By Madeleine Ignon | September 27, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

In keeping with the theme of I-can-probably-make-it-better-and-healthier-at-home (see: Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt), I decided to embark on new, sacred territory: Coffee territory. Instead of getting a fancy iced and/or blended coffee beverage for upwards of $4 this morning, I thought, why don’t I make my own? Who needs the extra sugar that those coffee chains put in that mystery mixture anyway? I drink it, but I don’t necessarily trust it.

This is definitely The Coffee Blended, Gone Hippie; but it turned out pretty delicious. And it got the sweet caffeine-jolt job done. So if you need a little help waking up this morning, try out this coffee breakfast shake on for size.

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

For more information about Coffee, check out these links:

Bizarre Food Facts: 10 Little Known Facts about Coffee

Seeing Red: The Best Cappuccino in Harlem

How to Brew The Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Haitian Coffee is back on the Map

  • 1 cup strong, freshly brewed/drip coffee, or one shot espresso
  • 3/4 cup lowfat or whole milk
  • 3 tbsp chocolate-flavored hemp powder(I got mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • handful crushed ice


Blend all ingredients together in a blender and enjoy!

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