Charcoal Hazelnut Latté



❊ G o o d  M o r n i n g  R e a d e r s ,

What are ya’ll up to this Sunday? I’ve got some jazzy beats playin’ and a lot of ideas runnin’ around my head. I started writing some new lyrics, as well as finally sharing this recipe. It’s usually mornings that do this to me. Ya know, when those creative juices are flowin’. I really could use this latte right about now to be honest, after all I have been sitting on sharing this recipe for over a week because I have been cycling through a lazy Leo spell. Leo’s, ya feel me?

My birthday was on the 31st, and it’s funny because I planned to be on top of a mountain (that I was planning on running up) and posing for that iconic ‘Jordan Year’ picture for my instagram account, but isn’t it funny how when you let go of planning little things and often big things, life takes the reigns and everything happens as it should? Naturally?

I think its important to be in control of your life, but I also think its important to recognize and find a happy medium of trusting intuition and being in the pilot’s seat.

My day of birth was really nice and relaxing. I literally hung out in our hammock all day long underneath the aspens, did some serious meditating, and then went to a lovely dinner at South Bend Bistro here in Sunriver, Oregon. This place had vibes. they have a lovely patio underneath the pine trees, with cute little Italian bistro lights and a wonderful array of locals and families on vacation. It was quite swanky, really. There was a nice alternative mix of jazz and that classic hipster acoustic crap. But you know, young Bendlandia couples eat that sh*t up.

No really I’m kidding, they were playing Bon Iver. I saw him at Sasquatch and he really is amazing. As well as most of the indie, hipster, woodsy acoustic crap. 🙂

 

&& NOW TO THE RECIPE!

 


This latté is not only flowing out of my mason jar, but it was DEEEELISH.   and quite pleasing on the digestive route of things. If you’re looking TO REALLY cleanse this morning, I highly suggest this combo.
What you’ll need:

For the Latté:

  • Activated Charcoal (powder form) **I got mine from whole foods, you can also find it on amazon. ** MAKE SURE ITS ACTIVATED, DON’T DRINK YOUR CHILDREN’S ART SUPPLIES!**
  • Pacifica hazelnut milk (yay Oregon brands)
  • Organic Maple Syrup
  • Cold pressed coffee
  • ice ice baby

❊ INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add ice to mason jar
  • add 1 cup cold brew
  • add 1/3 maple syrup
  • add 1 tea spoon charcoal powder
  • fill rest with hazelnut milk
  • sweeten to taste

CHARCOAL COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

**I pictured the best coconut fat you can find by the BOX below. thank you Market Of Choice!**

  • Aroy-D coconut cream — JUST USE THE CREAM, not the water
  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder
  • maple syrup

❊ WHIP TO TASTE!!!!

 

❊ You can even make art out of your ingredients! (cheesy commentator voice)
Thought this looked like a galaxy/constellation thing or an abstract flower.

I tried to leave it on the counter cause it looked cool, but that didn’t sit well with my roommates…

HAPPY LATTÉ-ING!

XOXO

DW

 

CHARCOAL MELONADE

CHARCOAL MELONADE

Okay ya'll, I am on the charcoal train and not getting off anytime soon.

You probably think I am crazy, as you know I experiment with a lot of foods, but this one BY FAR is my favorite.

I started paying attention to charcoal when I started seeing BLACK in my favorite food bloggers food and was like woaaaa…

 AESTHETICALLY PLEASING MUCH?! 

As an artist, I only know charcoal for drawing and getting it on everything I touch when I use it. But after a LOT of research, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL happens to be quite a magical substance we should all be CONSUMING a lot more of.

Oddly enough, charcoal has NO taste. I have been mixing about a tablespoon with a mason jar of water and drinking it after a meal, and it totally just tastes like water. (Although it will stain your mason jar black)…

I wanted my first charcoal recipe to be EXTREMELY aesthetically pleasing for you.

SO, I pulled out half of a cantaloupe in my fridge and said,

VOILA; CHARCOAL MELONADE!

topped with indigenous Oregon flowers ✺

WHAT ARE CHARCOAL BENIFITS???

  • Whitens Teeth. Have your teeth become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries?
  • Alleviates Gas and Bloating.
  • Treats Alcohol Poisoning (and Helps Prevent Hangovers).
  • Mold Cleansing.
  • Water Filtration.
  • Emergency Toxin Removal.
  • Skin and Body Health.
  • Digestive Cleanse.
    
    



This is not the last time I am posting about this amazing carbon source.

Essentially, Activated Charcoal is an activated carbon cooked at a REALLY high temperature. (Like 1,800 Fahrenheit high).

This makes a magical chemical reaction which makes harsh chemicals disappear and good ones appear. This allows the very tiny pours being left perfect for adsorption.

adsorption vs. absorption 
  • Adsorption: attracts substances and traps it on a surface.

     

  • Absorption: soaks in all substances (like a sponge).

     

Charcoal is an adsorbing carbon that pushes out toxic chemicals in and on our bodies.

AS WELL is in the air.

So, not only can charcoal treat negative substances in our body (hangover cure much?) , but it can also treat odor AND whiten teeth.


NOW FOR THE MELONADE RECIPE:

MELON MIXTURE:

  • 1/2 of a organic cantaloupe
  • lemon juice from 2 organic lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut vinegar
  • 1 cup organic maple syrup

Charcoal Mixture:

  • 2 tablespoons of good life activated charcoal powder
  • add a pitcher of water to serve
ENJOY!
XX
DW