Cafe Mocha Swap

I’m back and out of whatever funk I found myself in the past few months!  I thought I would start off with a quick, easy, and delightfully tasty morning coffee drink.

Did you know if you got a tall (12oz) cafe mocha with 2% milk at Starbucks it would be 290 calories, 13g fat, 34g carbs, and 11g protein.  How about if I told you a simple way to recreate that for 60 calories, 2g fat, 10g carbs, and 2g protein?

Cafe Mocha Swap:

  • 1 cup fresh brewed coffee (I used a breakfast blend k-cup from Costco)
  • 1 packet diet swiss miss hot chocolate mix
  • 1 packet truvia
  • 1 tablespoon coffeemate creamer of your choice (I used Heath flavored)

Mix all the ingredients well and enjoy!  Oh, and you’re welcome for your new favorite breakfast drink :)

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Blueberry Power Muffins

Back last summer I found a great blueberry muffin recipe from the Domesticated Academic.  When I saw that Harris Teeter had blueberries on sale this week I knew that I needed to dig this recipe out and make it again.

I made a few tweaks to the recipe, including cutting it in half (and it still made 8 muffins).

Blueberry Power Muffins:

(adapted from domesticated academic)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 7oz container of Fage plain 2% greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, slightly melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c blueberries

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • coat muffin tins with cooking spray
  • mix all the ingredients together (minus the blueberries) until well combined **this batter is very thick, so I had to add about 1-2 tbsp water to get it to come together
  • fold the blueberries into the batter
  • spoon the batter into the muffin tins
  • bake for 20 minutes until golden brown

These muffins are not super sweet, but they are delicious!  The greek yogurt makes them very filling, which is perfect for a quick breakfast or morning snack.

**Next time I make these I am going to try to completely cut out the sugar and increase the honey a little bit to make up for it.