drinks


October 4, 20170

Anyone else looking for healthier versions of your favorite non-pumpkin fall drinks? Try some of these! Let me know what you think of the recipes.

(courtesy of Team Beachbody Blog Recipes)

Candy Cane Cocoa Latte

(Makes 1 serving)

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:
½ cup low-fat (1%) milk
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. raw honey (optional)
1 cup black coffee, brewed (or 1 shot espresso)
¼ tsp. pure peppermint extract
1 fresh mint leaf (for garnish; optional)

Preparation:
1. Bring milk, cocoa powder, and honey (if desired) to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking to blend.
2. Remove from heat once mixture comes to a boil. Whisk vigorously until frothy.
3. Pour coffee into a large mug. Top with milk mixture and extract; mix to blend. Garnish with mint leaf if desired.
4. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 112
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 76 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 7 g

 

Portion Fix Containers
1 Yellow
½ tsp.


 

Lower-Sugar Apple Cider

(Makes 1 serving)

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 bag apple cider tea (or apple-flavored herbal tea)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. raw honey

Preparation:
1. Bring water to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat.
2. Add tea bag and cinnamon stick; allow to steep for 2 minutes.
3. Remove tea bag and cinnamon stick.
4. Pour into a mug. Add honey; mix well.
5. Serve immediately.

Contains 20 calories, 7 mg sodium, 6 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams sugar. Portion-fix: free.


 

Salted Caramel Cold-Brew Coffee

(Makes 1 serving) Add cafe latte shakeology in place of cold brew and make a super healthy shake!

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None

Ingredients:
1 cup cold brewed coffee, cold
1 tsp. pure caramel extract
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place coffee, extracts, maple syrup, almond milk, salt, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.

Portion Fix: 1/2 yellow


 

If you love the classic culinary union of chocolate and peanut butter, give this sophisticated and slightly exotic spin on hot cocoa a try. It might sound a little weird, but tahini (spreadable sesame paste) adds a nutty richness to an otherwise ordinary mug of warm cocoa. Add a pinch of sea salt, if desired, to accentuate the sweet and savory flavors even more.

Tahini Hot Cocoa

(Makes 1 serving)

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (or unsweetened almond milk)
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. tahini paste
½ tsp. raw honey

Preparation:
1. Bring coconut milk, cocoa powder, tahini, and honey (if desired) to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
2. Pour into a large mug; serve immediately.

Portion Fix: 1 yellow, 1 tsp