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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

What else can I add to “Peanut butter hot chocolate”? Two of my favorite guilty pleasures in one mug. Add some marshmallows and crunchy peanut and I have a winter winner beverage.     Peanut butter is 100% an American thing. I mean, in South America we’re used to seeing peanut butter in the international section of the grocery store. But most of us don’t know what to do with it (also, it’s kind of expensive over there). For that...
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Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

One of the street foods and drinks that I miss the most about Venezuela has to be the “chicha”. A Venezuelan chicha is a super thick drink made with rice and milk. It is dense and if you add a lot of ice you get a refreshing and fulfilling drink that tastes like heaven.     Chicha is a classic South American drink that you can find in a lot of countries and all of them have a different interpretation....
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Cointreau Orange Hot Chocolate

Cointreau Orange Hot Chocolate

This super cozy Cointreau orange hot chocolate promise to warm up the chilling nights that are coming!   I absolutely love autumn. And winter, even more, but living in Lisbon gives me the weakest winters ever. I guess I cannot complain because I came from Venezuela — a completely tropical country without seasons. Right now we are starting November and we are at 25ºC (77 F). So my cute and cozy clothes will have to wait a little bit more....
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Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche crema is the Venezuelan version of an eggnog. Creamy, spiced and with a happy touch thanks to a hint — or maybe more— of Venezuelan rum.     In case you didn’t know, Venezuela has one of the best rums in the entire world. You may think that this is the classical case of nationality proud but …. well, I will let facts speak for themselves here. For us, rum beverages are quite common because: It is cheap in...
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Creamy Pumpkin Coffee

Creamy Pumpkin Coffee

Confession time: I’m not a fan of the pumpkin spice craziness. Don’t get me wrong, I kind of enjoy it, but — yes, there is a but— there are so many species going on that I completely lose the pumpkin flavor. Not so cool.     I’ve tasted a trizillion time Starbucks’ ridiculously famous pumpkin spice coffee and have to say that I’m not impressed. Besides, it’s a little bit overpriced for a coffee — Starbucks lovers don’t hate me,...
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Post Training Strawberry Smoothie

Post Training Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies are all over the place: green, detox, with ice cream and even with avocados – I thought some of these were a crazy idea, but hey they work!. The best way that i like to drink my smoothie is after a long —30 minutes— workout. It’s just a shot of vitamins that helps me to recover my strengths. And my favorite one is without any doubt this strawberry and banana smoothie. The key to make it thick and refreshing...
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