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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Loudmouth Lunch : : At-home coffee shop



I adore The Coffee Bean (for Hazelnut Lattes) and Starbucks (for Caramel Macchiatos), but the amount of credit card debt I'm racking up at these places is getting out of control. If I were to purchase one of my favorite drinks and a bagel with cream cheese each day for breakfast like I want to, I would spend nearly $50 per week!

Enter my breakfast solution: A whole wheat bagel with Tofutti imitation cream cheese and iced coffee with Splenda and almond milk. (If you prefer the real deal, you are welcome to use actual cream cheese and sugar and milk.) How much does this cost? Next to nothing. My brain cannot even comprehend the numbers because they're so non-existent.







20 comments:

  1. I really want to try that iced coffee and almond milk...


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  2. girl i feel you. i spend WAY too much on coffee. its bad. and the sad part is im too cheap to get a home coffee machine bc its more money upfront. your homeade cafe looks fantastico!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. Oh my gosh...I can't believe you wrote about coffee today! I wrote about TEA.... oh, and now I want a bagel.

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  4. So very true! Starbucks is a racket it's that convenience that's so tempting. I love this :) I really need a coffee right now haha

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  5. I'm so doing this next year in my kitchen at school! Lovely- I need to save my Starbucks money haha- in the summer I ditch coffee, along with other things.

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  6. that fake (imitation) cream cheese is good! and it never expires. ok, well it does but it takes a while! hehe! Following you now :)

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  7. I, shamefully, am addicted to coffee. I can't function with out it and it's rather embarrassing how awful I function with out it. It's like a car with no gas, I just won't budge. lol.

    Lauren Nicole
    of Front Row Spectator

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  8. Okay, that looks fantastic. At-home iced coffee never seems to work for me - the ice cubes just melt and the coffee tastes lukewarm and watered down. Maybe I need to put the coffee in the refrigerator first to cool it down or something?

    But I definitely agree on Starbucks. I love their flavors, but the prices really rack up.

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    1. You seriously putting ice cubes into warm coffee and are expecting for the ice not to melt. What planet are you from?

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    2. freeze leftover coffee in iced cube trays and add those to your coffee. Or frozen cream. :-) Melting then becomes a good thing.

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  9. So thirsty now! I want actually I need that coffee! Goodbye diet, thanks Stephanie Loudmouth haha

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  10. I'm with you on the starbucks addiction! For me its a caramel frappucino.

    Great alternative I love cream cheese bagels.

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  11. I got your blog thru the post on byanika's blog. I am a coffee addict as well and spend a fortune on it. I love the idea of whole wheat bagel with Toffuti and coffee with almond milk...so mich cheaper and healthier. I am getting hungry a
    Ready and it is only 10:30 at night!

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  12. girlfriend, I just gave you an award. Come fetch it.

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  13. I cannot drink too much coffee because of my heart condition...but now I am wanting to give myself a break wow!!!! love coffee...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens
    @mistytewest

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  14. Wow, I want to hijack your breakfast. It looks delicious!! I love almond milk. They used to have a chocolate almond milk from Almond Breeze, but they stopped making it :(

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  15. i make my own mochas, half cup coffee other half milk or soy or whatever type of milk you use. I then add about a tablespoon of hershey syrup. or you can add the unsweetend cocoa powder and sugar to taste. it is cheaper to buy the cocoa powder it goes along way. then I heat it in the micro and I have a mocha that is as good or better than starbucks $3.60 tall. you could put whip cream but really whip cream is just butter in a different form. Happy drinking... a Seattle naive....

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  16. Healthy Drink - Kudos! Tip: Drop the Splenda and start using 'stevia' - a naturally raw herbal sweetner with 0 calories that is manufactured in little packets too. There is 'Stevia in the Raw'(any grocery store) and Great Value (Walmart) brand. Season Greetings!

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    1. 100% agree with you with regards to using stevia.

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  17. I try to make my own coffee & breakfast but sometimes you just HAVE to get that Starbucks, it's something about maybe drinking it out of their cup that gives me an extra pep in my step? Weird how a brand would do that to someone. . . PS I just found your blog & I dig it.
    >> Sam.

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