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Tassimo Skinny Cappucinno

11 Aug

There’s nothing like a hot beverage to start off a Saturday (or any day for that matter) right! Even if it’s 80+ degrees outside, I tend to lean towards extra, extra, extra hot drinks compared to cold ones; cold ones are best later in the day :).

That’s where my mother’s Tassimo brewer comes into play. Now you know I’m extremely picky about my coffee; the way it’s made, temperature, sweetness, flavorings, and especially the size of the serving are all KEY elements that make coffee go from so-so to gimme more-more! What I like about the Tassimo brewer is that all of the drinks are brewed in a medium (16 ounce) serving, which is what I typically get at Starbucks or the like. We usually just buy the coffee disks and make our own cafe misto but every once in a while we come across the Skinny Cappuccino and it’s a must buy. The skinny cappuccino comes with 2 disks, an espresso disk and a skim milk disk, equalling 35 calories per serving. If you compare the nutrition of a cafe cappuccino made with skim milk (Starbucks 16 ounce cappuccino comes to ~80-90 calories), the Tassimo version (or any home brewer most likely) is the best bang for your calorie buck, and if you’re like myself who doesn’t prefer to drink her calories, that’s the way to go!

To make the PERFECT skinny cappuccino:

  1.  set your disks side by side. this is only for a dramatic start..
  2.  fill your brewer with fresh, cold water. place the milk disk in first, then the espresso disk. this is how baristas make it at a coffee shop.
  3.  place your fave mug underneath the spout and watch her pour!
  4.  ta-da! a homemade, frothy skinny cappuccino. some like it as is, while others like a little flava (vanilla, caramel).

I want to open a coffee shop eventually because it’s another way to express yourself. We are defined by (the skies the limit really) the people we surround ourselves with, the career paths we choose, the clothes we wear, the workouts we do, the foods we eat, the things we choose to believe in, and the way we drink our coffee.

Day 39

13 Jul

 Where did the morning go? All I can remember is sitting in a chairlaying on my floor (more on this later) eating some oats, watching Good Morning America, blog/Twighlight reading, and waiting till it was time to leave for Body Pump. Next thing I knew, I’m at work running around like a mad woman! I’ll admit, I like it!

I’m in the process of packing up all my things and moving back to Pittsburgh 1 week from today; exciting and sad at the same time! I don’t need any furniture when I move to Oakland next month, so I’m selling as much as I can (read-everything), with the exception of my shoe chair of course. Yes, this beaut (mine’s red where the black is, reminiscent of a Louboutin 😉 ) will be making the 500+ mile trip home to Pitt; Chase said he’d like it 😉 totes kidding.  All this to say, if you’re in the Raleigh area and looking for furniture-I’m your girl!

After a quick stop at Starbucks for , I’ve been on the move since. We have the Yoga Garden program this afternoon which should be fun. I brought out my inner-child yesterday and cut up lots of shapes to use as markers. Basically, the kids decorate a pot and use it as their marker during the game; when they land on a flower, they perform that yoga pose. It’s actually a lot of fun to both watch and participate in! There are 2 sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

The rest of the afternoon was spent in the office and organizing CD’s. Have a happy weekend!