The following recipe is for my 16oz Healthy Beach Body Vanilla Latte:
- 4 oz. of brewed coffee or just use a Starbucks Via* (I use decaf in the afternoon)
- 4 oz. of 1% fat milk or SoDelicious Coconut milk, whatever is your favorite.
- Sweetener, as a substitute for Agave, I suggest Monk Fruit in the Raw, Stevia or Xylitol. Just follow the directions on the label, they all have different levels of sweetness.
- 1 teaspoon+ of vanilla extract
In a Blender bottle, add the coffee, sweetener, vanilla extract and milk of choice. Fill a 16 oz. glass with approximately 8 ounces of ice, and pour the sweetened coffee into the glass.
*If you use the Starbucks Via, just use 4 ounces of cold water
Calories: Range of 50 calories up to 100 calories-all dependent on the type of milk you use. I used So Delicious Coconut Almond Milk blend and it’s only 25 calories for 4 ounces.
Sugar: 5 grams (from the milk) which is a smidge more than 1 teaspoon.
Sweetener used: Choose your personal favorite. I used Monk Fruit in the Raw which is a 0 calorie sweetener made from Monk Fruit.
Compared to a typical Iced Vanilla Latte at a coffee shop:
Sugar: 36 grams or 9 teaspoons