On average, 65% of coffee drinkers like cream and sugar in their coffee! Sweeter drinks like the caramel Macchiato and your vanilla Lattes are all high in sugar. So not only are you getting your caffeine fix for the day, but you’re also giving yourself a sugar rush.
What people don’t seem to realize is that there are other HEALTHIER alternatives to sugar and those sugary syrups that’ll even make that cup of black coffee taste like heaven! Start your day off right with these healthier sweeteners in your morning cup of coffee!
- Raw Honey: There’s no doubt honey has some crazy health benefits! It’s natural sweet, almost syrupy taste is an obvious number one on our list of healthy alternatives! Not only is it jam packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but a little goes a long way! However, the sweeter you like your coffee, the more you’ll want to add!
- Almond Milk: With only 30 calories, Almond milk is both delicious and healthier than Creamer! And don’t let the fact that it’s dairy free fool you, Almond milk contains more calcium than cow’s milk! Almond milk can be used in place for your flavors that are a little more nutty: hazelnut and toffee nut are two popular flavors!
- Coconut milk: For those of you who like to be a little more adventurous with your coffee flavors, coconut is a good place to start! Even if you don’t like the taste of coconut all that much, just adding a little bit to your morning coffee will add that sweetness you’re looking for without making your coffee taste like “pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.” However, if you do like the taste, add as much as your heart desires! Afterall, coconut milk is good for your heart health and helps in boosting your immune system!
And don’t be afraid to experiment a little! By using alternative sweeteners and different spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, you can make healthier alternatives to your favorite drinks!
Try these either hot or iced:
1 Tbsp of Coconut milk
A drizzle of honey
A pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg
Iced Vanilla Latte
1 Tsp vanilla extract
Almond milk (as much as you like) 1 Tbsp of honey (for sweetness)