Girl about Town: Hot Drinks for Cold Days
I am not overweight. I’ve really never had a weight problem, but since I’ve worked for HMR, I’ve lost a little weight and have become more fit. I do my best to eat right and exercise (sometimes I do better at this and other times, not so great). The point is that I practice balance in my life by eating healthy most of the time and looking for opportunities to exercise when I can, because I know there will be those times when the scales are tipped the other way.
One of the ways I balance calories is by using HMR Shakes as a meal “replacement.” All summer long, when it’s too hot to cook or I just want something cold and refreshing, I’ll happily blend up a fruit smoothie or make a shake with a no-calorie add-in (like DaVinci Gourmet® Syrups or Jell-o® pudding mixes). However, in these colder months, I haven’t been as excited to have an icy cold beverage.
Enter hot drinks. By making a shake hot, I have something filling and delicious that makes me feel warm and cozy. Here are a couple of my favorite recipes:
1 HMR Chocolate Shake
8 oz. hot coffee (or instant coffee mix with 8 oz. hot water)
Blend until mixed (about 10 seconds)
Note: If you’re using HMR 70 Plus, we recommend using warm, not hot water because it mixes better.
Chai Tea Latte
1 HMR Vanilla Shake
8-10 oz. chai tea (made with hot water and chai tea bag)
Note: I steep it for 3-4 minutes before blending it because I like it to be really flavorful
Blend until mixed thoroughly (about 10 seconds)
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
1 HMR Chocolate Shake
8-10 oz. hot water
1 drop of peppermint extract (Tip: This extract is super potent, so it helps to control how much you add by pouring the drop onto a spoon first and then adding to the blender – you can always add more, but you can’t go back!)
1 tsp. cocoa powder, optional
Do you have a hot shake recipe that you like to make when the cold winds blow?
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