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Monday, June 13, 2011

Manic Monday: Snack Time!

Here is a recipe from the South Beach Diet to give you a quick afternoon pick me up!


Iced Vanilla Coffee Milk

Prep time: 15 minutes | Serves: 4 (1-cup)


Whipped topping turns this coffee milk into a satisfying, rich-tasting dessert. The cinnamon stick stirrer adds a light spiced flavor. You can also sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top, if you like. (Phase 1)


  • 3 cups strongly brewed decaffeinated coffee, chilled
  • 1 cup fat-free or 1% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons granular sugar substitute
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup fat-free or light whipped topping
  • Pinch ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Nutritional Information:

50 calories
0 g fat (0 g sat)
6 g carbohydrate
2 g protein
0 g fiber
45 mg sodium


  1. In a pitcher, combine coffee, milk, vanilla, and sugar substitute; stir well. Fill 4 (10-ounce) glasses with ice. Pour coffee mixture over ice. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping into each glass.
  2. Stir gently so that some topping mixes with coffee and some remains at the top of the glass. Garnish each with a pinch of ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick, if using.

And my version!

1 Keurig K-cup in 'Donut Shop Decaf' - Decaf is important! Caffeinated drinks increase cravings!
1/2 cup of 1% milk
3 packets of Splenda
2 teaspoons Pampered Chef Pure Vanilla
Ice Cubes
Two swirls of redi-whip
Cinnamon doping- Cinnamon is important! Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar!

Brew your K-cup, mix with ice to get cold.
Add milk, sugar substitute, vanilla, and ice.
Swirl whip topping on top and add cinnamon sprinkles. Add cinnamon stick, if desired.

*Remember, this isn't Starbucks! This is a diet drink!


  1. YUM!! I'll have to try it! Thanks!!!

  2. Hope you like this "diet" version, Lizz!

  3. Yupp, diet is a new word in my vocab. And I'm re-learning 'workout'

  4. Well, lets call it a "healthy lifestyle" instead of Diet. "Diet" is so..... permanent, so....restrictive, so.....easy to fail! Let me know if you have any questions, or need encouragement!