My husband is a coffee junkie, which normally wouldn’t upset me, however he’s not a black coffee junkie, or even a coffee with a little cream and a dash of sugar kind of a junkie… he’s a flavored coffee junkie. His usual is either an iced vanilla latte or some form of blended coffee sweetness. An average vanilla latte has about 250 calories and 35 grams of sugar. An average Frappucino has about 400 – 500 calories and over 50 grams of sugar!!! I’m all about a treat every once in awhile, but this daily habit is not an option for a dietitian’s husband! I got creative and came up with a workable solution. We have smoothies every morning in some way, shape or form. I try to vary the flavors with different fruits and vegetables. We always add a whole food powder for added protein and nutrition. I use Juice Plus Complete because it’s whole food based, non-GMO, and gluten free. I came up with a healthier, yet tasty alternative to my husband’s usual morning beverage. 1 handful greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, swiss chard) – I add greens to every smoothie I make. You can’t taste them and I like to get more bang for my buck! 1 cup ice (more if you like it really thick) 1 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk (You can use Almond Milk or Rice Milk) 4 ounces coffee or 1 -2 shots of espresso (If you make the coffee the night before, you can chill it in the fridge. I actually have a Frappe Maker that brews the coffee right into the blender and then blends it up) 1 scoop Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder Sweet Leaf Vanilla Stevia drops to taste (I don’t particularly like my drinks really sweet, but for my hubbie, the sweater the better, so I add these after.) Enjoy! Now over to you. What ways do you modify your favorite morning cup of Joe? I’d love to read your comments below. Want more fun tips like this? Sign up! Let’s be friends.