Coffee Freeze

Looking for a summertime treat that doesn’t fill half your daily caloric intake with one beverage?  Need a cool refreshing beverage that doesn’t send your blood sugar into orbit?

I had to change my habit of periodic visits to the local coffee café for that favorite frozen coffee drink after I investigated just how many calories and tablespoons of sugar lurked in that soothing treat.

Over 800 Calories and 13 Tablespoons of sugar.  Yes, that was shocking!  That was a wake-up-call. That was the inspiration I needed to replace an unhealthy habit with a healthy habit.

This coffee freeze is sweetened with delicious dates and you can add some extra nutritious goodness with coconut water, if you choose. Enjoy!


  • 1 C coffee
  • 1 3/4 C water, or coconut water
  • 5-6 pitted dates
  • 3 C ice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Process all the ingredients in a high-powered blender. Drink immediately.

This recipe serves 1-2.