Paleoista Holiday Tip #8: Improvising & Paleo-izing Holiday Beverages for the Family

The idea of a egg-nog coffee or peppermint mocha may sound a bit nostalgic and festive…until the side effects of all the sugar and dairy set in.   With a belly ache, bloating, acne and congestion, retrospectively, partaking of those holiday beverage at your local cafe may not have been truly worth it.

However, you needn’t completely omit the concept; just make your own small version and enjoy once or twice during the holidays as a special treat!    

  • Combine natural apple juice with cinnamon sticks and a few cloves; bring to a boil in a heavy bottomed pan and then let simmer for thirty-forty five minutes.  Serve in small mugs and sip while the whole family decorates the tree!
  • Make a batch of my Paleo coconut egg nog, warm it up then add a double shot of espresso and top with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
  • Melt raw chocolate in the top of a double boiler and stir in a drop or two of peppermint extract.  Whisk into your cup of Java and top with a dollop of fresh coconut cream for a Paleo ‘peppermint mocha’.

Enjoy the drink along with a meal to balance out the macro nutrient ratio in order to avoid a sugar overload.