Hi friends — it’s been so gorgeous over here lately. I hope you can say the same wherever you are! Now that the warm weather is here, I have started craving my usual iced coffee with soy milk again. I have to say – the winter is easy for me to nix the caffeine because I don’t like hot coffee (though I do love lattes). And yes, I know you can enjoy coffee while pregnant, but I just choose to not have it as much. I’ve caved a couple times and grabbed decaf, but other than that, I’ve been good. Less coffee also leaves me with more money in my pocket, so that’s a plus.
I did concoct this interesting iced cinnamon spice milk one day and since then have been loving it as a “iced coffee substitute.” Almond milk has been my go-to source for calcium this pregnancy. Just one cup has at least 40% of my daily recommended intake. It also features dates, which are notorious for providing the body with energy (so hey, kinda like that caffeine boost?)
Pregnant or not, it’s creamy and refreshing and easy to make during these warm weather days. If you want to try, here’s the recipe!
You will need:
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 6 pitted dates
- Dash of cinnamon
- In a blender, add almond milk, dates, and cinnamon. Let it blend for about a minute or so – this way the dates really break down.
- Using a strainer over another cup/bowl, strain to remaining date pulp out and then serve milk over ice.
Simple, sweet, and great for some extra energy and calcium. I’m a fan!
I hope you enjoy the day. xx bianca