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Whipped Coffee

My daughter mentioned to me about this thing called Whipped coffee. This got my attention. “Whipped coffee? Oh do tell me more”.
She said she had seen it on the internet and from friends. I immediately turned to Pinterest and searched Whipped Coffee. Sure enough, you can whip coffee into a thick butterscotch colored fluff. 

If your a coffee lover, you will enjoy this. 
Here goes.

2 Tablespoons- Instant coffee.
2 Tablespoons- Sugar (white or brown works).
2 Tablespoons- Boiling water.

Now for the hardest part.

Get your whisk and start start whisking. This will take both arms because one will get tired. You have to whip it for like five minutes or so.
At first it doesn’t look like it will work but give it time. It will lighten up and start getting thick. The more you mix, the thicker it will get.
(You can also use an electric mixer if you wish).

I Think I have some new muscles in my arms now.

After about 5 minutes I had a nice coffee whipped to the consistency of whip cream.

Add the whipped coffee to the top of a iced milk of your choice. I used almond milk.
The coffee whip is rich and stout so before you drink it, give it a whirl in the milk. 

Now go impress your friends and make them a drink that will make Starbucks jealous. 

One Week Caffeine Free

Hello, My name is Lisa and I’m a coffeeholic.
That's right, I love coffee and drink it every day.  As my daddy would say “I like my coffee leaded, not unleaded”.

Every morning I jump out of bed and head to the kitchen for a rich cup of Joe. It’s like a hug in a cup. After breakfast, my husband fills up my 20oz Yeti cup with coffee and cream and I head off to work. I will sip on this coffee til noon. I think I could have, might of been addicted. The doctors have told me for years to stop the caffeine.

Well due to some other health concerns, Me and Nick have decided to stop the caffeine cold turkey. We headed out to the grocery store and purchased a small canister of decaffeinated coffee to give it a try. Folgers black silk is our coffee of choice and were happy to have found it in decaf. 

The first day, I dreaded getting up for a cup of coffee knowing my get up and go was not going to be there. It was a lot of mind over matter on how I felt. I thought about it all day and waited on a head ache. It never came. All I could think about was how I was going to feel later. 

The third day is when it hit me. Half way through the day, I felt tired, was grumpy and had a faint headache. I think this was the hump in the road.
The next days forward, I have felt fine and adjusting well.

It’s been a week now and I feel good. My energy level might be a little lower but only in the mornings. By the afternoons, I’m normal. If there is such thing as normal. Haha. 

Here are a few things I’ve noticed after going caffeine free.
-I seem to be in a better mood and not as uptight.
-I think even my skin is detoxing from caffeine as I’m noticing some acne on my shoulders.
-I feel fresher.
-I’m sleeping better. I look forward to going to sleep now. However, I am having lots of weird dreams. Not sure if its related. 
-My Meneire’s ear seems to be a little better. The doctor said that caffeine and salt are two major triggers so I hope this works. Time will tell. 

I read that when going caffeine free, just take a B12 Vitamin for the same energy.
I have always taken a B12 in the mornings. Maybe this has helped me survive this week.  

Will I stay caffeine free? Probably not, but I will definitely be drinking mostly caffeine free at home. I will not turn down a cup of loaded coffee from Starbuck when I cross one and then there’s chocolate. A girl has gotta have her chocolate.