Five Ways to Make Your Morning Cup of Coffee Healthier⠀
Coffee can be really quite healthy, it’s a source of antioxidants and helps to boost your metabolism. Unfortunately for most of us, that morning cup of joe can also be our dietary downfall. Here are five ways we can make our coffee just a little bit healthier:⠀
Make friends with brewed coffee and americanos⠀
Most drinks from our favorite corner café are made almost entirely of milk, with just a few ounces of espresso. Sluff off those calories by making a smart swap to brewed coffee. If we miss the creaminess of a milky drink, just add a small splash of your favorite milk! We can even ask the barista to steam a splash of milk if we miss that delicious frothiness of a latte. ⠀
For our low-fat friends and carb haters⠀
Every coffee shop worth its’ chops has non-fat milk for those of us who are calorie counting and want to trim some of the literal fat off their drink. Are we following the popular keto diet, or just going low carb Get a splash of heavy cream in your coffee, or our favorite low carb non-dairy milk.⠀
Ditch the whipped cream⠀
That whipped cream can add an extra one hundred plus calories to our drinks. Try adding just a little bit less or ask if the coffee shop has any lighter options, like non-dairy whipped cream, fat-free, or maybe even try a cold foam on top made from non-fat milk.⠀
Try Less Pumps of Your Favorite Syrup– or swap it for something healthier⠀
For some of the specialty drinks, we could be getting anywhere from 3-15 pumps of syrup in our drink, sometimes even more! Try asking for less of the syrup, remember every little thing counts! An even healthier alternative would be to ditch the syrup altogether and opt for a sprinkle of cinnamon (which lowers blood sugar!) or raw, unsweetened cocoa powder.⠀
Ditch the Sugar⠀
Nowadays, however, there are plenty of safe and natural alternative sugars like stevia or monk fruit. When the matter comes to actual sugar we have very real concerns and mountains of evidence that sugar can cause health problems.⠀
Made Plant Based Spaghetti again tonight. I thought I’d try a new trick and a new pasta as well. I like the noodles.
The carrots I shredded with the old cheese grader. It helped with the texture and cooked much faster. I’m dumping tons of seasoning into it and that helps. Garlic also helps!
Try it sometime. Red Lentil noddles are becoming extremely easy to find in almost any grocery store.
Motivation is there, I promise!