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Coffee Flavors

Low Fat Recipe

The coffee smoothie tastes much like a milk shake! Thick and rich like a milk shake but with very few calories.

Coffee Flavors

Coffee Smoothie

1 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons sugar (or equivalent of sugar substitute)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (regular or lite)
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
7 ice cubes

Recipe Directions

Blend for two to three minutes on high speed of blender.

Pour, and drink!

Nutrition Information

This recipe makes 1 serving thick and rich Coffee Smoothie.


Ginger Coffee

Fat free whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and/or additional orange peel make wonderful garnishes to this delicious steaming mug of hot ginger coffee.

Ginger Coffee

6 tablespoons ground coffee (not instant)
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized or candied ginger*
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups cold water
Fat free whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and/or additional orange peel, optional

Combine the coffee, orange peel, ginger and cinnamon; pour into a coffee filter. Brew according to manufacturer's directions.

Pour into mugs; garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and orange peel if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Look for crystallized or candied ginger in the spice or baking section of your grocery store.

Ginger

  • Ginger, when crystallized or brewed as a tea serves as a remedy for quesy stomachs and motion sickness.
  • Ginger may ward off the temporary unpleasant effects of alcohol i.e., healthy hangover relief!
  • Ginger may invigorate tired muscles and joints when added to bath oils/salts.
  • The scent of ginger is an instant mood booster.
  • Ginger dates back to the Middle Ages, when women presented the treat as a favor to knights going into battle. The gingerbread was elaborately and ornately decorated, sometimes even with gold leaf!

Vanilla Almond Coffee

Grab 13 ounces of your favorite automatic drip coffee and simply add vanilla and almond extracts for a tasty pot of no calorie, no fat, very flavorful Vanilla Almond Coffee.

Vanilla Bean

13 ounces automatic drip ground coffee
1 ounce vanilla extract
1 ounce almond extract

Pour coffee into a large self-closing plastic bag or bowl. Add both extracts to coffee. Thoroughly blend extracts into coffee. Note: You can use decaffeinated coffee if desired.

Store coffee in plastic bag or air-tight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. Brew coffee as usual.

Vanilla-Orange Coffee: Use 1-ounce orange extract in place of almond extract.

Vanilla History

In its native Mexico, vanilla was so valuable that the Totonac Indians (the first to cultivate it) thought that it sprang from the blood of a princess, who was captured and slain when she fled with her lover. When the Totonac were conquered by the Aztecs, they were required to pay taxes and tributes with vanilla beans. It's fair to say that vanilla was literally worth its weight in silver.


Banana-Coffee Smoothies

Three delicious, creamy and refreshing banana coffee smoothies all containing bananas, coffee and low fat milk. All three variations are ready in just five short minutes!

Banana COffee Smoothies

Banana Coffee Smoothies

2 bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons honey 1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.Servings: 2 cups for 2 1-cup servings.


Low Fat Cinnamon Banana Coffee Smoothies

1 bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup low fat milk
1 teaspoon instant coffee
Pinch of cinnamon powder
1/2 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 cup.


Low Fat Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothies

1 bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup low fat milk
1 teaspoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/2 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 cup.


Sassy Summertime Treat

Tiramisu Milkshake: Soak 6 ladyfinger cookies in 1/2 cup coffee; blend and pour into glasses. Blend 1 cup each coffee ice cream and vanilla frozen yogurt with 1 tablespoon each milk and sweetened condensed milk; pour over the coffee and ladyfinger mixture. Dust with cocoa powder.

Did you know?

September 29th is International Coffee Day.