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This was my Mother’s Day evening pick-me-up drink.   It’s quick and easy, and you can make it with any coffee you might have left over.  

Iced Coffee Smoothie

1 1/2 cups brewed coffee, frozen (can freeze in ice trays if you wish)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 handful of ice
1/4 cup of almond milk

Place frozen coffee in blender, add sugar and stir a little, allowing time for the sugar to dissolve.   Add ice and almond milk; blend.  Pour into glass and top with carob chips or chocolate shavings.

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Mood Mug is sleepy waiting on coffee . . . me, too. Yawn.

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I had serious issues with waking up this morning.  I didn’t even have enough energy to make coffee until I was awake for an hour. 

Today’s omelet was ok — made with green bell pepper, mushrooms, red onion, three eggs whites and one yolk.   I think I used a little bit too much olive oil to saute the vegetables, and that seemed to be a dominant flavor (frown).   I also had two cups of coffee with a bit of skim milk and a tablespoon of raw sugar per cup. And that java was yummy, as always.

Probably my toughest challenge so far in this diet revitalization has been what to do about sugar.  I don’t eat much sugar anyway, unless I’m also eating a very fattening food that contains it, but I wasn’t sure if I could eliminate it altogether.   I decided to err on the side of moderation rather than abstinence.   I also decided to eliminate the artificial sweeteners in my life.  I’m still working on that one, as I have a glass or two of diet coke each day.  The plan is that next week I will switch to iced tea, and that I can drink unsweetened. 

I also read a bit about sweeteners and bought some agave nectar.  I just put a dab on my finger and even though it is purported to be sweeter than sugar, it seemed only mildly sweet to me.  Maybe brands differ.  I haven’t discovered a use for the agave nectar yet – do I have the nerve to put it in my coffee?  Eep!  Maybe I will try that this week, maybe tomorrow.  Not today.  I am loving my coffee far too much today.  

All of the sweeteners I have on hand now are honey, molasses (waves to my dad’s family LOL – omg don’t get me started), agave nectar, and raw sugar.  Has anyone used agave nectar?

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