Iced coffee drinks, because coffee ;)

So, I don’t really drink coffee, at least in the normal, ‘warm in a cup’ form.  I do love the Canadian Tim’s classic, the ice capp, but I’m under no illusions that it’s not just a milkshake with coffee aspirations and not actually coffee ;).  It’s also high calorie, and the dairy is hard on my gut, so I wondered if I could do 2 things; make a lower calorie ice capp, and also a healthier, coffee flavoured protein shake for my mornings.

I’m very glad to say I succeeded 🙂

So, if you’re into coffee inspired drinks, here are 2 recipes for ones that taste fantastic and won’t kill you calorie wise.

Imitation Ice Capp Recipe:

1/2 cup of coffee

1 large tablespoon vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon caramel syrup

2-4 ice cubes

1/4 a cup of milk

1 teaspoon of Nescafe Ice Java Syrup* optional but recommended

Whipped topping of choice* optional (I use light cool whip)

Step 1) Make 1/2 cup of coffee and then freeze into ice cubes.  Any coffee will do, I just use instant because I’m lazy 😉 Add a couple extra ice cubes for texture.

Step 2) Make 1/4 cup of the Nescafe Java milk.  This added syrup isn’t totally necessary, you could just use milk, but I find it really adds a nice something to it 🙂 I also will add a small squeeze additionally to the mixture.

Step 3: Add yogurt, and caramel syrup – any sweetener or syrup will do, this is really just to offset the slight tang of the yogurt.

Step 4: Blend, add topping, enjoy 🙂

Calories: 170 calories (based on 2 percent milk and the whipped topping – subtract 20 calories without whipped topping)

Coffee protein shake recipe:

1/2 cup of coffee

2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt

1/4 a cup of milk

1/2 teaspoon of Nescafe Ice Java Syrup* optional but recommended

1 small handful baby spinach or kale

3/4 of a frozen banana

1/2 scoop protein powder

Step 1) Same as above, make 1/2 cup of coffee and then freeze into ice cubes.  Any coffee will do, I just use instant because I’m lazy 😉

Step 2) Again, make 1/4 cup of the Nescafe Java milk.  This added syrup isn’t totally necessary, you could just use milk, but I find it really adds a nice something to it 🙂

Step 3: Add one small handfull of spinach and 2 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt.

Step 4: Add protein powder, frozen banana and blend, enjoy 🙂

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Best way to eat spinach, in my opinion 😉

Calories: 210 (based on 2 percent milk)

Enjoy!

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Omg i feel u tho haha worth reading!

  2. Tress says:

    Definitely will be trying out the protein shake recipe! Looks wonderful!

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