Thursday, May 4, 2017

Owls and Healthy Coffee


7:00am and the neighbors are having their RV power washed. These are the neighbors on the bedroom side, of course. Doesn't bother me since I've been awake for awhile, but FDW didn't wake too happy this morning. At least he's not mad at our resident owl, who I love. Can you see him in the tree?

Speaking of! I like mine flavored and thought I'd share a recipe I came up with. There are two reasons I'm experimenting with this. First, I thought it might be cheaper than buying the flavored creamers, and second, I wanted to add some health benefit to my morning java.

Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices. It can lower blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease risk among other things. Coconut oil is great for keeping your cholesterol in check so also good for your heart. And fiber plays a role in digestive, heart, and skin health. So here is my coffee recipe:

1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp honey
3 shakes of cinnamon
1 tsp fiber (I use a soluble fiber called Benefiber)
1 tbs cream
1 cup coffee

You can of course add more oil and honey for a sweeter concoction. Mix ingredients in a blender until you have a frothy delicious cup of latte! Also note, I have a single size blender so I don't have to drag out the big one. Makes it easier. You can get one for $10-$15.

It's growing more quiet by the day on the RV ranch. Two of our Happy Hour Crew couples have left and won't return until mid October. Others we don't know have vacated. I did meet a new couple yesterday who are here for the long haul. She has a garden started in pots and a spiral tower. Pretty impressive. Their story is much like ours...sold the home fast and not sure where they want to light next so they came here. They might find themselves in no hurry to leave just like us.
Our morning walk


  1. Love that you have an owl for your neighbor. Very cool. I don't like sweet drinks but I'll share your recipe with my daughter, who does and is trying to eat and drink relatively healthy stuff.

  2. The coffee cream sounds interesting. Have to try it!

  3. The coffee recipe sounds delicious. I love a little coffee in my creamy sweeter.
    If you ever want to check out the Alabama Gulf Coast, let me know. Lots of nice RV parks down here.

    1. I would LOVE to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast. Thanks for the offer, Sandra!