No worries, I’ve been downing Kombucha bottle by bottle, and I’m finally starting to feel ok-ish.
This is all very timely, given my first day of work was yesterday. [Sigh] Figures.
But anyways, as you can imagine, liquids have been a mainstay in my diet over the last 24 hours. Here’s one of the lovely liquid concoctions I “whipped up” between catnaps.
As an aside, I’m always reluctant to use the phrase “whipped up” as it implies minimal effort. This recipe did in fact require multiple steps, but since I was ailing and couch-ridden for most of it, I would hardly consider it a labor intensive recipe.
I started with a Costco tub of pre-cut butternut squash. That place never ceases to amaze me.
All I did was salt it and add it to a pan with cooking spray.
After baking for 26 minutes on 375 degrees (with a flip at the 20 minute mark), I removed them from the oven and let them cool.
Then I blended up ~1/2 cup of the cooked cubed squash (will yield less once pureed) with almond milk, NuNaturals vanilla stevia, and cocoa.
Pulse pulse pulse.
After it’s all blended I added it into mug, popped it in the microwave for a minute and finally added in freshly brewed coffee.
Build me up Butternut Mocha
- 1/3 cup butternut squash, pureed
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp liquid vanilla stevia
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3/4 cup coffee
This was half of the amount yielded…it was the perfect drink to slurrrrrrp down before heading back to bed.
Now, what to do with the rest of that squash…