That’s right, it’s National Coffee Milkshake Day and I am determined to enjoy it without wrecking my great eating streak. Plus, there’s just something extra satisfying when you know you’re getting away with something awesome without bad consequences. And really, it’s not just avoiding bad consequences, this milkshake actually feeds your body nutritionally with protein and vitamins. Have I convinced you to try it yet? Because seriously, it’s 108 degrees here and just holding the glass is satisfying right now.
Let’s talk about why milkshakes are good for you. Or, at least this one is. Or at least it is according to Google. * I should probably state here that I am not a certified dietician or nutritionist or doctor.* It has almond milk, for protein that is low in calories and doesn’t raise your blood sugar. Coffee is obviously in there. Did you know coffee reduces your risk of depression, Alzheimers and type 2 diabetes? Bananas make an appearance here for a creamy texture, but they also provide fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.
Then there are your own add-ins. I used to use some raw honey to sweeten it. Raw honey is rich in all kinds of antioxidants and is also antibacterial. Now that I’ve cut way back on sugar I find the bananas enough to sweeten it. But you could add honey or real syrup if you want to sweeten naturally, or something like Stevia if you want to keep carbs low (though you’ve kind of missed that boat with the banana). Also, I often put in cocoa powder to make it a mocha milkshake. Cocoa powder helps promote brain health (which I really need as I get older) and also has antioxidants as well as helps to maintain cholesterol levels.
Do you need any more excuses to indulge today?!
Pro tip – I like to sprinkle a little extra instant espresso powder over the top.
What are you doing to celebrate National Coffee Milkshake Day?