Sometimes, even though I work in a gym, I just can’t get my workout in. Let’s face it, after a day of working with clients there are times I just want to get home. I try to get something in everyday whether it be weight training or cardio, so easy at home workouts are always welcome. I found this quick circuit to be quite effective and perfect for using I at home in the evening just so I know that I did something productive during the day.
Doing this little circuit three to four times is honestly a great series of exercises that really targets your core area, as well as touching on your legs, chest and arms. Even with several round of the exercises, you can knock out a productive workout in under 30 minutes.
There are times after a workout, I love to treat myself (with healthy options of course).
I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, but thanks to the many influences I have at work, Iced Coffee has become a most enjoyable treat for me. Unfortunately with the syrups and additives in a commercial iced drink, they really aren’t that healthy, even if they are “light”. While playing in the kitchen last weekend, I put together my own Iced Coffee drink that totally skips on the calories as well as the corn syrup additives, AND it tastes wonderful!
3 cups brewed coffee (I brew two K-cups on the largest setting), chilled
1 cup organic skim milk
2 Tablespoons Organic Vanilla Extract (make sure it is Corn Syrup free)
1-2 Tablespoons Stevia (depending on how sweet you like your drink)
Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
Making your coffee:
Whisk together the coffee, milk, vanilla and stevia. Pour over ice and top with the whipped cream. You can garnish your drink with any flavor from cinnamon to grated dark chocolate (just a touch). One thing I liked about making this at home is that you can change-up the vanilla flavoring with Caramel, Hazelnut, or Vanilla Butter & Nut extracts which is absolutely fabulous, or instead of plain coffee you can make it with scrumptious Godiva Chocolate laced coffee.
I love these iced drinks as they make a wonderful dessert or serve up oh-so-pretty for company.
This skinny iced coffee really does taste great, and with 55 calories, 1 gram fat, 0 sodium and o sugar you have a much better product than Starbuck’s version with 20 grams of sugar or Dunkin Donuts version with 25 mg of sodium and laced with high-fructose corn syrup!