Attention Coffee Lovers: The Jarvesso (Dairy-free option)

People who know me know that I am a big coffee fan; however, now that summer is here, it is often too hot to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee; it is just too much and I find myself overheating! I don’t mind iced coffee every now and then but the ones you buy from coffee shops are typically far too weak (for my taste) by the time the ice melts or sometimes they come sweetened, which we know is a no-no if we want to stay on plan! If only there was an on-plan, ice-cold, strong-coffee-flavoured drink, with enough punch to satisfy my cravings on a hot summer day…introducing the Jarvesso!

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“Looks like an ice coffee” you say. It is, but the Jarvesso is so much better. This is one drink you HAVE to try and here is how to do it:

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Start with a double espresso
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Fill a mason jar or your favorite mug full of ice…

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Pour espresso over the ice and add cream (if you prefer) and sweetener to taste (again, only if you prefer) – see the link for THM Stevia (Canadians) or THM Stevia (Americans) NOTE: for a dairy-free version of this, toss the double espresso into a blender with a sprinkle of Xanthan Gum (~1% by volume or ~1/8tsp) for a creamy texture – careful not to add too much or it will thicken too much. Pour blended espresso onto the ice!

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So now you can enjoy this amazing, profoundly simple coffee substitute on those hot summer days!

Ok, so where does the name come from? It is from a friend of mine, James Jarvis, a fellow java enthusiast. He came up with the drink and was tired of explaining what he wanted at his local coffee shops, so he coined the name Jarvesso and it stuck!

For Canadians who love their Timmies, ask for a Jarvesso at your local Tim Hortons! When they look at you funny, say “medium cup of ice, double espresso, one cream” – they will catch on immediately. The best part is that it is only $1.50; cheaper than a medium coffee! If you enjoy the drink, “Like”, “Share” and hashtag #timhortons #jarvesso and hopefully they add it to the menu if we make it a “thing”!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think by commenting below.

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Trimmaccino – London Fog (S)

Three words….”Trimmaccino – London Fog”

I don’t know about any of you, but I used to love going out to little coffee shops for a good latte on a cold evening or just any time of the year. One of my favorites was the London Fog. Unfortunately, most lattes…okay all lattes are sweetened. Sweetened with sugar.

Normally the Trimmaccino is referenced with coffee and I have had my coffee many times the “Trimmaccino” way and I absolutely love it and suggest you go try it if you like a good great creamy coffee!

But…what do I do about my latte cravings??

Sometimes I get bright ideas and tonight I had a brilliant one. Why not try making a latte using the Trimmaccino ingredients. I have made lattes at home before with steamed milk and sugar, before THM…so what’s stopping me from trying a new experiment!

Out came the butter. Out came the Coconut oil. Out came the tea.
Out came the Blender. Out came the Stevia.

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It wasn’t too much longer before I had my London Fog in hand, sipping on the delight, foam and all. Of course, with a small little snack to go along with it. (you only see one cookie…there may have been another one…)

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Needless to say, I was happy I attempted this little experiment! I no longer have to search for a way to satisfy my latte craving!

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  • 1 recipe of Trimmaccino
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags steeped in 12oz boiling water (or what ever type of tea you would like to lattefy)
  • Stevia to taste
  • Vanilla

If you opt to make this the light version as per trimmaccino recipe, using only 1 tsp of butter/oil, it can be used for an E of FP setting.

Thankfully, due to Pearl and Serene’s hard work they found a way to make creamy coffee and creamy lattes possible. If you like lattes you will like this!

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Iced Coffee – FP

It is Winter time here in Sarnia, ON but I don’t mind a nice cold glass of iced coffee every now and then if I do say so myself! And there is nothing wrong with making it feel like spring is almost here even in the dead of winter 🙂IMG_5262

As I sat down for my quick leftover dish of Satisfying Cabbage & Beef for lunch, I wanted some coffee to drink along with it but I wasn’t wanting it hot. So out with the blender and ice…

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In the Cuisinart small cup I mixed:

  • Half unsweetened almond milk
  • Half leftover coffee from this morning
  • A bit of water if you want to fill the cup or use less almond milk
  • 1/4 scoop of THM Whey Protein Powder (1/4 because I already had enough protein in my lunch)
  • 1 doonk Stevia extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Splash of Vanilla
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Blend for a few seconds and then pour over a glass full of ice:IMG_5249

This is one of my favorite drinks – the creamy, coffee, chiller. It makes me happy and it is so easy to make. Even better it is THM friendly. You have your protein, no sugar and it tastes delicious…even in the Winter.

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