3 Hacks For a Better Cup of Joe

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A recent study found that your daily coffee habit may help boost longevity. Here are 3 coffee hacks to make sure your caffeine habit is benefiting your health and not harming it.


 

Swap nondairy creamers for milk creamer, coconut milk or .

Nondairy creamer is made from corn syrup solids and partially hydrogenated oil, better known as trans fats. The havoc trans fats place on your body is something you want to try and avoid.ย 

My favorite add for my coffee is coconut milk. When blended in the blender the oil emulsifies and you get a nice creamy topping on the coffee.

Swap flavor shots with your favorite extracts.

My favorite is vanilla or almond extract. During the winter, I opt for peppermint. Peppermint Mocha anyone?

Many of the flavor shots are loaded with sugar as well as artificial flavors and colors.ย 

Swap some or all of the the sugar for cinnamon.

Adding a couple teaspoons of sugar to a few cups of coffee can quickly get you to your sugar limit. Adding cinnamon to coffee gives it a natural sweetness. The cinnamon works for you in other ways too. It is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial spice, so it is the perfect addition, especially during the winter months.

Adding a couple teaspoons of sugar to a few cups of coffee can quickly get you to your sugar limit. Adding cinnamon to coffee gives it a natural sweetness. The cinnamon works for you in other ways too. It is an anti-inflammatoryโ€ฆ Click To Tweet

Swap fat-free milk with organic whole milk.

Whole milk from grass fed cows offers omega-3 ย benefits as well as keeping you full longer.

What is your favorite way to “healthy-fy” your coffee?

59 comments on “3 Coffee Hacks For a Better Cup of Joe”

  1. I love coffee. I like the idea of adding cinnamon instead of sugar I’m going to have to try that. Sounds like a great cup of coffee to have on Thanksgiving .

    • Sorry to hear that Jessica. You are still in control. You do want to be aware of your added sugars and be careful with artificial sweeteners because they wreck havoc on your body also. Baby steps will stick in the long run. Please feel free to reach out through email if you have any questions.

    • Angie, I don’t think I have ever had Chai tea. Make you a deal, I will try the chai tea and you try the coconut oil. I will check back with you and we can compare notes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yay, I am glad you enjoyed the pumpkin syrup. That makes me smile. Maybe you just suggest they make their own creamer with organic whipping cream, honey, water and maybe a pinch of or maybe you can create a recipe for it and give it to them as an early Christmas gift. ๐Ÿ™‚

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