Easy Trim Healthy Mama Iced Coffee
I’ve officially given in to my afternoon coffee habit. For years I’ve tried to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages after lunch, but many days I end up in the coffee shop drive-through around 3 PM anyway. It’s just a necessary tactic in surviving the gap between the end of Miles’ nap-time and when Zach gets home. I figured I could at least make iced coffee at home sometimes instead of dropping $2-$3 on the daily (and probably drinking way more half & half/heavy cream than I need).
If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama diet, you’re probably all about your drinks and smoothies. That’s an aspect of the THM plan that I have a love/hate relationship with. While I enjoy the flavors of most of the drinks I’ve tried from the cookbook, I can’t hack the 10+ ingredient lists, the fiddly measurements, the multiple blendings, and the disaster my kitchen becomes after I make something that isn’t even a meal. When I’m tired and hungry and have a fussy toddler on my hands, it just isn’t happening.
Enter this coffee. It has 4 ingredients, uses 1 measuring spoon, and can be made in a blender or shaken up in a lidded mason jar. Zero to coffee in under a minute. My kind of afternoon treat. Sometimes I use my single-serve Ninja blender cup because I like the way it creates foam and completely integrates the collagen. However, it’s not necessary.
Zach, who is a self-confessed Dunkin’ Donuts addict, is a fan of this recipe too!
The Cast of Characters:
- Starbucks unsweetened iced coffee. You can use any brand of pre-made iced coffee that you like, but this is available at most grocery stores and doesn’t have to be diluted. This recipe is all about easy!
- Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. Trim Healthy Mamas of course know all the benefits of including collagen in your diet, but if you’re looking for more info check out this helpful article.
- Truvia packets. Again, this recipe is all about avoiding dishes, measuring, and unnecessary steps. Truvia packets are the simplest way to add sugar-free sweetness to a drink.
- Half & half. You could use heavy cream or a nondairy nut milk if you prefer. Half & half is what I use in my coffee on a daily basis though and I think it’s perfect in this recipe.
- Nutri-Dyn Dynamic Fruits & Greens – Espresso Flavor. I’m not being paid or compensated to promote this brand. However, my husband, who’s a chiropractor, starting distributing this brand earlier this year and I’ve been really impressed with all of their products. This supplement has a nice chocolate/coffee flavor and it’s sweetened with stevia. The ingredient list is impressive too. you can buy it here and it makes a nice addition to iced coffee.
- Cocoa powder. Take this recipe in a mocha direction with 1-3 teaspoons of cocoa powder. You may need to add more sweetener to make up for the bitterness of the chocolate.
What’s Making Me Happy This Week:
Yoga (but what’s new). I’ve decided to recommit to a daily yoga practice after a brief break and I created an Instagram hashtag (#MargeauxPracticesDaily) to help keep me accountable. I’m already loving the added structure and discipline! If you follow me here I’d love to be Instagram friends too. I post about yoga and running in addition to my recipes.
Buy Ingredients Found In This Recipe:
- Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen
- Truvia Natural Sweetener Packets
- Viva Labs Certified Organic Cacao Powder
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What’s your favorite drink this summer?