Iced Vanilla Protein Latte (Sugar Free)

Invariably, I make a pot of freshly brewed coffee in the morning aiming for the exact correct number of cups we'll want yet end up with some small amount left over. I have many uses for it, like making ice cubes, making extra Bulletproof Coffee and keeping in the fridge for later, or even just letting it sit there until it gets cold and drinking it that way. On this day though, I decided a "Protein Latte" was in order. Pretty simple but the steps kinda matter in order to preserve nutrients so here you go..

Iced Vanilla Protein Latte (Sugar Free)
Makes 1

8 ounces coffee (hot, warm or cold)
1-2 teaspoons Birch Xylitol (I like Xyla) or your favorite no sugar sweetener
1 scoop Natural Stacks Natural Protein Powder in Madagascar Vanilla Bean (or your favorite healthy plain vanilla protein powder, with no added sugar)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons organic raw cream from pasture-raised cows (or organic cream from pasture-raised cows if you can't get raw)

Pour the *warm or *hot coffee into a blender and add the birch xylitol sweetener. Blend until it dissolves. *If your coffee is already cold, you will need to warm it enough so the xylitol will melt/dissolve.

Next, add a few ice cubes to the blender of warm/hot coffee and blend to cool it down. This is important so you preserve the nutrients in the whey protein powder and more importantly in the raw cream. It's no longer raw, if it gets heated.

Now add the remaining ingredients and blend until frothy. Serve over ice cubes.

Do you want to take this to the "next level" in health? Try blending in a Tablespoon of Natural Stacks Prebiotic+ to the finished (cold) mixture. This is the "food" that your good gut bacteria likes to eat. Getting a fair amount of natural probiotics from foods we eat (like yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, etc)  is fairly simple but feeding those good gut bacteria with prebiotics can be more challenging. I like Prebiotic+ because it's all natural and it's easy to get into my diet.

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  2. Finally making my lazy butt over here to admire these finger-huggable cuties <3 Love these. But also loved reading about your favorite snacks — mine are pretty much the same �� And gosh so many dates to try, so little time! I wish I could say I've tasted them all, but sadly I'm mostly a medjool kind of girl (or occasionally whatever dates I can find at the store at a pinch �� ), but you just inspired me to get more adventurous. I also absolutely adore your coconut milk coating — I love using it for that too, only I wish I could work with powdered sugar — would make everything soooo much easier hehe. Anyhow, I love your super creative ghosties. Beautiful recipe!