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I like to call this my energizing iced coffee recipe because it is a great afternoon pick me up!
After posting this article on the truth about coffee for your health, I had some questions about my favorite way to drink coffee and favorite recipes.
For the most part, I am very old school with coffee. I have a cup of black coffee in the mornings with a little cinnamon.
It is my favorite way to enjoy it and really helps my mornings start out right.
Sometimes, on those LONG afternoons that drag, you need a fun little pick me up. This drink is the answer!
PIN THIS: Energizing Iced Coffee Recipe
- 8 oz strong black coffee
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp almond creamer
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup of ice
- Fill a large cup (18-20 oz) with ice .
- Pour coffee over ice, then add in creamer, honey, and almond milk.
- Stir until everything is incorporated.
- Enjoy with a straw!
Chemist Tips on Energizing Coffee
After publishing this post on the health benefits of coffee, some readers asked me what type of coffee to use?
It’s true that many coffee brands are heavily processed, so you can always stick with an organic or fair-trade labeled coffee to ensure you are using something more natural.
Cinnamon in Coffee
Cinnamon is a really great addition for coffee. Not only does cinnamon have fantastic health benefits (read all of them in this post), but it also plays a role curbing blood sugar when you drink coffee. Like I mention in this post about cinnamon, NPR mentions in this article it does matter what type of cinnamon.
Ceylon cinnamon comes straight from the cinnamon bark and contains the important health benefits.
Cinnamon also enhances coffee flavor for an added boost.
Adding a small of honey to coffee is a great source of energy without too much added sugar. In this article we posted about honey, it has some great natural health benefits plus some unique chemicals that make it a good sweetener to use.
Honey is one of my favorite additions to drinks for an energy boost.
One of my favorite dairy-free creamers is Silk almond creamer. It has a a great list of ingredients. So many dairy-free creamers have added fillers and sweeteners, but this brand has a great option!
This creamer isn’t as sweet as regular, so you can add up to 2 tsp per drink.
Almond milk is always my favorite addition for drinks. It adds a great flavor and creaminess!