With the fall season embracing us (against my wishes to live summer all year long), I find myself sneaking in some cinnamon wherever I get the chance. Not only is it delicious, but it is also an antioxidant! Lately, I have seen myself reaching for some sort of cinnamon-sugar combination in my morning, afternoon, and evening meals.
I usually make a protein enriched fruit smoothie, but the cooler weather begs for a hot breakfast. So, I have been making enriched oatmeal. Using gluten free oats, I cook according to package directions and then add soy milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Totally delicious and filling!
I really enjoy a good Starbucks latte in the afternoon, but sometimes I make my own to avoid the expense. Using my Keurig, I make a cup of decaf coffee. I then add a healthy dose of soy milk and stir with my Aerolatte. The Aerolatte makes it look like a real Starbucks latte!
Finally, I add about 1 tsp. of chocolate syrup, 1 tsp. of vanilla syrup (both found in my grocery store), and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. What a nice afternoon treat!
Apple Cinnamon Shmash is perfect for this time of year, and of course includes cinnamon. But after dinner, I tried making an Apple Cinnamon Martini… and really enjoyed the results! In a martini glass, add one shot of cupcake vodka (seriously, you need to try this), one dash (half shot) of Amaretto liquer, and top off with apple cider. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top or around the rim, and enjoy!
Happy Allergy Free Eating!