I have been having so much fun each week with the Gluten-free Products, Spotlight Holiday Edition, which Heather is having through December 22. She is inviting all of us to join her in featuring gluten-free and allergy-free products every Monday.
I really hope you try my favorite gluten-free product of the week: Nutcracker Sweet Holiday Tea. I wasn’t really crazy about this tea when it was hot, but chilled and blended with frozen cashew milk it is incredibly delicious. Like, I want to go make another one right now just talking about it, delicious. If you got something like this at Starbucks they would rob you of 4 dollars, delicious. You’ve gotta try it. Just a add to your blender:
9 cubes of frozen cashew milk
1 tbs honey
2 cups chilled Nutcracker Sweet tea
(double for two servings)
You could also spike this a little and serve it to company at a holiday party. Yum!
But, seeing as how they are marketed as gluten-free, and locally made in Boulder, I couldn’t pass up trying another holiday tea by Celestial Seasonings: Cinnamon Apple Spice herbal tea. This one is excellent hot. It will warm you up and fill you with the Christmas spirit. I just added a teaspoon of honey. Divine.
Today I decided to make one of my favorite muffins: Quinoa Almond Muffins, to go with my breakfast drink (which you can see in the background there): frozen blended Nutcracker Sweet tea.
Note: Many coffee shop syrups, and teas, especially at the holidays, are not gluten-free. We found more than one tea which contained barley.