Friday, March 11, 2011

Healthy Iced Coffee

I'm not really a morning person, and for that matter, I'm not a breakfast person either.  I usually have something quick and light like a coffee, banana or yoghurt.  Of course, oatmeal and museli are another delicious option for those hungry mornings.  This morning however, it was hot and I had gone for a run so I felt like something really cool like iced coffee.  I didn't want to splurge on an icecream ladden drink (saturday is my day for "naughtiness" I've decided! Cheesecake, here I come).  So instead, I decided to whip this drink up, with no sugar or icecream or cream, and surprisingly it worked really well.  I loved scooping the icy and coffee-bitter milk into my mouth with a slice of sweet banana.  Sprinkle it all with sliced almonds and let the deliciousness overflow...

Ingredients
1 handful of ice, ie. 1/2 cup of large icecubes
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 tsp coffee granules
1/2 banana, sliced diagonally
1 tbsp sliced almonds

Method
In a blender, process the ice, milk and coffee together.  (Okay, go ahead and add some caster sugar if you want this drink to be sweet).  Add more milk if you want it to be runnier.  Pour into glass until it reaches the top.  Pop sliced banana on top of ice drink.  Sprinkle banana with silvered almonds.  Serve and eat with a spoon.  Serves 1

29 comments:

  1. Une bonne façon de commencer la journée:)

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  2. This sounds so creamy and refreshing (and healthy!)
    Saturdays are my 'bad' days too. :D

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  3. Love your photo and instructions... This little beverage makes you feel like you have had a treat without the guilt!

    Bon weekend, mon amie!
    Genie

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  4. Great picture and a brill idea for a cool start to the day. Bring on summer I say ;0)

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  5. Very healthy and delicious, Brittany! -Move over Starbucks ;)!
    Have a beautiful weekend...
    Blessings, Catherine

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  6. Oh my! I'm a big smoothie person and a big coffee person, but for some reason I've never put the 2 together. Yep. I need to develop a coffee banana smoothie, heck, throw in a little cocoa for the heck of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. My daugther really would live this Ice coffe, she love this, look delicious!! xgloria

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  8. I am not a morning person either, but I have to get up very early in the morning 5 days/week :(. This ice coffee looks totally delicious, even though I don't normally like coffee...!

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  9. My standard breakfast is a banana and a cup of herbal tea, guess what I will be trying tomorrow. Thanks for this one. Diane

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  10. You are right! Perfect after a good run!

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  11. Yummmm! This would be the perfect drink for Florida! You are so creative as always....

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  12. OMG! this looks so good!! I might have to try this in the morning!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    hugs
    Manni

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  13. Saturday is my day to indulge too! It's when I do most of my baking. I love your creation - so cool and refreshing!

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  14. Looks good! Amazing how the bananas stays at the top! Got to try this out!

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  15. I love icy coffee drinks, so this sounds great. I'll have to wait a few months until it's warm enough to warrant one, but I wonder what it'd be like with the banana blended right in?

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  16. I'm also not a morning person and rarely make breakfast. Cereal is the solution to prepare for work. The drink sounds good.

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  17. Sounds good and Healthy!! My kind of drinks!

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  18. Ooh, use of the blender is such a good idea! I need to get one to uni now so that I can use it :D Love the addition of banana too, I always think it's the best fruit to match milky drinks!

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  19. Cool and nutritious after your run. Great in the hot weather. xx

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  20. Neat idea! I always have espresso powder on hand because I love to bake with it but can't stand it to drink :)

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