It’s been a while and I’ve kind of fallen of the routine had set in place for this blog. My apologies to anyone who’s been following me along my coffee journey. It’s been a struggle of a month.
There are a couple reasons why I haven’t been around and why I never made a set schedule for my blog post even though I should:
1- I’ve never really hidden my depression and anxiety problems but I don’t talk about it much, not even with friends and family. Sometimes I talk to my boyfriend about it but other than that, I’ve come accustomed to sitting back and riding it out. Sometimes it gets me for a while and I just have to wait it out so that’s partly why I haven’t been around.
2- I also got a second job and just got settled into it! Which is exciting but a lot to take on because in the next couple of weeks my last semester of undergrad will be starting.
3- Because I’m a student and have two jobs, I’m not just figuring out coffee but I’m also figuring out my life–so honestly I’m a mess. I’ll have my life together eventually but for now, I’m not going to bullshit anyone on that.
Now! Onto the Homemade Coffee that can perk me up on those rare days off: Smoothies!
There are days that I get up earlier than normal, or mornings that I just have some extra time on my hands and am craving something sweet first thing—so I make myself a coffee enriched smoothie. I love smoothies and I love coffee so one morning, I looked around the kitchen and made my own concoction, similar to a Frappuccino at Starbucks.
Sometimes I change up the amounts depending on how I feel. However, this is pretty much how much of each ingredient I use:
½ cup milk
1 frozen banana
2-3 teaspoons of oatmeal
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 cup of cold coffee
Directions: Add ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
After pouring it out into the mug of your choosing, I normally add whipped cream and chocolate syrup, however if you’re trying to be healthy—it tastes just as great without it.
Rather than having cold coffee and ice, you could also freeze the coffee beforehand. I haven’t done that yet, because I normally brew a pitcher of cold brew coffee when I want my coffee cold (and when I stop myself from going to get iced coffee at a coffee shop).