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Mmmmm coffee milkshake…

Or I guess at Starbucks they call it a Frappuccino.  Anyway, it’s been literally years since I’ve had any coffee, which is a pretty big deal for me considering I had coffee (and lots of it) every day of my life since I was 16 years old (gosh that sounds young) up until 3 years ago.  Anyway, it’s nice that I haven’t needed it, or really missed it, until today. My great friend Alex shared this frappachino recipe with me to make for my hubby. Of course I couldn’t resist something chocolately so I had to try it and well, now I’m typing faster than I’ve typed in years! Next, I want to work on my presentations, or should I ride my bike that is set up on my trainer (since it’s a rainy Sunday), or do I clean or finish cooking? Okay, now I remember why I loved coffee and why so many of you guys drink it! It’s good stuff!

The great thing about this drink is it has calcium, omega-3s, fiber, magnesium, and iron. Now that’s a power drink!

Here is what you need to make your paleo frappachino:

  • 3/4 cup coffee, cold
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 pitted date
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 coconut water ice cubes (or 2 muffin tin ice cubes, see below)

Blend well and enjoy!

I didn’t have an ice cube tray so I just put my coconut water in a muffin tin in the freezer and it worked really well. Just run a touch of hot water under the bottom when you’re ready to get your coconut ice cube out. I’m actually going to start doing that more often the coconut water so it will be ready for other smoothies. It’s also a good idea to always have ripe bananas in the freezer too, if you’re into making smoothies.


Problem is, it wasn’t really meant for me to drink, or my son. Maybe next time I’ll use decaf….

Like the boy needs more energy!

  • ashley andrews - Hey Landria! I love your blog and seeing pics of those beautiful kids. Mebane told me about it a couple of weeks ago on our girls trip to Asheville. I’m in the middle of working on my health habits as I’m learning about Ayurveda medicine in my yoga teacher training and I’m having a hard time quitting coffee. In fact, my coffee maker broke and now i’m finding myself driving every day to buy a coffee somewhere. How did you quit after all those years?!

    • landriav - Hey there Ashley!! Thanks for your sweet note! Sounds like you are doing well!! I’m jealous you got to go to Asheville. I love that place! As for the coffee, I honestly didn’t have much of a choice. After a marathon, I got adrenal fatigue so even decaf would make my blood sugar drop. I guess it was a bit of a blessing in disguise because otherwise, I’m not sure I would have been ever been able to quit! 🙂ReplyCancel

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