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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Quick Iced Coffee

OK, this summer I have become obsessed with iced coffee.  However, in the morning I don't always have time to bring out the blender and blend up a nice batch, as I am usually running behind schedule.

So, I have come up with a equal delicious option that is the Quick Method!

Check it out, this is all you need.

I freeze the coffee in ice cube trays,

Fill my glass (or travel mug) with the coffee cubes

Top off with either almond milk or coconut milk beverage, add your sweetener of choice and you are done!

So my freezer in now filled with the coffee cubes so I am ready to go at a moments notice.

I bring it to work in my travel mug, which keeps it nice a cold and give it a few shakes every now and again.  As the cubes begin to melt that break into tiny pieces just as if it were blended.


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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Iced Coffee

I am a lover of coffee, and in the summer I just LOVE iced coffees...........but I don't like to pay the outrageous price some places charge or the mixes you can get, which are full of chemicals.

So, this year I set out to make my own.  After doing some research on the internet and some experimenting at home I came up with my recipe for Iced Coffee.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.


1/3 cups of cold brew coffee concentrate
1 tablespoon Xylatol (or any sweetener of your choice)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage, almond milk (any milk of your choice)
2 cups ice

To make the cold brew coffee concentrate you can either use one of the many fancy machines out there or you can add 1/3 cup coffee grounds to 1.5 cups cold water - stir and let sit for 12 - 24 hours.  

  • Now the reason for using a cold brewed coffee, is  that it is less acidic than using hot brewed coffee that has gone cold.  So, if you have a sensitive stomach, you will want to use the cold brewed coffee.  

Strain the coffee through a coffee filter and store in a resealable container.  This will keep in the fridge for up to one week or you can portion it off and freeze it -- this is what I like to do.

Now just assemble in the blender
  • 1/3 cup coffee 
  • 1 Tbls sweetener of your choice
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • ice
And blend.........and pour into a glass................and enjoy!!

This is incredibly delicious and extremely creamy.  

I love making these as I can control all the ingredients and the portions.  Like using Xylatol instead of sugar and coconut milk beverage instead of regular cows milk.  

And it is incredible cheap to make.

Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your personal taste.

  • almond milk which was also very nice
  • freeze the concentrate in ice cube trays and plop them into a glass of coconut milk beverage
  • add Bailey's Irish Cream for a special grown up treat
  • add flavoring such as vanilla or caramel 

The sky is the limit with your options, so don't be afraid to experiment.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012


So, my husband decides he is going to start jogging and that I need to as well.  I am not a fan of jogging but if he is willing to give it a go then so am I.  Our goal is to be doing a 5k jog at the end of 8 weeks.

He found an app on the iPhone called "Run 5K".

It is a really simple program, but effective.  It guides you over a 8 week period on how to increase your endurance and by the end of the 8 weeks you are able to jog for 5 km without stopping or walking.

Basically you do the program 3 times per week, starts with a warm up, then tells you when to walk and when to jog and ends with a cool down.

You switch between walking and jogging and each week you increase the jogging portion and decrease the walking portion until you are jogging the whole time.

Sounds easy right?  So, I have started week one days 1 and so far so good.  I will keep you posted on our progress.

Anyone want to join us?

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Happy Jogging!