Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Iced Vanilla Coffee Drink

I probably don't need to tell you this, but it has been quite hot out.  The keep-your-children-inside kind of hot.  I was feeling quite sluggish, and I needed something to hold me over until dinner, so I blended up an icy coffee beverage, drank it along with some trail mix, and I was pretty satisfied.  This recipe is for two, so half it if you're just making it for yourself.  Or, get a really big cup.

Iced Vanilla Coffee Perk-Up
1 cup organic whole milk (or your favorite non-dairy substitute)
1 1/2 cups chilled strong coffee  (I put leftovers in my fridge the day before.)
10 drops of SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme Stevia
2 scoops of vanilla whey protein
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon
2 handfuls of ice (about 10 ice cubes)

You could easily make a chocolate version using chocolate protein powder and chocolate-flavored stevia.  Also, it should be noted that I like my milk to coffee ratio to be close to half of each, while many others probably prefer to decrease the milk and increase the amount of coffee.

I don't usually have a lot of caffeine...there's a lot of contradictory evidence out there about how insulin resistance is affected by caffeine.  I used decaf for this and still felt like I had much more energy after my snack.


  1. It is so hot in Florida!!! But...you get used to it I guess.

    And I love iced coffee in the Summer. Best refresher. I make mine with almond milk, though.

  2. I can't imagine how hot it is in FL...I thought the midwest was bad! I've made iced coffee with almond milk before too, but I do like the creaminess of whole milk!

  3. Sounds like a great iced coffee! Keep cool :)

  4. This drink sounds perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing!