3 ingredient iced coffee

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Everything tastes better in a mason jar, amiright?

Ok, I’m not gonna lie. Most dairy-free coffees taste … not so great. Or at least not this amazingly good.

And it’s waaaayyyy cheaper! For each batch I make, it costs about 45 ยข.

To make this stinkin’ awesome iced mocha at home, here you go. Thank you, Pinterest.

~ 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

~ 1/2 cup black coffee

~ 1 tbsp dark chocolate syrup

>>> Just mix together well, let it chill in the fridge, add some ice cubes, and you’re good to go!

i am not a size zero, and that’s okay.

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I don’t look like the models off of magazine covers.ย  I don’t have a thigh gap. You can’t see the bones in my shoulders. Not anymore.

If you would’ve told me a little over a year ago, that someday I would rather have pizza than hip bones, that I would weigh more than I ever have, that I would love lifting weights, I would’ve called you a liar.

I mean, back then I was 100 lbs, counting calories, and trying to become as skinny as possible. (Although I would never admit it.)

But life’s like a box of chocolates, isn’t it?

And then CrossFit. Little did I know that my world would flip upside down, in terms of health & fitness. I would be looking at strong, well-muscled women for inspiration, not skinny girls that probably starve themselves.

And now, I weigh 120 lbs, I don’t wear a size zero, I can squat my body weight, and, I eat and not feel guilty about it.

Since when does our society get to determine our worth?

I get my worth from Jesus Christ. Not from a 20 inch waist. Not from unrealistic standards of what I should look like.

It took a long time for me to realize this. And now I’m okay. I don’t need to be a size 0. Or a size 2. You know, I don’t really have to measure myself by any “size” at all.

God gave me bigger thighs, broader shoulders, a tummy that’s not pancake-flat, dimples, and stretch marks.

And He loves me. Values me.

He crafted me, molded me, in my mother’s womb. He made me the way I am.

And I wouldn’t change that for anything.

 

70 sec. coffee cake! {g+d free}

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Goodness, y’all! It’s been a little while since, I’ve posted, eh?

Thanks to Pinterest, I found this lovely little recipe.

When I first tried it, I went according to the original recipe. However, it ended up not being nearly as big as it looks in the picture. It was literally about the size for one of my Barbie dolls. Teeny tiny. Good grief.

But it tasted AMAZING, so I just figured out how to make it at least big enough for a small treat for me.

I take no credit for the actual recipe (here), but I made a few small modifications & fixed it to make it bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

Here ya go! Enjoy with a cup of strong coffee.

ingredients

the batter:

6 tsp all purpose GF flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

2 stevia packets

2 tbsp plus 4 tsp. water

4 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

the streusal –> 2 separate batches*

3/8 (1/4 + 1/8) tsp cinnamon

3 and 3/4 tspย  brown sugar

1/2 tsp coconut oil

pinch of salt

directions

1) Combine dry batter ingredients and mix well. Add wet and mix until just mixed. In a tiny bowl, combine streusel ingredients for 1 batch. In a separate bowl, make another batch of the streusal. (I’ll explain later.)

2) Pour half the batter into a mug/ mini ramekin, sprinkle on half of the first streusel batch, then spoon the remaining batter on top. Finally, sprinkle on the rest of the first streusel batch.

3) Microwave for about about 70 seconds.

4) Dump the second streusal batch over the cake as desired, and voila! Yummy goodness!

* I added the second st. batch because the cake needed more than one batch, haha ๐Ÿ™‚