It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of coffee!
It’s a low calorie drink, with only 2 calories per cup, and may even help you burn more calories!
Unfortunately, many people tend to load this popular drink with unhealthy creamers, artificial sugars and syrups. Too much of these and you’ve turned a healthy low calorie drink into a fattening 300 calorie one.
But, that doesn’t mean you have to drink your coffee black! In fact, you can take black coffee and make it even healthier AND taste delicious by following these three simple tips!
Black coffee can taste bitter to some, that’s why they load it with sugar! And those that rely on artificial sweeteners may be saving on calories, but the jury is still out on whether it’s healthy or not. An all natural way to add some sweetness to your coffee is to add a little Stevia. Stevia contains zero calories and carbs and it only takes half a packet to sweeten your coffee.
An easy way to give your coffee a sort of mocha taste without all the calories and sugar you’d find in coffee shop varieties is to add a little unsweetened cocoa! Cocoa also contains a healthy dose of antioxidants and may even lower blood pressure. If it’s still a little too bitter than add in the half packet of Stevia as mentioned above!
My personal favorite and another good way to increase your antioxidant intake, lower blood pressure and even slightly raise your metabolism is to add a little cinnamon to your coffee! Both coffee and cinnamon can aid in weight loss, albeit very slightly. Though, if you’re replacing high calorie extras with cinnamon in your coffee, the reduction in calories, which could be as high as a few hundred per day, will definitely help you lose weight!
Do you have any tips to add flavor to coffee without adding hundreds of calories and extra sugar? Let us know in the comments below!