Happy December Lovelies!
Today we’re talking about one my favorite things in this whole wide world: coffee. During the colder months I like to change up my morning coffee routine and add some creamer. There is just something so comforting about a hot, creamy cup of coffee on a chilly winter morning. Usually I like to add almond, soy, or coconut milk as my creamer but I have been traveling a lot lately and it’s not easy to constantly have one of those on hand.
So, I did some experimenting and found a way to create my own healthy travel-friendly dry coffee creamer. I know many people will be traveling for the holidays so I thought I would share this quick little “How To” in case you want to try it for your next trip.
I actually made this specific batch last week when I was traveling to a tiny town in Mississippi and I knew my options would be limited. I packed it beside the baggie of stevia packets that permanently lives in my purse.
What You Need:
~1-2 Scoops protein powder. Mine is the Vanilla Nutribiotic
~1-2 Packets of Stevia
~ 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (You can add more or less depending on what you prefer)
You just pour the ingredients into a travel size baggie and shake, shake, SHAKE! Make sure it’s closed all the way before shaking. I learned the hard way.
It should look something like this:
Tip: I have found the best way to mix this into coffee is to add the creamer to your cup first with a little bit of coffee. Then, with a fork mix in the creamer really well. Add the rest of your coffee to the cup and enjoy! If you are at a coffee shop you can also ask the barista to add a splash of soy milk, which will help the creamer more easily blend.
Essentially the protein powder and stevia are the base for your creamer but you can add in whatever flavorings your like.
Here are some other flavor combinations I want to try:
Peppermint Mocha: Chocolate protein powder, stevia, cocoa, crushed all-natural peppermint sticks.
Flavor Of Fall: Vanilla protein powder, stevia, nutmeg, and cinnamon
Chai: Vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, allspice, and clove.
White Chocolate Mocha: Protein powder, cocoa, stevia, natural white chocolate chips (I found some at Trader Joe’s)
Peanut Butter Cup: Chocolate protein powder, cocoa, stevia, and PB2
Let me know if you have any other flavor ideas in the comments below or tweet me @imperfectperla
Have a great day!