONAL: 2 TBLSP Turmeric powder, plus a TBLSP of Cinnamon, a tsp of Ginger, 1/2 tsp each of Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves, and a pinch of black pepper, which increases the absorption of CoQ10).
Blend at low speed until mixed
(30 seconds or so)
With blender still running,
slowly add 3 cups of almond, coconut or soy milk for another 15 seconds or until thoroughly mixed:
Shake before using.
It will get thicker as it cools.
Have fun experimenting, and adjust to YOUR taste!
* Lecithin is good for you. It is a natural emulsifier, which blends oil and water, and contains many brain boosters, like Phosphatidyl Choline & Other Phosphatides. Sunflower Lecithin is a bit more expensive, but for those avoiding Soy, it’s better.
- Both Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, or Sunflower Lecithin are available at Health Food Stores or iHerb.com.
I get my powdered Turmeric at iherb.com, as well.
By the way – there is a discount promo code for first time customers when you search from this link! https://www.iherb.com/?rcode=KID067
PS – and remember to download the recipe here!
Ruth Elliott-Hildson, Director, EDU DESIGNS
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