Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Iced Mocha Coffee

For supper last night it was one of those meals where you just pick foods out to cook and hope it goes well together. No new recipes for last night, but here’s what I had. I had fresh silver queen corn (the best sweet corn), fried zucchini and yellow squash, sauerkraut, and herb roasted potatoes from the "Vegan with a Vengeance" cook book. Tony had the exact same thing except he had to put Kielbasa in his sauerkraut (shame on him…ha). Yes, all my food has it’s own little spot on my plate. I’m a little weird in that area. I don’t really like for my foods to touch each other. Yes, I know they all end up in the same place, but that’s just one of my little quirks. :o)

This morning I decided to make a change from my normal fruit smoothie to a coffee drink. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a cold coffee drink, so I decided that this morning was the day to try it. I really miss iced mochas, so that’s what I tried making this morning. It turned out great too. It was refreshing to be able to have an iced mocha. Now, I know it didn’t have all the nutrition that my fruit smoothies have, but I did try to add a little more protein into it. I could easily live off these, but I won’t. :o)

Here’s what I did to make this great tasting iced mocha.

8 ounces of rice milk
6-7 ounces of cold brewed coffee
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of cocoa
a pinch of salt
1 frozen banana
1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter

Put all the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I poured mine in a glass over a couple of ice cubes, because I like mine super cold (hence the iced mocha).
I think in the future I want to try it with chocolate soy milk and add some ice in the blender…maybe leave out the banana. I need to buy some crushed ice though. All I have are huge ice cubes and my blender does NOT like to crush them. Don’t get me wrong, this was delicious, but I have to continue to experiment…right?

For lunch I had everything but the kitchen sink rice! My rice consisted of long grain brown rice, frozen mixed vegetables, fresh carrots, edamame, cherry tomatoes, a little soy sauce, some curry powder, salt and pepper. I think that’s all that I put in this batch. I really enjoy having a meal like this. I feel like I am getting a little of everything I need.

cell phone picture...not the best



  1. Your iced mocha sounds so good with that peanut butter and cocoa!

  2. I love cold coffee. Yum! You always have the most interesting and healthy meals!

  3. Coffee and peanut butter? I never would have thought to do that!

    I like the way it looks to have all your food in separate corners, but I usually load my plate up too much to keep any distance between my food.