Saturday, September 15, 2012

Homemade Low-Cal Snickers Mocha

1/2 cup Strong Coffee or 2 shots espresso
1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (can use regular milk)
1 T Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (I usually put in a little more than that though...)
2 T Torani Sugar Free Hazelnut
2 T Torani Sugar Free Caramel
~2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients together & enjoy!

110 calories (1/3 of calories in coffee shop version!)

Even though the Torani syrups aren't a staple item so you'll likely have to go out and buy them, they are SO worth it! They last forever as you don't need much to sweeten a drink, and you can use them in other drinks like steamers (steamed/heated milk + flavoring), hot chocolate, or coffee.  The great part is that the Sugar Free flavorings are sweetened with Splenda and 0 calories!  Definitely a good choice over creamer in coffee!  I'll be posting more recipes with these 2 syrups in particular, too if you're looking for things to use them for. :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats (not quick oats) 
1/2 Apple, diced
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (can use any type of milk)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 T. Sugar in the Raw

Mix all ingredients in bowl & cover.  Refrigerate overnight.  Heat in microwave, stirring in additional milk and sugar if necessary. 

Approximately 250 calories 

Tomorrow is my first day back at school so I wanted to have breakfast all ready to go. Overnight Oats seemed like a quick, yummy option, and adding apples & cinnamon = perfect for fall!