Friday, December 12, 2014

Healthy pumpkin spice coffee

One-armed Sheree with cast hidden under giant jacket borrowed from hubby
 If you've been wondering where I've been the past few weeks, I wasn't taking a relaxing trip to a tropical island. The only flying I did was off my bike when I hit a patch of ice. Now, I am recovering from a broken wrist and surgery to repair it. Yes, that's me in the photo above, all glamorous with my one-armed look and my mountain-woman attire.
Pumpkin spice coffee
One-armed or not, I can still prepare a good cup of coffee, thanks to a Keurig. Right after my accident, I was in need of some serious comforting pumpkin spice coffee. Yes, I think I mentioned in a previous post that I too am addicted to all things pumpkin spice.

 This beverage is so easy to make even a one-armed lady can prepare it. First, gather your ingredients.
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups milk beverage of choice
  • 4 cups strong coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • stevia or other sweetener of choice
Pumpkin spice coffee in crockpot
 Put all ingredients in a crockpot. Stir to mix. Turn on your crockpot and walk away. Pretty soon, your house will be filled with a wonderful pumpkin spice coffee aroma. Allow, the mixture to heat and meld for about one hour.
Store extra coffee in fridge for days of delicious pumpkin spice coffee
 Pour a nice cup for yourself, share with others or store extra in a container so you can enjoy pumpkin spice coffee for days.
This brew was so warm and comforting in the early days of my injury. But I could enjoy it just about anytime.
Where's my cup of joe?
Wow, now I can even use a keyboard again, albeit it's more laborious than my pre-injury days.But my doc says keyboarding will help stretch out the ligaments in my fingers and hands. I'm also doing lots of other hands and finger stretches, good for anybody. I'll post some pictures and stretches next time.

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