I have one more “fun” recipe for you before the new year begins: This Gingersnap Caramel Latte! It’s a delicious spiced drink that probably would have been more appropriate for before Christmas . . . but let’s forget about that and focus on the fact that it’s delicious enough to drink all year! (Right?!)
It’s been absolutely freezing in my hometown, so I’m so glad to have hot drinks like this one. I went for a run today, and we’ve had so much snow that I ended up running through knee-deep drifts! Luckily, the sun was out . . . but that added warmth didn’t stop me from falling three times. The run was also so long (nearly 12 miles) that I completely crashed afterwards . . . I had no energy & I got horrible chills. I complain about running a lot, but my long, snowy run was the highlight of the day. If I didn’t like running at all, I’d stop doing it.
After my run, my mom suggested drinking electrolytes to replenish my energy. She pulled out some Epsom salts (which contain magnesium chloride) and Morton’s “lite salt” (which contains potassium chloride). I put these different salts in some almond milk hot cocoa, since I typically add a pinch of normal salt to hot cocoa. It tasted really good! Like my hot cocoa, this Gingersnap Caramel Latte is super comforting after you’ve been outside in the cold for too long. 😉
Most of this blog post had to do with running, not with delicious holiday lattes. To make up for my ranting, here’s a short list of reasons why you should make this latte: It’s delicious / It’s Paleo AND vegan / It tastes like a $7 Starbucks drink, but it’s actually a super cheap homemade drink / It’ll keep you warm during these long, cold days when all you want to do is curl up by a fire and drink coffee and read. (Or is that just me?)
Thanks for reading! I realized yesterday that this is the last recipe I have in my “stockpile” — eek! I’ll be doing some major cooking next week to both catch up and get ahead for next semester. Hopefully, I’ll make 9 or 10 dishes (ambitious, yeah, but I’m sure I can do it!). I’ll post a lot of it on my Instagram stories, so make sure you follow along!
Also, I’m sending out my weekly/occasionally bi-weekly newsletter tonight, so look out for that!
Have a great New Year!