Have you ever stared into a plain black cup of coffee, dreaming of sugary creamer, but resolving to suffer through it for the sake of being healthier?
I am here to tell you that you don't have to drink your coffee black to make it healthy. In fact, adding in some naturally sweet and tasty ingredients can actually make your coffee better for you than ever before!
The great thing is that finding the perfect thing to add to your coffee is as easy as opening your spice cabinet. I know that a lot of people who are fitness-minded feel guilty about enjoying a cup of coffee every morning. The fact is that it's up to each person to decide if the pros and cons of caffeine fit into their plan for a healthy lifestyle. However, you can make the decision to enjoy coffee a lot smarter if you forgo the one thing you should never put in your coffee: the artificial, super-sweet creamers that are out there today.
You know the one's I'm talking about, those tempting vats of super-mocha, pumpkin and peppermint creamer you see at the grocery store. While these products do add some flavor, they also add tons of artificial ingredients and sugar. Worse, they tend to not even have an ounce of the real "flavor" in the title in the actual ingredient list. Instead, those flavors are carefully crafted in a laboratory.
You can spend time and energy crafting a perfectly balanced breakfast to give you energy, only to throw your blood sugar off balance, ruin your mood and zap your energy with one splash of creamer!
Is there a balance between boring, black coffee and sugar-laden creamer? Yes! The answer is natural flavors that you probably have in your cupboards right now. As I shared in this week's newsletter, here are the household ingredients you can add to your coffee to make it healthier:
Good for your heart, reduces inflammation and aids in weight loss.
Used as a medicinal food used for centuries, it can boost mental performance and mood.
Provides vitamins C, E and B, antioxidants, magnesium and iron without dairy.
Adds a silky texture. Ideal for heart health and silky hair and skin.
A non-dairy way to add some creaminess to your cup!
Aids in healthy digestion.
Fights bad breath and mouth germs.