Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Low Carb Iced Coffee Recipe

Low Carb Diet's Won't Always Appease Sugary Cravings
The hardest thing with following low-carb diets is facing the terrible cravings for "sweet" tastes. Being forced to focus on meats and vegetables isn't always a bad thing, but it's hard to satisfy sugar cravings from these foods.
Thus, I've devised an excellent recipe to follow that will create a low carb iced coffee drink that won't make your belly grow wider a few inches. It's high in protein and low in carbs. The greatest thing about it is you can drink it without any guilt - satisfying the sweet tooth without ruining your diet.
Ingredients Required to Create The Low Carb Iced Coffee
You will require:
  • Shaker bottle
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp Whipping cream (37%)
  • ~2 cups of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 - 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate whey protein
  • 2 Stevia packets (it's a natural sweetener derived from plants, with no carbs)
  • Optional: Starbuck's carb-free caramel syrup (I don't usually use it, but it'll make it taste more Frap-like)
"Cooking" Directions
Step 1: Fill your shaker bottle almost to the top with ice cubes.
Step 2: Pour coffee into the shaker bottle until it is an inch or two from the top, and then put 2 table spoons of whipping cream
Step 3: Add 1 - 2 scoops of protein powder, and then 2 packets of Stevia.
Step 4: Mix up the concoction with your trusty shaker bottle, and let it sit for 3 - 5 minutes (the whey protein will taste better after a few minutes). Add caramel syrup if you want to.
Compare to a Starbuck's Frap
Nate's Iced Frap (1 scoop protein powder): 240 calories, 2g carbs, 25g protein
Starbuck's Regular (Grande) Caramel Frap: 270 calories, 53g carbs (Eek!), 3g protein
Avoid Regular Starbuck's Frap's
As you can see, this is a much better alternative to a regular Starbuck's Frappuccino. You won't get a huge insulin spike, and you'll get a healthy dose of protein to feed your muscles.
To those of you that aren't aware, the "insulin spike" that I speak of is what causes most people's fat gain. This is why it is imperative that one doesn't consume too many carbs unless they know they can work it off through physical activity. Thus, I am definitely going to be using this recipe quite often in order to smash the craving, while keeping off the pounds.

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