I once said I would never be a coffee drinker. I watched my parents drink it daily from the time I was born, but one sip was all I could take. “No way will I ever drink coffee!” I said.
Fast forward to my adulthood and six months into motherhood: I needed something to give me an energy boost right at the start of the day.
Enter: one cup of joe each morning. It’s only one, but since 2008, it’s been an integral part of my morning routine.
At first, I only drank flavored varieties. It’s how I slowly acquired the taste for coffee. Eventually, I started taking coffee with sugar (as much as possible back then!) and creamer.
Now, I’ve made my morning coffee much better than I ever imagined. Here is my recipe on how you can make a better cup of coffee for yourself:
There’s nothing worse than stale coffee. Freshly-brewed each morning is a must!
If you have a grinder, then grinding your own provides the freshest coffee. I have also heard people swear by a french press. I have personally never used one, but I would eventually like to try.
2. Sweetened with a Low-Glycemic Sweetener
For a while, I was only using stevia to sweeten my coffee. Some of my friends prefer pure maple syrup, organic cane sugar, or honey. I’m now using and loving the more subtle sweetness of coconut sugar.
3. A Better-For-You Creamer
Seriously, y’all: I cringe when I look at the ingredients of many grocery store coffee creamers. Instead, I love the varieties and Silk and So Delicious makes. Not only are these brands better for me, but they are also dairy free. I am currently dairy free because I’m breastfeeding a dairy-sensitve baby. These creams make it possible for me to enjoy coffee creamer without upsetting my little one’s tummy!
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4. Some Kind of Protein
Protein? In my coffee?! Yes, indeed!
I start out each morning with two scoops of collagen in my coffee. It dissolves and is tasteless, and it gives me 11 g of protein at the very beginning of the day!
5. Some Kind of Fat
I blend all of these together and voila–that drab cup of coffee is now better (and better tasting!) than I ever imagined back in my childhood!
How do you drink your coffee? Any tips for making a better cup of coffee?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamers. The opinions and text are all mine.