RECIPE: Cardamon and Coffee Smoothie

My friend, neighbor and fellow new-mom loves cardamom.  She also loves coffee.  We both could used more Zzzz’z these days, but until then, we’ll caffeinate.  She’s been adding spices to her homemade baby food, and passed along some cardamom to help spice up my life.  So, I dedicate this cozy cup-a-joe to her.  Sam, save 5 bucks on your lattes for the Ivy League education! And consider this tasty treat instead. Can be served cold or hot, depending on your temperment.

In a blender combine:

1 cup Ice (skip if you’re going hot)

1/2 cup H2O (boiling hot water if you’re going hot bevy)

1/2 cup Almond milk

1/2-1 cup Coffee (room temp if you’re going cold bevy)

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Cardamom

Cardamon Coffee Smoothie

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

6 thoughts on “RECIPE: Cardamon and Coffee Smoothie

      1. Oh, I’ll bet that would be a grisly mess. Ha! On the other hand, I’ll bet in the blender, as long as the palm shortening was added and blended well with the hot stuff before the ice was added last, it’d still not separate. I don’t know, though. I like it hot… 🙂

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