This post was created in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain®. All opinions, images, and ideas are my own.
If you’ve been watching my Instagram Stories lately, then you know I’m so excited about spring arriving! Enough of the cold, it’s time for some warmer weather! Spring is the perfect time for a little “refresh” in life, don’t you think? Whether it’s spring cleaning your children’s rooms/closets, getting back on track with those New Year’s resolutions, or just giving your Keurig® coffee station a happy little update, it’s the perfect time to refresh for the season.
As you can see, refreshing my coffee station was top on the agenda because I love to wake up to a happy and colorful greeting in the form of caffeine, specifically my new obsession – blueberry frappuccinos. Homemade. Amazing. Let’s talk about jazzing up that coffee station and then I’ll let you in on my blueberry frappuccino secret!
Whether you have a designated coffee bar (bar carts are perfect for this) or just a section of your kitchen counter, you can give it a little pizzazz with a few spring refresh tips.
I used a fun blue gingham runner across my coffee station for a pop of color. After winter, I’m craving bright and festive hues! You could use a folded tablecloth as well. I added my Keurig® White K250 brewer on top. I love that the white blends in and fits nicely with my home. It’s just so pretty! Hyacinths in an antique vase give the area the most amazing smell, if you see these flowers at the market, don’t hesitate to grab them! I also love adding little boxwood topiaries around the house because all they need is a periodic water spritz to stay fresh and pretty.
Morning yummies (in my case, blueberry scones and vanilla almond biscotti) are displayed on little cake stands because everything is prettier on a cake stand. I also display simple breakfast plates so my whole family has a little something to grab and enjoy before their day. Little cups of fresh fruit are perfect for my daughter! Speaking of starting the day, I always want to enjoy something that is easy and convenient, yet tastes as good or better than store-bought drinks. It is indeed possible! Read on…
My little trick? I use Green Mountain Coffee® Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cup® pods as the base for my blueberry frappuccinos. I can brew it in the touch of a button on my White K250 brewer. Plus, I love that Green Mountain Coffee® is a Fair Trade Certified coffee, it’s a true farm to cup experience! There are also lots of delicious flavors to try! Yes, this means you can make flavored frappuccinos whenever you want and in so many flavors. I can’t be stopped, they’re so good! Plus, when it starts to get really hot here in Tennessee, I have a frozen beverage to keep me cool and caffeinated!
So once it’s brewed up, I do a quick pour along with ice, 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk and ¼ cup fresh blueberries. Blend and it’s ready! My husband has been loving these blueberry frappuccinos lately as well so I’ve been blending two at a time. One day we even swapped the fresh blueberries for pineapples for a tropical twist. It’s so easy to enjoy our favorite “fancy coffee” right at home and we’re both 100% certain it tastes better than buying one out on the go. Since I work from home, I love the ease and convenience of not having to leave the house for a “fancy drink”! Do you work from home? You know what I mean!
Here’s the recipe for the blueberry frappuccinos again if you want a printable or shopping list version:
- 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cup® pod
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (or fruit of choice)
- 1 cup ice
Brew your K-Cup® pod (I brewed 8 ounces) and pour into blender with sweetened condensed milk, ice and fruit. Blend away and enjoy! To jazz it up, top with whipped cream and a garnish of blueberries. You can also use frozen blueberries if you have those on hand!
I hope you’re inspired to give your life a little spring refresh whether it’s with a new beverage and a happy little coffee station or another life refresh! Here’s to a happy spring!