Every morning, about 5:30am, I roll out of bed and immediately B-line to the coffee maker. Besides the burst of caffeine, a warm cup of coffee in my hands is soothing and starts off my day on the right foot. I usually drink healthy coffee by just mixing cinnamon into the coffee grounds, and then pour a little “Silk Almond Milk Creamer” while I get ready for school. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some delicious, easy, and healthy coffee alternatives that I really wanted to share with you! What I love about these recipes is the fact that they don’t have the $5 Starbucks price tag, they don’t have all the extra calories and sugar, and in my opinion, taste better than anything at a coffee shop! They both take less than 3 minutes to make, which is perfect for someone like me who’s always on-the-go…give them a try and enjoy in this super cute coffee mug or use this coffee thermal on your way out the door!
Cinnamon Vanilla Latte // via Pinterest
- 8 oz. freshly brewed dark roast coffee
- 6 oz. full-fat canned coconut milk, warmed
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of vanilla bean powder
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a high-powered blender such as a NutriBullet (I bought this personal blender for only $34 and LOVE it) for 20 seconds.Serves two. Pour into mugs and that’s it! Easy peasy.
Vanilla Latte // via Tone It Up
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 date, pitted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until well combined. Then, heat coffee in the microwave. You can also whip this up in advance and simply reheat it on your stovetop or in the microwave. Easy peasy!