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.