I have mad love for lattes, especially made with coconut milk.
It was the best and worst day ever when Starbucks announced they were now serving coconut milk. AKA coconut milk with a whole lotta shit in it 😛
I’ve recently found a love for full-fat coconut milk. It’s creamy and luscious and full of fat. Seriously though, don’t be afraid of fat! For a long long longggg time, I didn’t eat anything that was full-fat. Man was I missing out! Full-fat coconut milk is packed with HEALTHY fats that have oh-so many health benefits for us humans. The best part is- full-fat coconut milk is going to keep you fuller longer…unlike the fake stuff 😀
In this recipe, I used a can of full-fat coconut milk, but refrigerated it to separate out the cream from the water. I used most of the water from the can as part of the liquid in this recipe and then a tablespoon or so of the cream.
Then, I whipped the cream with a little cinnamon and maple syrup to make coconut whipped cream, which I dolloped on top. Yum.
It’s drinking your coffee and eating your breakfast in one. Kinda.
Coconut Latte Overnight Oats
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2
- Place all ingredients in a medium size tupperware and mix.
- Then, transfer the tupperware into the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
- The next morning, add a few more tablespoons of almond milk (f need be <--- depending on your preferred thickness). Top with more coconut cream, shredded coconut, and cinnamon.
For the coconut water and coconut cream, I used a refrigerated can of full-fat coconut milk, which separate into solid and liquid when chilled. Scrape the cream out of the can to access the water at the bottom of the can.
*If you did not use sweetened almond milk, feel free to add a bit more maple syrup/honey.
- Serving Size: 1/2
- Calories: 207
- Sugar: 10
- Fat: 5
- Carbohydrates: 37
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 5
I’m sure you’re dying to know fact #5.
Fact #5: I have depression.
Not sure why I’ve never talked about this topic on FFF but…I have depression! Why do I say it with such excitement? Well- I’ve got it under control and I really don’t let it define me. Way back when during my ED days, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Depression is a mental illness and as you know, can be difficult to control. Eating disorders + depression + anxiety all sort of go hand in hand became one GIANT mental illness. I get a lot of questions on how I recovered from my eating disorder and while a lot of it was due to changes in my lifestyle…I am also on an antidepressant, which has helped monitor my hormone levels. I’m not going to lie, taking that first pill was one of the scariest days of my life. I remember sitting in my room holding the bottle in my hand just bawling. I didn’t want to be that crazy person who had to rely on drugs her whole life. Well people, I got over that quickly because they really did help bring my anxiety level down and chill me the eff out.
The fact that I have depression is really no surprise. I have a family history of it, and even suffered from it a bit as a kid. One day I hope to ween myself off of my meds, but for now, lots of things in life are a-changing and my stress levels are high. Keeping things how they are are just fine for me at the moment. Plus- I am who I am who I am…not because of the meds i take 😉