If you love a sweet, creamy latte but could do without the extra sugar or milk, we encourage you to try these delicious, deceptively healthy drinks. From under the radar classics to chocolaty treats, there’s a lot to be said for a good-for-you, tastes too-good-to-be-true coffee drink!
There are many traditional low calorie espresso-based drinks that provide that sweet, creamy taste you’ve grown to love in your latte. First up, the mocha! If you enjoy the taste of chocolate, try a caffè mocha which is made with a shot of espresso, unsweetened cocoa powder, and steamed milk. If you prefer a sweeter cup, a café miel may be more your style. This lovely Spanish drink is made with espresso, steamed milk, and honey. Searching for something sweeter still? Go for a melya, a coffee with both unsweetened cocoa powder and honey. Sweet, rich, and packed with health-boosting antioxidants, these three classics are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cinnamon, spice, and all (nutty) things nice!
If you prefer spicy to sweet, a café de olla makes a wonderful treat! This traditional Mexican drink is brewed in a clay pot with cinnamon and piloncillo, creating a uniquely silky, gently spiced cup. Next up, creamy cinnamon coconut latte. According to this latte’s creator, the cinnamon coconut latte, which is made using coconut oil, ghee or butter, and vanilla extract, is not only scrumptious, it is also “gut healing” and “metabolism boosting”. To learn more about this tasty cinnamon coconut latte, click here. For those of you who prefer nutty to sweet, brace yourself for snickerdoodle cashew coffee. Snickerdoodle cashew coffee uses coconut oil, collagen peptides, and cashew butter to create a rich, thick, creamy base. The cinnamon-graham cracker sweetness is then added using a mixture of cinnamon and cardamom. Sweet or spicy, these delicious drinks are sure to leave you smiling!
We’re not done yet (more chocolate!)…
Flavored coffees. Flavored coffees are a wonderful alternative to coffee flavorings syrups. High-quality coffee flavoring oils or extracts add no additional nutritional value to coffees — no sugar, no calories, no fat, no carbs — and can be created at home or purchased from a specialty roaster. Flavored coffees also come in a staggering variety of pastry, chocolate, alcohol, and ice cream toned flavors. To view our flavored coffee offerings, click here. To learn how to make your own flavored coffee, click here.
Healthy chocolate coffee smoothie. Shall I repeat? Healthy chocolate smoothie! This delicious power-packed protein chocolate smoothie blends coffee, banana, chocolate protein powder, yogurt, and vanilla extract into a good-for-you drink. Click here for the recipe.
To learn more about boosting the health benefits of your coffee or to learn how to incorporate coffee into your wellness routine, please visit our blog entries below.
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