Cinnamon Spice Hot Chocolate

Hey there! I’ve been really getting into the Christmas spirit this past week, and embracing the cozy winter vibes. And nothing says cozy winter vibes more than hot chocolate! So today I’m bringing you an amazing Cinnamon Spice Hog Chocolate recipe that is SO delicious and made with actual dark chocolate- not just cocoa powder.

That’s right, I used 3 squares of a Lindt 100% Dark Chocolate Bar in this stuff🥰 You can always sub for a lower cocoa concentration, but I find that the 100% gives the hot chocolate a nice, rich flavour. Plus, it doesn’t contain any sugar or dairy, so that keeps this recipe refined sugar free and vegan! I sweetened it by adding a bit of maple syrup, which is the perfect touch👌👌 It’s not too sweet, and allows the chocolate and the spices to shine through.

This recipe also contains some nice spices, namely cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Working together, they make for a nice and aromatic cup of hot chocolate🥰 They’re the first thing I added to the pot along with the almond milk, proceeding to stir in the chocolate and maple syrup. Then I brought everything to a low simmer and poured it into my favourite mug. Winter heaven!!

I hope you enjoy this cozy recipe! I can definitely see it becoming a new weekend go-to for me:)

Cinnamon Spice Hot Chocolate

Serves: 2

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 3 squares (about 2.5 grams) Lindt 100% Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Heat the milk, along with the spices, in a small pot over low heat.
  2. Stir in the squares of chocolate and allow them to melt. Add in the maple syrup and continue to stir.
  3. Bring the hot chocolate to a slight simmer, then remove from the heat and pour into your favourite mug:)
  4. Enjoy!

The perfect way to start a Monday! Can’t wait for more great holiday recipes coming soon😍 Also, I have an exciting announcement to make later in the week, so make sure that you stay tuned to my Instagram account- mydayisbooked_blog. See you Wednesday!!

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

No Powder Protein Smoothie

Hey guys:) I got a cool new blender over the weekend that makes single serving smoothies, so I thought I’d whip up a smoothie for breakfast this morning, and I could drink it on the drive to school. This morning was Upper Body day💪💪 so I wanted sone protein in there. Protein powder is my first choice, and for a while I was using some that we just had in our pantry. But now we’re out, and it’s so dang expensive! I’m not about to spend sixty five bucks on a thing of protein powder. This is where we get creative, people.

I tried adding black beans into one of my smoothie bowls a few weeks ago, and it may sound gross, but you can’t even taste them. Plus, they help thicken things up. Boom, 6 grams of protein. Then you’ve got a tablespoon of peanut butter, which adds great flavour. Another 4 grams of protein. Then some spinach and kale for the vitamins. 1 more gram. And finally, a cup of almond milk. 1 gram. So then you’ve got yourself a smoothie with 12 GRAMS of protein without using any powder whatsoever!!

This smoothie is not only full of vitamins and protein, but it tastes great👌 The peanut butter gives it some nuttiness, and the strawberry, banana, and peaches make it sweet🥰 This is a recipe that I will definitely be remaking, because it’s a quick, portable, protein filled breakfast that satisfies my sweet tooth! Definitely give this one a try😊

No Powder Protein Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen and chopped
  • About 5 fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 1/2 cup packed kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen peaches
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a good quality blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Such a quick and easy breakfast recipe!! Hope you enjoy:)💪💪

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

Chocolate Shake

Hello! The last couple of weeks I’ve been kind of disorganised, which is why my posting schedule has been off. But I’m taking this weekend to plan things out a bit better, so I can post better content more consistently! Anyways, I’m really excited about this Chocolate Shake because it’s simple, healthy, delicious, and EVERYTHING YOU NEED RIGHT NOW! It’s also very thick and creamy. With just three ingredients (one being water), you can make yourself a delicious treat that’s kind of like a frosty;))) Because of its healthy simplicity, it can be enjoyed any time of day. It would be great in the morning with some granola! Here’s the recipe;))

Chocolate Shake

Serves: 1

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen in slices
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp water (or more if you’re a crazy person who likes a thin milkshake)

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Enjoy!

Hope this Chocolate Shake brightens up your day a bit! Stay tuned for awesome posts coming your way this week;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Winter Smoothie

Hello guys;) Although you can get pretty much any fruit in the winter time, today I decided to make a smoothie that features some seasonal winter fruits and veggies. It includes banana, carrots, frozen berries, cinnamon and mandarin oranges to make a delicious holiday-inspired drink. Hope you enjoy!

Winter Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (I used Saskatoon berries, since I still have a bajillion of them in the freezer from the summertime)
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth;)

Have a great week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

🍀Shamrock Smoothie🍀

Happy St.Patrick’s Day! For those of you who don’t want a Shamrock Shake, I’ve come up with the recipe for a delicious Shamrock Smoothie;)It’s super simple and full of vitamins. Hope you enjoy!

 

Shamrock Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 ripe kiwi
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk, water or almond milk (add more or less if you want your smoothie thicker or thinner)

Directions:

  1. Toss all of the ingredients into the blender, putting the softer ingredients on the bottom (banana and kiwi) and the harder ingredients at the top (spinach). Add the water or almond milk in at the end.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Have a great week everyone;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked🍀🍀🍀