Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

I don't know about you, but I used to LOVE chocolate covered coffee beans from Starbucks. They also used to carry the chocolate covered cherries too, but the coffee beans gave you that bonus buzz that nothing (but their coffee) could compare to. I rarely drink coffee, but today I got an overwhelming craving for those dang coffee beans. Was it the sweetness of the chocolate, the bitterness of the coffee bean or the rush that I wanted? No matter, I whipped me up a little chocolate covered coffee bean of my own... sort of.

Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Shake

1 serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Myoplex Lite)
1 1/2 tsp. of decaffeinated instant coffee crystals
4 oz. cold bottled water
4 oz. almond milk
1 oz. dark chocolate (I used Raw Dark Cacao)
Ice Cubes (I used about 6)

In blender, combine all ingredients, blend on high and enjoy. I used my Magic Bullet (cuz I love it) and it turned out amazing. It was almost like the ice made the cacao break into pieces so when I drank the shake I got to chew on those little bitter chocolate pieces. Mixed with the sweetness of the vanilla flavored Myoplex and the kick from the protein, it was almost as if I was enjoying those chocolate covered coffee beans right then and there! Yep, it was pretty freakin great! I hope you all enjoy one!

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