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Health, Home, and Happiness: Nap Substitute: Homemade Iced Coffee

Friday, April 23, 2010

Nap Substitute: Homemade Iced Coffee

Some afternoons I want a nap, but it's not often in the plans. So caffeine, although I'd love to get rid of the habit, will work wonderfully.

Leftover coffee frozen in cubes (1 tray), honey (3 tablespoons), whole milk (to desired consistency- 1-1/2 cups or so), and cocoa powder (to taste- 2 tablespoons or so) and all blended up.

The leftovers of the 'milkshake' got frozen into cubes again, then those were added to another day's cool coffee. In my favorite cup ever from Cabela's.

Smoothies- uncaffeinated blended goodness :)

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Blogger lundgren79 said...

uh yeah, I think that almost beats a nap! Yum! Thanks for the great recipe.

April 23, 2010 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Cheeseslave said...

Looks yummy!

You could do the same thing w/ an herbal coffee alternative -- and no caffeine.

Caffeine is so bad for your adrenal glands. I've been off coffee for 10 days now and it's been easy. I'm taking 1000 mg of DLPA (an amino acid) in the morning and 1000 again at lunch. It's been working like a charm! If you want to learn more about amino acids, check out Julia Ross's book "The Mood Cure"

April 23, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Kind of funny- we've had leftover coffee the last couple days so I froze it in ice cube trays... and then you posted :-) Shouldn't you add some coconut something? ;-)

April 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

Ann Marie, I know I should stop with the caffeine, maybe this spring... I did stop with my 2nd pregnancy, it gave me the jitters then, but I started back up. Going to check out that book.

Yes, let's add coconut too! :)

April 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Cheeseslave said...

Cara - I've been eating traditional foods for 2.5 years now and I just managed to give up coffee. I tried two years ago but I picked it back up. So don't feel bad! It takes time.

April 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Cheeseslave said...

That said... if I had known about DLPA, I might have been able to do it sooner. :-)

April 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

That's awesome that you found something that works! I just really like the caffeine boost :) And I'm being kind of stubborn about it :oP

April 23, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Eyrie said...

Thanks Cara! I put one together with cubes of Teechino (coffee alt) and used stevia powder and coffee mate for the hazelnut flavor. I'd love to find something else to add flavor since I'd rather have hazelnut than cocoa. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks :D

April 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

Hmm, coffee mate sub- I know there's such thing as almond extract, wonder if there's hazelnut extract? That and a little cream or coconut milk if you're dairy free?

Great idea with the stevia and coffee substitute!

April 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger stacey said...

sounds like a great idea for my "sweet" tooth that i have been denying this past month! ;)

April 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Duane said...

mmmm. i'm totally freezing my coffee right now to try this. :D But I'm all out of milk, so I'm going to add vanilla ice cream instead.

May 6, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

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