Tuesday, January 28, 2020

My Morning Coffee Shake

As I was writing a blog post earlier this week on my morning routine (not yet on the blog but coming soon! 😉), I realized I had never shared my morning coffee shake with you all and instantly I knew that would be my next blog post. There is something about a warm cup of coffee in the morning to just jumpstart the day. For me it's not out of necessity (well in some cases it is 😆) but just the love of the ritual. You get what I'm saying? 

My mom is actually the one that introduced this to me and for those of you that have been following me for years know that I didn't drink coffee as of like a year ago, I drank Spark. It was the only product I ever used and I LOVED it but it's really not that good for you and I was having to special order it and get it shipped to Abilene rather than running to Walmart to get more coffee. So I ditched the habit and said, I'm going the coffee route and going to drink it in a healthy way, meaning, I would not fill it with a bunch of cream and sugar but use more natural things so my body wasn't dependent on it. Now, if you use a bunch of cream and sugar, no judgement from me friend, this was just my personal decision. 

So with that said, let's get to chatting about my favorite morning beverage. 

1. I use my little small Ninja blender to mix this up. Any little blender will work but this is how you get the foam and frothyness to it (I don't think frothiness is a word but for the sake of this blog post today, it is.) I pour half of it full (or a little less) with coffee. Lately we've been using The Donut Shop from Walmart and it's my favorite coffee so far. Zach is quite the coffee snob and so we have tried a huge array of options. This so far is my favorite. 

2. Once the coffee is in the blender, I take a heaping spoonful (no exact measurements here as you can see) and place it in the hot coffee, it melts right off. Coconut oil is an amazing metabolism booster. It aids in weightless and so many other benefits, here are a few: A Boost in Good Cholesterol. ... Good for Blood Sugar and Diabetes. ... Helps Fight Back Against Alzheimer's Disease. ... Helps Stop Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure. ... Aids in Liver Health. ... Boosts Energy. So there you have it, a few of the amazing benefits. 

3. I add a scoop of my Vanilla Complete Protein Powder. Now you may ask why I use Juice Plus protein powder as opposed to any other that I could purchase from GNC or another health foods store.. here's why. My protein powder has an NSF seal on it which means it's just FOOD. It's not a supplement and it's been through rigorous testing to prove that what is on the back of the label is actually what's in the product. It's packed full of 15 plants, 13 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber so I'm getting GOOD stuff every single day when I drink it. Not to mention, it's the best protein powder I have ever tried. It's not chalky and truly tastes amazing.

4. Blend it all up and pour into your mug of choice. 

5. Now this fifth step is new and it's quite possibly my favorite step. It's been a game changer in the morning drink ritual. My first question for you is have you tried Nut Pod Creamer, the greatest thing since sliced bread honestly. It's an all plant based creamer made from almonds and coconuts. It's dairy and soy free, gluten free, non-gmo, plant based, vegan and no carregeenan. I heat it up for 35 seconds and froth it and add it to the top of my coffee. LIFE CHANGING. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic but still. LOVE IT! 

And there you have it folks.. my morning hot beverage that is truly one of my favorite parts to my morning routine. 

What's your favorite morning beverage? 

1 comment :

  1. Hi! My name is Vernadette Horn. So I tried the coffee shake using the Chocolate Complete powder and a splash of plain, unsweetened cashew milk, but I didn’t add the coconut oil. It was so good! Thanks for the recipe!


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