When the weather cools down and the holidays start approaching, as if almost in habit, I start craving hot drinks. I always try to be health minded, even at the busiest point of the year. That’s why I’ve teamed up with bobble to share two of my favorite recipes that you can take with you on the go in their bobble Insulate bottles. Bonus: they can be made dairy-free (which is how I make them).
First, a Maple-Pumpkin Spice Latte
This is a wholesome take on a favorite seasonal drink of mine. It combines maple, pumpkin spice and a touch of cinnamon for a coffee drink that steps up your daily joe.
– 1 full cup of strongly brewed coffee or espresso
– 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I like dairy-free almonds milk)
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
– 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
– Whip cream (optional)
– Favorite creamer
How to make it:
1. First, take 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I prefer almond milk) and add in 1 tablespoon of raw sugar.
2. Mix the two together and heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
3. Brew very strong coffee or espresso. Mix 1 cup of coffee with the hot milk and sugar mix.
4. Add a splash of your favorite creamer (I like dairy-free coconut creamer).
5. Mix in 1/4 tablespoon maple extract to incorporate the seasonal flavor.
6. Transfer the mixture into a bobble Insulate so it will stay hot – even on the go – for up to 12 hours.
7. If desired, add whip cream (this step is for Zach, if you want it dairy-free, skip this step).
8. Sprinkle with a few taps of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
9. Close the lid on your bobble Insulate and shake throughly and enjoy.
Secondly, a Hot Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
This is the drink I make before a morning workout or those days that are hectic and start with me running out the door. The warm blend is comforting and delicious while the nutritious ingredients will fuel the beginning of your day.
– 1/4 cup apple cider
– 1/4 cup water
– 1 organic Fuji or Honeycrisp apple
– 1/4 cup golden raisins
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 2 tablespoons pecans
– 1 splash of vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
1. Start by dicing up your apple into chunks. Core the apple and leave the skin on.
2. In a saucepan, add apple bits, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup golden raisins in the base of 1/4 cup apple cider and 1/4 cup water.
3. Bring this to a boil and allow for the apples to soften while stirring continuously. This took about five minutes on medium high.
4. At the end, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (if you have a sweet tooth like me) and the splash of vanilla extract.
5. Add 2 tablespoons of pecans in a blender. Sprinkle a tiny bit more brown sugar, if desired (hint: I almost always desire this).
6. Carefully after a few minutes of letting the mixture cool, transfer the softened apples from the saucepan into the blender.
7. On high, blend the mixture for a little over a minute, until it is creamy and there are no chunks left.
8. Pack it in your bobble Insulate bottle and get on with your day!
I’ve been drinking out of bobble water bottles for years now and love the new insulate bottles just as much. I also want to try the infuse bottles as well! What are your favorite cold-weather drink recipes? I’d love to hear.
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As always, thank you for reading and a big thank you to bobble for sponsoring this post.
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