Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coffee Coffee Coffee!


(warning-this isn't a regular recipe or review post... completely random, completely me!)
As you can probably guess, coffee is just one of those things that makes me oh so very happy! I love how it tastes, smells, everything! (well-not really how much it costs :S ) 

Licking the CoolWhip off the top is a hobby of mine... 

No.. that isn't a real McDonald's frappe-it's homemade-of course!

Coffee and sunshine!? Yes, please!

Coffee just helps me get stuff done-don't you agree?
Actually though, coffee (in moderation) can be beneficial to one's health. How so you ask?
Well... according to (pretty legit source I'd say!) coffee has been show to aid in memory, reduce risk of certain cancer and depression, reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes, the list goes on and on! 

However, with anything-moderation is key! 

And, no matter how healthy something is-when you drowned it with unhealthy additions (i.e. that sugar and full-fat cream), it becomes more of a vice than a virtue.

Here are a few ideas to help you have your coffee and drink it to! 

For blended coffee drinks:
Blend about 1/2 cup strong coffee and 1/2 cup milk in a blender with coffee ice cubes*
Add flavor enhancers such as: 
-sugar free syrup
-1 TBSP peanut butter (YUM!)
-low sugar ice cream/frozen yogurt
-1 TBSP. unsweetened cocoa
-1/4 cup shredded coconut

*Coffee ice cubes: (noun) a delicious addition to homemade blended coffees that won't dilute your drink. Made by freezing cooled coffee in ice cub trays. A brilliant idea that deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. 

For warm coffee drinks: 
Steam 1/2 cup milk in microwave and add hot coffee
Add the same flavor enhancer's as above and enjoy! 

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