I’ve had a sore throat for a few weeks now, during these few weeks I was prescribed an antibiotic which didn’t do the trick. I am gargling with lemon juice in the morning now and talk about sting!
Drinking soothes my throat. I was in poor me mode, my throat hurts, my ears hurt and I really wanted something soothing…. and sweet. I don’t do juices or other “drinks”, smoothies too are meals for me not beverages. Water and green tea are my daily hydration and thirst quenchers. I enjoy my morning espresso macchiato from my Bialetti Moka with almond or hemp milk. After my morning ritual of oil pulling, lemon juice gargling and my aloe & maca powder water concoction, this is where my day starts and my espresso need ends.
Back in Italy caffè is a tradition. Cappuccino or caffè latte for breakfast, un caffè after lunch and one after dinner, macchiato, with milk, cream or even ice cream! Corretto, with a drop or 2 (or 3) of liquor or wine, sometimes used as an amaro or digestive. Un caffè, which means “un espresso”, can also be and for most Italians is, a break time, luxury, sport, appointment date, spiritual moment of relax, late night study caffeine boost, a sort of scape goat from anxiety, a daily ritual by many believed a wholesome addiction, coffee is healthy right? Habits that can take to an outstanding number of espressos a day! Below are some fun reads, explanations and examples of Italian caffè syndrome.
An Italian Family Tradition
My Coffee Hell
So, getting back to poor me, my sore throat and sweet tooth, I had an idea!
I’d tried Starbuck’s Frapuccino, once with my son and sincerely, it didn’t really turn me on. At first that sweet chocolatey moka flavor….. but there was a terrible aftertaste, plus knowing what they are made of, their cost AND the brain and chest freeze I got from it.No thanks.
5 Ways To Get Sabotaged at Starbucks
To sum it up this was my excuse to a sweet tooth that led to the making of my,
“Dulce de Moka”.
In a blender crush;
add the following and blend.
- 1 Moka of caffe’ (da 1 tazza/small size Moka, 1 espresso)
- 2 medjool dates, pitted, halved and soaked until soft
- 3/4 c organic coconut mylk (I use this brand)
Joe, you will love it!! XO