Sunday, December 11, 2016

Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate

Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate
 Serves 1 

Ingredients:
 
1 Cup Heavy Cream (or milk of choice) 
3 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Powdered Stevia or sugar alternative
OR 1-2 Squirts liquid Stevia
Pinch of salt

Options: 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Mint Extract
OR
Your fave sugar free syrup 
(Hazelnut, Vanilla, Raspberry, etc)

Keto Options:
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
Or
 use Coconut Milk in place of heavy cream
Whipped Cream 

Directions:

Place heavy cream in small pot and heat over medium-low heat until steamy. Gently whisk cocoa powder into cream until fully incorporated. Take off the heat and whisk stevia, salt, and flavoring of choice into the hot cream. (Add Keto options now)

Pour into fave cup and enjoy!

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Truth About Running: For Me

I've only been halfheartedly committed to the sport of running for this last year. My daughter has completed two 5K races by my side in this last year. As we geared up signed up the day OF our third, my 9 yr old son decided he wanted to join us. He'd never completed more than 2 miles but he was migraine free for once and really wanted to go with us. 

 As we alternated between walking and running and I coached and encouraged Dalton along, I realized how easy the exertion felt. I felt like the last year of little to no running was truly a waste of time and of using my gift, talent, abilities for the Lord. 

The truth is, running is actually starting to feel easy, even after so long off. I never thought it would feel "easy"! It is something I enjoy and even like a LOT. Why am I wasting that? It is time to start using this for something else... 

I'm smelling the scent of another Half Marathon in the future. I'm not sure when or how but the tingle of excitement is there and I'm ready to run....really run and Run for God, this time! 

**more to come regarding Run for God