Homemade Caramel Turtle Coffee

Hey hey! Happy Leap Day! Is there anyone out there who has a birthday and/or anniversary on leap day? (I know my friends Brian & Mal have their dating anniversary today!) I’m curious if people who have leap day as a special day for them feel honored or shafted by only being able to celebrate once in a while? I’m actually not sure how I’d feel?

Although, I do know how I feel about one thing…I am not so psyched about the snow falling outside right now.


Booooo. I’ve been spoiled so far this winter with it being so “dry,” and I’m not quite ready for it to start up just yet. Call me crazy but I’d much rather be back in warm and sunny Mexico. Winking smile


So this morning, I had a longer morning shift at work, which meant that I needed to bring breakfast with me. I didn’t snap any photos because a) it was early and b) it was sort of ugly. I made a batch of Overnight Oats in a Jar last night so I’d have something that I could quickly grab and go with today. It really did look sort of gross (overnight oats usually do), but if you want to see how I made it, it was pretty similar to this batch, minus the raspberries.

On my way home, despite it being past noon time, I still wanted coffee. Wouldn’t you know, the first commercial on the radio once I got in my car was advertising for Dunkin’ Donuts’ Caramel Turtle coffee. Ummm, yes please!

The only thing I don’t like about getting those sort of drinks at DD is that they really load up on the caramel and chocolate. So I improvised…I ordered a Toasted Almond coffee (which is what they use in the caramel turtle) and came home to add my own chocolate and caramel (which we just so happened to already have at home).


I simply added 1 tablespoon of each (chocolate and caramel) to my toasted almond coffee with skim milk. Had I not already gotten the toasted almond flavor added, I’d probably add about 6-8 drops of my English Toffee flavored stevia.

*By the way, today is the last day to get $8.00 off your first iHerb.com order, using my coupon code, SAZ564. Perhaps a bottle of English Toffee stevia is in your future?

This coffee turned out tasting absolutely scrumptious, my friends. Improvising AND saving unnecessary calories, for the WIN!


While I sipped on my gloriously delicious coffee, I cooked up some lunch…errr, should I say breakfast #2?


I was craving some eggs, so I whipped up a quick scramble using some of my leftover roasted veggies. I had planned on making it into a burrito, but I ended up with WAY too much filling. So I added in my provolone cheese slice and sealed it up, quesadilla style.


Unfortunately, I saw that going TOTALLY different in my head, and this thing ended up being a hot mess. Literally.


Luckily it still tasted awesome, so I had no problem gobbling it all up.

Once that finishes digesting, I’m planning on getting my workout in for the day. Surprisingly enough, I’m actually still motivated, despite the fact that it’s the middle of the afternoon. Now if I could just decide what the heck I want to do? Right now, I’m thinking my Full Body Circuit Workout may do the trick. We’ll see how it goes!

Question for the Afternoon:

When do you find that you’re most motivated to work out? Mornings? Afternoons? Evenings? Never? hehe Winking smile