We’re currently on a paleo diet, meaning we’re not eating flours, starches, sugars… basically anything non-meat/fruit/vegetable. One thing I totally miss being on this diet is blended coffee drinks- but they are FULL of sugar and fat, so I decided to make my own at home with some Seattle’s Best Coffee and Chocolate Almond milk while I browsed the Red Cup Challenge boards on Pinterest to find some great coffee ideas!
This summer, the Next Food Network Star from last season, Jeff Mauro, is heading around to county fairs looking for the tastiest drinks YOU have made with Seattle’s Best Coffees. Not only can you enter to win, but you can get inspired to make your own delicious drinks from the tons of wonderful ideas you can find with hashtag #redcupshowdown on Pinterest.
See more from my shopping trip on my g+ post here. I ended up choosing the level 5 brew- dark and intense. I like my coffee with a serious kick!
Now, let’s get started. My recipe is pretty darn easy. Like, three ingredients. Yea… I am really thinking out of the box here. But what can I say, food should taste good without a ton of work!
First, brew your coffee. Let it cool slightly (or you can use the leftover coffee from your morning pot). Fill a glass half full with ice, and then half full of coffee. Then top with chocolate almond milk, and blend.
Blend until completely smooth, and stir in honey if needed for a little extra sweetness.
I love to serve my drinks in fun cups- and today I picked some adorable mason jars with flower lids and some gorgeous paper straws. Such a fun treat for an afternoon pick me up on a HOT day!
Want to play with coffee and concoct a drink of your own? Or have a favorite to share? Now it’s your turn– enter Seattle’s Best Red Cup Showdown for your chance to win a trip to New York City and $10,000 among other things.
You can enter one of two ways: either through Facebook, or at a local State Fair in several locations. To enter via Facebook, simply “like” the Seattle’s Best Facebook page and a video with celebrity chef Jeff Mauro will explain the details.
Click “ENTER”, and you’ll be taken to a form to fill out the name of your drink, give a quick story/background, add a photo, enter ingredients, list instructions, and enter your personal information. A quick few minutes and you are on your way to Red Cup glory!
So get over to Walmart to pick up some Seattle’s Best and start mixing! I want to see YOUR recipe… link ’em up below!
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