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Mexican Coffee Recipe

by Harriet Dickson (my pastor’s wife from Ohio)

Makes 8 servings.


  • 3-4 c. brewed coffee (the original recipe says 3/4 c. coffee, but I never knew if this was coffee grounds or brewed coffee or just a typo, so I use one french press of coffee or one small pot of coffee)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. milk (I use 2% organic)
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. Hershey’s Syrup (I use the Dark Chocolate Syrup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Brew coffee and cinnamon together. (Mix cinnamon into coffee grounds before brewing.)
  • Heat rest of ingredients together in a saucepan.
  • Add brewed coffee to saucepan.
  • Serve hot.

This makes a great holiday beverage or just a good dessert coffee. After making it a time or two, you won’t even need to measure. Just add the ingredients in the proportions you like.

Getting My Smoothie On! (Mar. 4, 2010)

Yields 4 servings.
Blend the following:
2 c. fresh spinach
1 c. plain low fat yogurt
1 c. cranberry juice
1 frozen banana (roughly chopped)
1/2 c. pineapple
1/2 c. frozen blackberries
1/3 c. frozen raspberries
1/3 c. frozen blueberries
12 baby carrots (roughly chopped)
1/4 c. sliced almonds
2 Tbsp. flaxseed
3 Tbsp. agave nectar (or honey)

So good! I make my smoothies the night before and just give them a
shake the next morning so I can drink one on the way to work. I know
veggies in the drink sound weird, but they totally hide under the
berry flavor and give you extra vitamins and minerals!

Bon Appetit!

For those interested in the nutritional info, check it out on my SparkPeople page (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=976448).

You can also add 8 dried plums (prunes) to this for a little extra sweetness. If you do, that’s an extra 40 calories/0 fat/11 g carb/.4g protein per serving.