David starts preschool in a little over a week, and as excited as I am about him starting school, I am dreading the early wake up. School doesn’t start til 9am, so my old teacher self laughs at the notion of 9 being early—I mean, c’mon, I used to get up at 5:30 to be in my classroom at 7am! But for any of you who have ever tried to get a 3 year old ready in the morning, you will know that it does not happen quickly. Add a 4 month old to the mix and you’ve really got a party. We are not morning people in our house—today David slept in til 9:45, and we finished breakfast at 11:30—this is going to be a tough transition for all of us!
^^^ I am going to miss these summer days!
As many of us are starting new routines in the coming days, even if it is just adjusting after a long weekend, I know that a pick me up can be very necessary! So I’ve concocted a Coffee Date—a make at home frappuccino like drink that you can put together faster than you can say drive through. Almost. Instant espresso, sweet dates, protein packed hemp seeds—you could almost make this your whole breakfast! In fact, to really make it a meal, it’s tasty with a banana blended in if you are so inclined.
So, slap on some concealer and blend up one of these quick drinks and you’ll hardly notice that you’ve said goodbye to the lazy mornings of summer!
^^^ hardly is the key word—you’ll still miss summer a little bit!
Coffee Date, makes 1 venti drink
1-2 heaping teaspoons instant espresso powder (the difference between a single or double shot—I stick to 1, but I’m not a big caffeine person!)
1 ½ c non dairy milk (make it soy for added protein)
1 heaping c ice cubes
½ t vanilla
3 soft medjool dates
1-2 T hemp seeds
dash of cinnamon
Add all ingredients to your blender and blend! Pour into your favorite to go thermos and grab on your way out the door. This is fast to make, but you didn’t think you’d actually have time to sit down for breakfast did you?
^^^ blend and serve!
^^^ Thank goodness for this cute face—he makes waking up a little easier, especially at 4am!
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