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Morning perks: five healthy, vegan-friendly coffees to make at home

If your morning wouldn’t be complete without a cup of coffee from your favourite coffee shop, why not try making your own? You could end up beating the baristas at their own game!

Here are five great vegan-friendly recipe ideas that not only taste delicious but are a healthy alternative to shop-bought coffee drinks:

Vegan skinny vanilla late


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ice
  • ½ cup cold coffee
  • ½ cup of coconut and almond milk

Method:

  1. Find your favourite glass
  2. Add the coffee and ice
  3. Pour the almond milk
  4. Enjoy

 

Mocha spinach smoothie


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold black coffee (left in the fridge overnight)
  • 150ml organic almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 chunks spinach, frozen
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Method:

  1. Pour the coffee and milk into a blender.
  2. Add the protein powder, spinach and banana. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a cup and top with chia seeds.

Coffee and banana smoothie


Ingredients:

  • 300ml organic almond milk
  • 125g organic Japanese tofu, drained
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 tbsp. crystallised coconut blossom nectar
  • 3 ice cubes

Method:

  1. Pour the milk into a blender with the tofu, banana, espresso powder, sugar and ice cubes.
  2. Blend until the smoothie is frothy.
  3. Pour into glasses to serve. Why not add some dried banana chips for decoration?

Vegan Café au Lait


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashew milk, hot
  • 1 heaped tsp. high quality instant coffee
  • Vegan sweetener, such as stevia

Method:

  1. Add the coffee to the cup of hot milk and stir well.
  2. Add some sweetener to your liking if required.

Caramel Frappe


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cold black coffee (left in the fridge overnight)
  • 3 ice cubes made from organic almond milk
  • Nutri-Nick Caramel Stevia Drops

Method:

  1. In a blender, blend the coffee with the ice cubes and a few dashes of caramel.
  2. Pour into a glass or cup. Add more caramel to make it even more indulgent.

We hope you have a go at making a couple of these coffee drinks during Coffee Week! Why not make a nutritious treat such as vegan nutty chocolate brownies or vegan cranberry and almond breakfast bars to go with them, too?

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