Vanilla Protein Latte

It’s summer and when I am wanting a cool, refreshing, energy-boosting drink, I opt for my super easy and delicious Vanilla Protein Latte! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend away until smooth and frothy! Drink up and get that caffeinated protein boost you need on a hot day!

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COFFEE!!!

All joking aside … I am very serious about my coffee. I have researched the brands that are the cleanest, organic, toxin-, pesticide- and mold-free, etc., and I add-in things to make it even better!

Ain’t that the truth, mommas?! Something about brewing a cup of coffee and drinking it in the silence, dim-light, reading a book before the kids wake up … it is GLORIOUS!!

My husband and I use two different methods when brewing coffee, though he will use mine occasionally, too. I use the AeroPress, which is my favorite way! We actually have TWO AeroPress coffee maker’s – which is nice because he doesn’t have to wait for my coffee and vice-versa.

I use one rounded scoop of my coffee of choice, either Bulletproof coffee or Clean coffee. I add boiling water, stir, add the filter to the lid and put the “lid” on and flip it over my coffee mug. I let it sit for about 2-5 minutes, then press and that’s it! Now I add the goodies!!

To my coffee, I add one scoop of Truvani’s marine collagen, about a tablespoon of coconut oil plus a good splash of organic coconut milk. Then I use my handy dandy frother and blend it up!

Now, that first cup of coffee is like a “good morning” cup – warm and welcoming me to another day…it’s the second cup that is my “let’s get down to business” cup. For my second cup, I add yet another scoop of collagen and a splash of coconut milk, but no coconut oil.

Because we don’t like a lot of things on the counter, our AeroPress stays in the pantry, along with all of our coffees, filters, non-refrigerated creamers, collagen, etc. We do keep the traditional coffee maker next to the refrigerator – my hubby uses our Ninja programmable coffee maker usually every weekday morning and brews his own cup of coffee. But we don’t have a “fancy” space or anything like that 😉 Just your basic coffee maker on the counter! And I didn’t even clean it up for you or remove the sanitizer, ether. You’re welcome…and sorry, Pintrest! 😉

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Without further ado…here is my Pumpkin Cream Coffee!

Ingredients:

Coffee Base

Make your coffee how you like! I prefer using my AeroPress with 1 scoop Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane. I fill up my large coffee cup with water and microwave it for 3 minutes. While it is heating up, I add 1 scoop of coffee to my AeroPress and when the water is ready, I pour the water over the coffee grounds. I let sit about 2 minutes, then press it over my coffee cup.

Pumpkin Cream

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut cream or coconut milk (can)
  • 1 tsp organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 heaping tsp pumpkin spice
  • OPTIONAL: organic whole-leaf stevia

Using a handheld frother or small blender, froth/mix all ingredients for 1-2 minutes to build air and make the cream super frothy. If you like it sweet, add a drop or two of organic liquid whole-leaf stevia to taste before frothing.

Keto Coffee Additions

  • 1/2 TB organic grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 TB organic coconut oil or MCT oil

If adding the Keto coffee additions, use your frother or blender and mix these ingredients in with your coffee base before pouring over the cream.

Directions:

Once you have all ingredients ready, pour the pumpkin cream over your coffee and enjoy! I like to stir mine all together, but it’s pretty to look at when the cream is separated from the coffee. You could also make this a cold-brew but halving the water used to make your coffee and replacing it with ice. Let it cool a bit. Fill a cup with ice, pour over cooled coffee and top with pumpkin cream.

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Not Your Traditional Vanilla Latte

I am loving starting my day with a smoothie and having so much fun playing with different smoothie add-ins and options!

The other day I was missing coffee…which I haven’t had since November! My husband grinds the beans fresh every morning and the smell of fresh brewed coffee enveloped and consumed me! I decided to make a little coffee smoothie with a small splash of coffee…and it was so delicious!

But why just stop with ordinary coffee?!? Might as well get some great health benefits! So I purchased some one-size serving samples of Four Sigmatic’s Instant Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga.  

Healthline states that “lion’s mane may protect against dementia, reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression and help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, ulcers and diabetes in animals.” In regards to chaga, Healtline states that it is packed with antioxidants and its extract may fight cancer and improve immunity, chronic inflammation, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

I am LOVING my new morning smoothie! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Healthy Vanilla Latte Smoothie

Prep Time: <5 minutes

Ingredients

Coffee:

Smoothie Base:

Instructions

Prepare your Four Sigmatic’s Instant Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga as instructed on the directions. Only use 6 oz and after mixing, add in the ice cubes to start cooling it down.

While your coffee cools, fill your blender with all of the smoothie ingredients. Add in your coffee mix and blend!

Optional: Drizzle with a little homemade sugar-free chocolate syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon for a little spice kick!

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