Monday, September 30, 2013


I've been wanting to try the Cuppow! products for a while now.  I've heard great things about their accessories, and as much as I use my mason jars, I knew they'd come in handy.  I love the "sippy cup" attachment for when I'm on the road and don't want to risk spilling a beloved jug of juice all over my car.  This was perfect!  I highly recommend you grab a few of these for yourselves.  They make them for wide mouth or regular jars.

They also have a fantastic BNTO cup attachment that goes under the lid and can hold anything you want! It separates the wet foods from the dry ones. It's perfect for salad dressing, if you're making the salad in a jar.  Or you could store some apple slices or carrot and celery sticks in the jar with peanut/almond butter in the cup. Milk and cereal.  Chips and salsa. Hummus and veggie sticks  The possibilities are endless, really.  And mason jars are so great since they're made out of glass and can be reused. No BPAs to worry about, and better for the environment!

All Cuppow products are made in the U.S.A, and are BPA free, and made from recycled/recyclable material.

I'm seriously in love with these attachments!  Very affordable and available at retail stores, like, everywhere!  Go get some!  And let me know what all you use yours for!  Be creative with your health food.  :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Low carb/High fat Pumpkin Spice Latte!

So, if you're following my facebook page, by now you know that I am doing yet another crazy diet study on myself. This time it is a very high fat (75%), very low carb (10%) diet.  I will be doing a more detailed blog about this study at a later time (currently in term paper hell and too busy to blog much!)  BUT, this particular blog HAD to be done today!

I am a newly converted Starbucks PSL lover!  I love all things pumpkin, but this is the first year I've really gotten hooked on the Starbucks version of this latte.  So, it's sad that I have to be all health conscious and worry about things like calories and carbs and sugar.  But, luckily I'm also creative!

I present to you, the Low carb/High fat version of the PSL!

1/2 cup organic heavy cream (any milk substitute would be fine, just not as high in fats!)
2-3 T of pumpkin puree (I used 2, but if you're not too worried about carbs, go ahead and add more!)
1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste)
4-5 drops of English Toffee flavored liquid stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
1/2-3/4 cup of super strong coffee/espresso, brewed, depending on how strong you like your latte

In a small pan, add the heavy cream and pumpkin and stir over medium heat until well blended, then add the spices and stevia.  Bring to a low boil.  Add milk mixture to your blender and blend until frothy (20-30 seconds).  Pour milk mixture into a mug and add the hot coffee!  Optional: whip up some homemade whipped cream (whip heavy cream until thick, add a few drops of stevia for sweetness)  Voila!


Calories: 412
Carbs: 3 g
Fat: 48 g
Protein: 0