Its only taken me two months of living in LA to realize if I don’t buy food and cook, it doesn’t magically appear in my fridge like it used to at home. With that said I’ve invested in my first cookbook, “Hungry Girl Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World.” Author Lisa Lillien has released a number of books for the health conscience cooker. One of her most recent, “300 under 300” (300 meals under 300 calories) is quickly becoming a best seller.
Chapter 11 of my new cookbook is all about Coffee!!! Here is one of my favorite calorie saving drink recipes that's perfect for the warm weather we are having:
Vanillalicious Café Freeze
5 ounces light vanilla soymilk
1-ounce sugar-free calorie-free vanilla syrup
1 tablespoon Coffee-mate Fat Free French Vanilla powdered creamer, dissolved in 1-ounce warm water
1-teaspoon instant coffee
3 packets of Splenda
5-8 ice cubes
2 table spoons Fat Free Reddi-whip
Place all ingredients in a blender, except for the reddi whip. Blend on high speed for 30 – 45 seconds. Pour into tall glass and finish off with whipped topping.
Makes 1 serving.
**A traditional large blended vanilla coffee drink with whipped cream is about 540 calories. This one weighs in at a slender 103J The secret is in the Coffee-mate;)
Breezy let me pet him today! I was so shocked I didn’t even think to take a picture.
|todays shot of coffee|