It’s hard to believe that the month of August is flying by, and I’m still on an emotional high from spending a Saturday in July with some of you incredible humans!
Picture the scene, 35 of us in the perfectly lit downtown Cleveland Studio of Harness Cycle for a spin class, where we rocked it out on a bike for 45 minutes, followed by whipping up a huge batch of frothy coffee. I usually make my own coffee, but my friends at Pour Cleveland were kind enough to hook us up with a ton of their cold brew for the workshop, and it is SOOOOO good. I added my favorite Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, some cinnamon, and nut milk! It was a cool moment to pour up a glass for everyone and gather around and chat a little bit about food, why we move our bodies, and why I just refuse to give up wine on a patio!
If you want to know how I make my own, I’ll share the method below, it’s very easy!
& since I get messages often asking how I make this, what I put in it, I’m going to walk you through it step by step! It’s easy peasy, friends! Let’s get to it!
this blog is done in partnership with Vital Proteins. All recipes, thoughts, and opinions are my own!
#thatswhatshepours Frothy Coffee
1. The night before, scoop 3 heaping tablespoons of coffee into a French press. You can find one at most stores like target, or online at amazon, for around $20. If you’re fancy, feel free to use a flavored coffee. I alternated between a s’more flavor, and a coconut flavor all last summer, and it made this drink even better! Plain coffee is also great! Cover grounds with water, and allow to sit out overnight, this gives the coffee time to “cold brew”-which is beneficial if you have a sensitive stomach. Cold Brew is less acidic than drip coffee.
2. The next morning, all you have to do is push the lid down on the French Press, separating the grounds from the liquid, and you have Cold Brew ready to go! 3. In a blender, combine 2 Cups Cold Brew Coffee with 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 2 scoops of Vital Proteins Vanilla & Coconut Water Collagen Whey. You can also use the unflavored collagen peptides as well!
I love this protein blend because there aren’t any weird additives, it has whey protein for fuel, collagen for gut health and hair, skin, nail health, and you can actually see the tiny flecks of vanilla bean running through the powder. It’s darn good stuff.
4. Blend all ingredients on low until combined, 30 seconds or less. To make the coffee frothy, kick the blender speed all the way up to high, this pushes air into the liquid and gives the collagen a moment to “bloom”. If you’re not a fan of the “froth”, just pour over ice after all is combined on low! You could also blend the ice right into the drink for a more “frappe” feel, but I just pour the goods into a glass full of ice, pick a fun song, and start my day! Cheers!
My favorite part of the class was getting to meet ya’ll, hearing your stories, sharing a juice, and truly walking out feeling like we made a huge group of people a huge group of friends. It’s a day I really wont forget and I hope to get to do it again! I think so often we talk with people on Instagram and forget how many people are actually sharing in our daily lives, following the ups and downs, it’s truly a humbling experience to see that vision come to life when you have real human faces smiling at you. Never alone!
So thankful for this community of support, and to all of my favorite brands for sending us home with a ton of swag! A huge thank you to Harness for hosting us all, and to the lovely Maria Sharp for these photos! Thank you for coming if you did, and to those who sent well wishes and kind thoughts! I appreciate you all!
Sponsors for the workshop// Stella & Shay, Witzi’s, Harness Cycle, Vitamix, Vital Proteins, Pour Cleveland, Perfect Bar, Athleta, Garden of Flavor, and Elmhurst 1925.