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Meal Prep with Cold Brew

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and some of our favorite recipes to save time and take on the week.

Make your cold brew the night before

You never have to worry about making time for brewing coffee in the morning with Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Pods. Simply place a pod in a mason jar filled with water overnight in the fridge and wake up to a deliciously smooth, ready-to-drink cold brew.

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.
Chameleon Cold-Brew Pods for Meal Prep

Prepare a variety of breakfast options

One of the most common complaints about meal prepping is the redundant meal options and lack of flavor variety. Breakfast is no exception! Be sure to prepare a variety of breakfast options, from overnight oats to nut bars, so you enjoy your first meal of the day, everyday.

Peanut Butter Cold Brew Cereal Bar

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.
Peanut Butter Cold Brew Cereal Bar made with Chameleon Cold-Brew Mocha Coffee Concentrate

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Chameleon Cold-Brew Mocha Coffee Concentrate
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup rice chex
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Optional Topping:

  • 2 TBSP creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8” pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, Chameleon Cold-Brew, honey, coconut oil, egg white and brown sugar.
  • Add remaining ingredients to wet mixture and stir gently to combine.
  • Press mixture firmly into pan.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes until golden and firm. Let cool 5 minutes.
  • Lift bars out of pan and cut into 8 bars then let cool.
  • If desired, squish together peanut butter and coconut oil in a ziplock bag. Cut the tip of the bag off and pipe drizzles onto each bar.
  • Refrigerate in a sealed container until ready to eat!

 

Cold Brew Overnight Oats

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.
Cold Brew Overnight Oats made with Chameleon Cold-Brew Ready to Enjoy Mexican Coffee

Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients in a bowl or glass. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning stir and enjoy cold or heat it up quickly.
  • Add toppings and enjoy!

 

Don’t forget to prep snacks

When shopping and preparing to meal prep for the week, be sure not to forget snacks for in between meals. You can choose from prepackaged chips, nuts or dried fruit, or you can make your own delicious snacks at home (with a cold brew twist!).

Mocha Coconut Almond Bites

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.
Mocha Coconut Almond Bites made with Chameleon Cold-Brew Mocha Coffee Concentrate

Ingredients

Layer 1

  • 3/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Layer 2

Top with

  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • Cacao Nibs

 

Instructions

  • Melt coconut butter and stir in maple syrup.​
  • Evenly distribute and press mixture into a silicone mini muffin tray (or lined mini muffin tray). ​
  • Stir together Layer 2 ingredients then evenly distribute and press on top of Layer 1. ​
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and cacao nibs and freeze 30+ minutes.​
  • Remove from tray and store in a bag in the freezer.​
  • Let sit at room temperature about 3 minutes before eating.

Package snacks away in reusable bags

If you are prepping your own snacks, from fruit to pita chips and hummus, invest in reusable bags and mason jars to keep your snacks protected and fresh while minimizing waste.

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.

Set aside measured ingredients for quick recipes

If you are in need of a last minute meal during the week, prepare measured ingredients for a smoothie or salad to make in seconds when a craving strikes.

Pick Me Up Smoothie

Ingredients

 

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.

 

Marinated Steak Salad with Cold Brew Vinaigrette

Meal prep with cold brew coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew recipes to take on the week.
Marinated Steak Salad with Cold Brew Vinaigrette made with Chameleon Cold-Brew Black Coffee Concentrate

Ingredients

Marinade:

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 – 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 limes, juiced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup

Salad:

  • 2 cups red kale, chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup green cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 2-3 red radishes, thinly sliced

 

Instructions

  • Place all marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Place steak in the marinade.
  • Cover and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • While you wait, prep all the ingredients for dressing and salad.
  • For dressing: place all ingredients into bowl, whisk to combine, set aside.
  • Assemble all elements of salad, except almonds and radishes, in a bowl and toss.
  • On stovetop, preheat a cast iron (or regular) skillet to medium-high heat.
  • When skillet is hot, put marinated steak on the skillet.
  • For medium rare, cook 4 minutes on each side. Flip only once. Set aside for 2-3 minutes to rest.
  • Toss each salad with 2-3 tablespoons of dressing.
  • Slice steak against the grain and place on top of the salad.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds and radishes. Enjoy!

Find more recipe inspiration on our website and purchase Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee in select retailers or on our online shop. Tag us in your cold brew meal prep creations on Instagram and tag #ChameleonColdBrew.

Author: Emma Hughes

Published on 01/12/2019