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blended coffee | by the skinny confidential

Change Up Your AM Game With Blended Cold Brew

September 16, 2016
Updated: September 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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I’m ok, a little zinged up on caffeine because I had the bright idea to drink this blended coffee at 4 pm today. Currently in bed, watching Seinfeld, curled up with the dogs, chugging ginger tea. A real wild Friday. Just how I like it.

First off, can we just talk about this cup? I feel like you already know about my obsession with this cup if you follow along on Snapchat. This cup is MY FAVORITE CUP EVER. It’s glass, BPA-free, fits in my car’s cup holder, ANDDDD has the perfect size straw opening. None of those plastic-ass, bullshit straws for me. No, no, no. I’m very specific about my straw. Especially excited about this cup because the opening fits my big, reusable straw. Maybe a weird observation, but the bigger the straw, the easier it is for me to drink liquids. So I like to use a silicone straw always, even in my water.

I just drink more water in general with these big straws.

But back to the cup. This cup is one of my favorites. You can’t go wrong. Jessica Alba recommended the cute glass. It’s BPA, phthalates, PVC, lead, & cadmium free. Honestly, I bought it in two colors & I can really say I use them every.single.day. Whether it’s for TSC Pink Detox Drink, blended coffee, a protein shake, green drink, &/or peach iced tea, this cup is key…especially if you have kids.

blended coffee | by the skinny confidential

I am definitely not someone who likes to change up my routine…which can be difficult when traveling. & when I turn into a micromanaging biotch. BUT when I’m home, I’m in a routine, which includes waking up, immediately downing lemon water or a detox drink & then having my coffee.

Coffee could mean iced coffee on the rocks with cinnamon, Bulletproof Coffee, or THIS: BLENDED PUMPKIN PIE SPICED COLD BREW. So good, so easy.

Don’t believe me? Well shit, look at this:

TSC PUMPKIN PIE BLENDED COLD BREW:

Cold brew ( use whatever amount you want! )
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Vanilla Stevia, a few drops
A few dashes of pumpkin pie spice
1 handful of ice

+ directions: pour your cold brew ( I use, like, a cup ) over ice in a blender ( by the way, my favorite blender is the magic Nutribullet– I use it every AM ). Then top off cold brew with unsweetened milk of choice, vanilla Stevia, & pumpkin pie spice. Blend. ENJOY! The ideal buzz really.

Festive for fall, right. No offense to Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, but this is way better. Plus you know exactly what the hell you’re drinking AND it takes like 5 seconds to make.

Officially getting tired. Going to get off the computer. I’m reading the BEST BOOK guys. It’s so juicy. The book is called A Little Thing Called Life & is by Elvis, Bruce Jenner, & David Foster’s ex: Linda Thompson. Highly recommend. I’m almost done with it – it was a quick read but super interesting. Anyone else reading anything good? I’m going to need a new book starting tomorrow.

On that note, happy Friday! Talk soon, lauryn x

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blended coffee | by the skinny confidential

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The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

Peace Out Sugar Filled Pumpkin Spice Lattes…!! Try This Baby Instead:

October 7, 2014
Updated: September 22, 2016
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

Well, well, well, what have we here?

Just a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

I know, I know, pumpkin.

Weird.

I mean every single blogger in the entire universe is posting about pumpkin right now, but I couldn’t not, NOT share tonight’s warm, delicious concoction.

Because NO lie this recipe is so damn festive, so damn easy, & so damn good.

Plus you’ll feel super ‘Fall-ish’ drinking this.

Fall-ish= that autumn-y scene of crispy leaves, trendy plaid scarves with matching navy Hunter boots, homemade thick cranberry sauce, pumpkin patch hay, & casual apple picking ( < um, bucket list ).

So ya, this drink is so totally Fall-ish:

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The whole process takes like 25 seconds of life. It’s really just that simple.

Plus pumpkin has some badass benefits:

+ aids in weight loss

+ protects the skin

+ boosts your mood

+ reduces cholesterol

+ boosts your immune system

I give pumpkin to my chihuahuas ALL the time— dogs LOVE it. Just make sure it’s 100% pumpkin.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

& honestly, I’m really all about these mugs.

If this whole post was about my plaid, festive-ass mugs, I’d be completely satisfied.

They’re just kind amazing in every aspect.

Plus, aren’t they sooo Fall-ish?

xoxo, lauryn

{ Check out some of my other favorite fall-ish recipes: Halloween martinis & dirt cups. YUM }

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The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

The Skinny Confidential shares a skinny pumpkin spice latte.

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

Yummm: Rolled Oats with Homemade “Five Second Jam”

March 11, 2014
Updated: September 29, 2015
by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking. Oatmeal is rad…but I feel like it’s sort of the forgotten breakfast food.

Lately I’ve been reallllllll into rolled oats.

Why?

Because.

Here’s the deal: I’ve noticed that if I wake up & eat an oatmeal break I don’t want carbs at night. Oatmeal gives me that satisfied-I-don’t-need-to-stuff-my-face-with-pasta-and-shit-later feeling.

Ya know?

It’s filling, delicious, & welp, it also happens to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.

Say what?

According to WHFoods.org, “oats are harvested in the fall but are available throughout the year and can add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Now, the latest research suggests they may have another cardio-protective mechanism. Antioxidant compounds unique to oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease”

Don’t be fooled though…make sure you’re buying rolled oats that are non-GMO, gluten-free, MSG free, wheat/dairy free. Trader Joe’s carries this kind & they’re amaze. Check out my latest obsession:

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Ok, so let’s talk about this lil dime of a recipe: I use my favorite berries, a squeeze of lemon, a lil raw honey ( << read more here ), & some cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice to create a jam-like substance. Squish it all together with a fork to make something similar to this mixture.

Then I cook my rolled oats on the stove ( not the microwave, stove. Not a micro-fan, sorry ) in fluoride-free water. Once the oats are cooked a bit ( I like to keep them a little raw instead of cook them ALL the way through ), I add them to my jammy jam. Sprinkle chia seeds on top &…yummmm…OMG…die.

A lil AM party in my mouth.

If you’re a milk person, try adding a little unsweetened almond milk

FYI: just because oats are freaking phenomenal, doesn’t mean to shove the whole bag down your throat— practice portion control & you’re in the safe zone.

How do you eat oatmeal? Any creative tips? Share!

X L

{ More skinny oatmeal recipes found here // here // here }.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

The Sickie, Disgusting Truth About Sugar-Free Coffee Syrups

July 23, 2013
Updated: September 12, 2016
by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Please don’t be that person in line at Starbucks.

You know the person that thinks they’re totally healthy because they order sugar-free syrup in their AM coffee instead of regular, old syrup?

News flash!!!

If you’re trying to keep your weight down ( & wanting to be healthy/sexy ) then sugar-free shit isn’t the way to go. Why? Because:

1.} There are a ton of sick-ass chemicals in fake sweeteners. These fake sweeteners increase ( yes, you heard that correctly, increase ) the appetite. So WTF is the point of sugar-free crap if it increases your appetite? Beats me.

2.} Throw that Equal in the trash! I mean, really. Aspartame is the devil. It’s known to cause seizers & brain tumors.

3.} Sucralose isn’t any better. Those bright, cute colored packages of Splenda? Fail. Big fail. Splenda can enlarge the liver & kidneys while shrinking the thymus gland. Some other fun effects from this nasty chemical? Panic, diarrhea, headaches, bladder problems, & stomach pains. Don’t be fooled by marketing.

And your local coffee shop’s sugar-free syrups most likely contain one or more of the above chemicals. Disgusting, right?!

Tomorrow, when you’re ordering a cup of Joe, try using cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice as an all-natural sweetener. Even better, skip Starbucks and try some cold brew. If you’re DYING for a sugary taste, please do yourself a favor & use organic Stevia ( it’s derived from a plant ) instead. Eat real foods!

I beg, I beg.

Besides sugar-free syrup in your coffee is pretty gross if you really think about it.

xx.L

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Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.

So…You Wanna Lose Some Major LB’s? Add More Protein to Your Diet!

November 6, 2012
Updated: September 29, 2015
by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.

Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.

Since protein is extremely filling I’m always thinking of new ways to sneakily incorporate into my diet. Examples? Adding all-natural 100% Whey powder to my oatmeal, Greek yogurt, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, annnnnddddd…wait for it…my coffee.

Yes. Coffee.

My typical AM routine usually entails grabbing a grande iced coffee with two splashes of soy w/ no sweetener + cinnamon & nutmeg. So when my friend, Lisa, Instagrammed this lil trickaroo [ blending coffee with 1/2 scoop of powder & ice ], I ran as fast possible to the nearest blender. Oh heyyyyy, 14 grams of protein!

You could even get cray & add a few raspberries with a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Delish.

Don’t skimp on protein- it’s muy importante [ eat more eggs, tofu, chicken, meat, powder, nuts, cottage cheese [ << my favie ], tuna fish, &/or beans ]!

Happy voting!

Love.L

P.S. I loveeeee this all natural protein powder too!

Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.

Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.

Lauryn Evarts adds Jayde Nicole's protein powder to coffee to sneak in extra nutrients.