Summer’s Comin’ Iced Coffee Protein Shake!
Now that the sun is shining, are you starting to think of those iced coffee drinks that taste so good going down, but feel so bad when you step on the scale the next day? Here’s a way to avoid those 800 calorie sugar blues while still enjoying designer coffee drinks. And get your protein while you’re at it!
*Low sugar and low carb whey isolate protein powder (use quantity
per individual caloric needs/read label)
2 packets Sweet Leaf powdered stevia
1 Tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil
Extras to try: unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, flavored stevias or sugarless extracts like vanilla, coconut, almond.
Special treat: a small squirt of Land O’ Lakes canned whipped cream
(it has the least amount of junk in it, few calories, and tastes the best)
Put all ingredients in blender, except whipped cream, turn to high and you’ve got your meal and coffee in one delicious drink! Have a to go cup ready for quick exits.
Coffee made a few hours earlier or the night before and chilled in the fridge makes your beverage colder without needing as much ice, which dilutes it. If using hot coffee, you’ll need to make it about 50% stronger, and use enough ice to thoroughly chill.
If using coconut oil, it will form a creamy mass (think healthy whipped cream!) Don’t miss out on all those great nutrients: use a spoon to eat any residual coconut oil in your glass.
*Go Figure offers a very high quality protein powder that owner, Cheryl, has specifically selected to meet our program requirements. She makes a variety of flavors of shakes and has one every morning before work and loves them! Homemade shakes are worth the 3 minutes it takes to make, as they’re much more nutritious than the store-bought shakes.
Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2009