Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer – With Protein Option!

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on September 29, 2015

Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer, a warm and cozy drink to curl up with with an option to add some protein to your drink to make it a little healthier!

Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer with Protein Image

With chilly mornings coming in fast I believe it’s time to share some hot drinks!  This is one of my favorites, I absolutely love it.  It’s incredibly simple, and quick to throw together.

I’ve even included a protein option as well.  Some days I struggle to get in a good amount of protein for my activity level so this is my solution.  Now usually I’m not a fan of protein powder.  I’d really like to get everything I need from real food, but sometimes you need a little help and  I’ve found a protein powder that I love.  It’s one ingredient, not chalky or weird, doesn’t make my stomach upset and it’s an easy way to get in 25 grams of protein so I use it occasionally.  This particular brand is only available in Canada but with some searching I’m sure you can find a good one where you are 🙂

Now if you know me, you know I love tea.  I drink coffee occasionally, but hot tea is my thing, and I love it with lots of honey.  But of course, lots of honey isn’t such a good thing, it’s a lot of sugar especially when I’m drinking tea after tea after tea on a cold day.  So besides drinking my tea unsweetened which is what I usually do, I sometimes use this protein creamer.  Trust me, if you have a good, plain protein powder that you love, give this a try, even in your morning coffee, you will not be disappointed.  It foams up just a little and it tastes great.  Even if that isn’t your thing though, this almond milk steamer is just as delicious without it, so give it a try!  I hope you enjoy!  And stay tuned for some delicious chocolate chip cookies later in the week 😉

Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer with Protein Image

Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer - With Protein Option!
 
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Yield: 1 large mug
Ingredients
  • 1½ C unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 2-3 pinches nutmeg
  • A dash of pure vanilla extract
  • Honey or maple syrup to sweeten
  • 1 scoop plain, unsweetened protein powder, optional
Instructions
  1. In a mug add 1 - 1¼ C almond milk along with the nutmeg. Warm to the desired temperature or slightly hotter.
  2. While that is warming, add the scoop of protein powder to ¼ - ½ C almond milk and stir until no lumps remain.
  3. When the almond milk is hot add the dash of vanilla, and the protein mixture(if adding protein) and stir well. Serve immediately and do not reheat.
Notes
Do not reheat this drink if you've added protein powder! I'm not sure about all protein powders, but mine, when microwaved is not pleasant.
I use Presidents Choice Natural Source Whey Protein Isolate, the unflavored and unsweetened version. I have not experimented with any other protein powders or with using a sweetened version, but just be sure that it's one that you don't mind the flavor of on it's own before trying 🙂

 

Vanilla Nutmeg Almond Milk Steamer with Protein Image

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1 Sina @ Vegan Heaven October 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

This sounds so comforting, Heidi! 🙂 Perfect for chilly fall days.
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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Thanks so much Sina! I think so too 🙂

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