“I really enjoy a cup of coffee every morning, sweetened and with creamer. What is the healthiest way to make my coffee yummy as I know what I’m doing now isn’t (store bought sweetened liquid creamer) I cannot stand black coffee! “
Thanks for the question, Christina! I, too, used to not be able to drink black coffee! I was hooked on the creamers, but then I realized they contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweetener, which is probably what you have noticed as well. (not to mention the empty calories)
Here are my ideas for a healthy alternative:
1. half and half — if you are able to tolerate dairy, you could try this, as it does not contain anything artificial. however, many people are sensitive to dairy, so this is not something I recommend to everyone
2. coconut milk – or coconut creamer- So Delicious brand carries a really great coconut milk, as well as coconut creamer. If you don’t mind the taste of coconut, this would be a good alternative, as coconuts are so good for our health!
3. liquid stevia– though you only need about 1 drop, as it is super sweet. some people don’t care for the taste; however this is an option if you don’t so much need the liquid, but really just need something to sweeten the coffee. Stevia is all natural and made from a plant (with a really long name that contains the word stevia!) other good sweeteners would be honey or coconut sugar (which is low glycemic)
For myself, I started off with half and half. I then switched to almond milk in my coffee, but didn’t really like how it tasted. After awhile, I began to appreciate the taste of the black coffee. So your palate can be trained, but for now, I hope you enjoy trying out some of these ideas!
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