of our 2011 Project 52*
(*give or take a week here and there for vacations)
This month's theme is...water!
I take my chocolate syrup with a splash of coffee and soy milk. At the start of my coffee journey, I only needed a small cup, but as of late, nothing less than a Venti size would work for me. I loved every single drop. So much so, that when I decided to switch to a healthier lifestyle, this was the last thing I could give up.
Don't get me wrong. I agree that coffee has its benefits. My problem was that I could not take it without the mocha/chocolate fix. And, that's where the jiggles/love handles came from.
16 weeks without coffee. It was not easy. It is still not easy. A whiff of the perfectly blended mocha from my local coffee shop still affects me. I know that if I take a sip I would go back to my daily Venti concoction.
How did I let go? I started with going down to the next smaller size. I sipped that baby down to the last drop.
Then, I tried to do the skinny mocha. Honey, who was I kidding? Plus the sugar-free syrup just did not agree with me.
I went down to the smallest size available, and switched to a version with less fat - the latte. It wasn't the same.
The good part was that I could re-create it on my own with ingredients available from any grocery.
black or breakfast blend black tea
8 oz hot water
4 oz cold water
2 packets of splenda or truvia
It is about 1/3 the calories of a soy mocha. I still get my caffeine fix in the morning, and the iced version works for the warmer summer months.
It's cheap at less than $1 for at least 30 oz. or more. But going back to the photography project of the week...
I snapped these pictures as I lounged in our backyard reading the latest from my author of the week.
I wanted to capture the condensation on my mason jar/iced tea container of choice. I love watching the process take place as I add ice to a warm beverage. That, and watching our pup Friday do his daily 400 meter relay on our backyard.
Happy weekend, folks! If you haven't joined our $100 gift card giveaway courtesy of Dreyers - you can join here. You can't say we didn't tell ya!