Cool Down Post-Run with Gevalia Iced Coffee


I’m not sure where you live, but even here in the dreary Northeast, this summer has been rough weather wise.  Or maybe it’s always been like this and I just haven’t noticed as much until recently when I started marathon training.  

While I did run during the summer last year, most of my runs were 1) before the sunrise or 2) short enough that I didn’t have to deal with scorching temperatures.  Marathon training changed all of that this year.  Even if I start before the sunrise, my long runs are so long that I’m battling increasing temperatures 2 hours in with an hour or two to go.  

Parched, dehydrated and over heated, the first thing I do to when I walk in the door rest my legs and grab a coffee.  Yes, I said coffee- iced coffee, that is! 
Cool Down Post Run With Gevalia Iced Coffee

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

A month or so back, I was sent Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk to try and while I am usually a black coffee drinker, I do enjoy a little something extra in my iced coffee.  My favorite way to enjoy iced coffee is after a long, tiresome run on a really hot day. 

Typically when I head out for a run it’s at zero dark thirty.  Seriously, I wake up right around 4:30, grab myself something small to eat, drink my pre-workout, get dressed in my gear and head out the door.  By the time I arrive back home the rest of the world is finally waking up enjoying their coffee.  I can smell it wafting in the air as I drag myself through the door from my run but I have little to no desire to actually drink HOT coffee while I am still sweating after running on a HOT day.

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 But I love coffee, I can’t live without it, I drink it every day- post-run is no exception! Not only am I bone tired (must. have. caffeine.) but I also need something cold and icy so an iced coffee it is! 

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is a convenient way to feed my caffeine need AND cool down post run.  It comes in three flavors: Vanilla, Caramel and Mocha.  All are lactose free, made with real sugar and contain 9 grams of protein per single serve carton. 

While they are quite delish straight from the carton, my favorite way to enjoy one is by throwing it in a blender with some extra protein powder and a handful of ice cubes!

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk

Normally I’d add almond milk with some protein powder and either fresh brewed or instant coffee but Gevalia takes that extra step out of the equation meaning more time to rest, relax and recover! Can’t argue with that 😉 

Let’s chat!

Which flavor of Gevalia would you try? 
Are you an iced coffee fan? 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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48 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply August 25, 2015

What a nice treat after a long run! I want to try all 3!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    They are quite the treat when it's hot out!

Rebecca Jo
Reply August 25, 2015

My husband is so addicted to these things - my frig is always full of them :)

    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Haha, that is awesome!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 25, 2015

I'm a big iced coffee fan! I think I'd like the vanilla flavor. I remember the summer I trained, I'd get out with the sunrise but still not beat the heat!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Seriously, there is no beating the heat when you're out there that long!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply August 25, 2015

While I'm not a coffee drinker, I do like a good frappucino and your blended coffee looks amazing! Cute socks by the way, I need to get on Feetures and order myself a new pair!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Oh the blend was so good!!! And yeah, these Feetures compression socks are fun too!

Emilie Talks
Reply August 25, 2015

hmmmm that looks good! I don't like drinking coffee after I run but I love iced coffee as a pick me up in the afternoon!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    I wish I could drink coffee in the afternoon...it would keep me up all night though :(

Marcia
Reply August 25, 2015

Maybe it's cuz my marathon is earlier in the call than usual, but I've had to do some long runs in really nasty heat/humidity this year. I am ALL about iced coffee! I freaking love it! Any of those flavors look great!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    I know- it has been TERRIBLE!!! I can't handle the heat really so I am literally dying once I am done, haha!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 25, 2015

YUM! I want to try these, especially mocha. They're soy free, too?
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    Reply August 26, 2015

    NO... they have soy...waaah :( I'm sorry!

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply August 25, 2015

Coffee is my jam. I cannot, will not, function without it! Those iced coffees sound amazing - it's a toss up between the vanilla and caramel for me.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Seriously- coffee is a must in my life too. The vanilla is really yummy- my favorite straight from the carton ;)

Elle
Reply August 25, 2015

Would love to try these. Will have to hunt them down when in WA next month. Nice review.
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    Reply August 26, 2015

    Thanks! Yeah, check them out if you can find them when you're in the states!

Liz
Reply August 25, 2015

Coffee is just the best. I've never had this before, but I'll definitely be trying it. The mocha sounds yummy!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Mocha was delish!

Margo
Reply August 25, 2015

That looks SO yummy! I have to try it.
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    Reply August 26, 2015

    It was!

Sandra Laflamme
Reply August 25, 2015

I am not usually a coffee drinker but absolutely love iced coffee. I have been needing a caffeine boost and this would be the perfect summer coffee cool down. Thanks for sharing a great review!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Iced coffee is where it's at this summer, haha! :)

Mary Long
Reply August 25, 2015

I am a fan of Gevalia coffee. I was not aware of these little gems! I would try each flavor and I like the idea of adding it to your shake.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Yeah, that is my favorite way to enjoy them!!!

Crystal Renaud
Reply August 25, 2015

The mocha or caramel sound so good! I have to have my coffee everyday too and I drink mine with a small amount of coconut milk. These sound really good tho!
BTW, LOVE the socks in the photo! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    They are yummy! I like my coffee with coconut milk or butter too :)

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply August 25, 2015

this coffee sounds so good! I need to try! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Definitely do!

courtney @ eat pray run dc
Reply August 25, 2015

no coffee for me - just a cup of tea, please! :)
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    Reply August 26, 2015

    Haha, I wish I liked tea!!!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply August 25, 2015

Love coffee, but have not tried this one yet.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    They're worth trying a sip of :)

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply August 25, 2015

I'd drink any flavor. I'm a huge fan of coffee and I love iced coffee!!! I take my coffee with chocolate soy milk, BTW. In case Gevalia is listening...
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 26, 2015

    Hmm I am pretty sure they make this with soy protein so right up your alley?!

Ilka@ilkasblog.com
Reply August 26, 2015

I can't make it through my day without coffee! I usually like the classic cup of Joe with some milk, but I would totally give these Gevalia flavors a try, especially since they're made with Almond Milk:)
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    Reply August 26, 2015

    I like that they are made with almond milk too- you don't see it too often and it's nice to know they're lactose free!

Farrah
Reply August 26, 2015

Those look so good! I'm gonna have to keep my eyes peeled for one of the vanilla ones to keep me awake on one of my longer days! :O
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Ariana
Reply August 26, 2015

These look soooo good!! I think it would be dangerous for me to have them in the fridge haha. I already keep a pitcher of coldbrew in the fridge and I go through it waaaay too fast. But if I DID have some of these, I would definitely go for vanilla!
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Kathy | MomWifeWoman
Reply August 26, 2015

I love iced coffee! Definitely want to try all three of these flavors. Thanks for sharing!
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply August 26, 2015

I am going to have to hunt some of this down when I am in the states next month. I love anything coffee related.

priya
Reply August 26, 2015

We don't get almond milk in India. But these sure look yummy.
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Jessica
Reply August 26, 2015

I have been dying to try this iced coffee so I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

jill conyers
Reply August 28, 2015

I've never tried prepackaged ice coffee but this sound good. #coffeelove
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 28, 2015

    Coffee is delicious in any form! ;)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 28, 2015

VANILLA VANILLA!! I love Gevalia ground coffee - so nice to see they have an iced version too.
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Tara
Reply August 28, 2015

My addiction to iced coffee is very...very real. It's so...so very good! Caramel for me, please.
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