Many of us like to add things to our coffee or tea, and the rest like it plain, black coffee, or just tea.
There are many different flavors that you can add to increase your enjoyment, and still not add the sugary sweet powders that add calories.
When you add these spices and natural sweeteners you can increase your health benefits.
5 Tips for Adding Flavor for your Coffee and Tea
- Stevia is a natural herb, I know some have tried it and may not like it, some stevia powders leave a bitter taste in your mouth. I recommend trying Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops with vanilla, a great sugar substitute, and tastes good!
- Try powdered MCT oil, it’s a great creamy feel in your coffee, or even in Chai black tea; it is made from the medium-chain fatty acids of coconut oil. This is an added benefit for the brain helping with cognitive thinking. Add it to hot coffee so it blends in better. You can even add a drop of Peppermint essential oil for spice.
- Try a blend of sweet spices. I have a mix I use, here is the recipe: 1 tsp ginger, powdered
1 tsp cinnamon, powdered
½ tsp cardamom ground
½ tsp cloves/ nutmeg, ground
Mix together and place in a shaker bottle to sprinkle into your coffee. All of these spices have wonderful health benefits. Or for Tea may want only a sprinkle of cinnamon. This can be your own blend so it is optional what you add.
- Use some savory spices like turmeric with a slight dash of black pepper, spicy cayenne, chili powder or even cacao powder to your coffee or tea, and add some other health benefits!
- Or as some are recommending: Use grass-fed butter in your morning coffee…it gives you lasting energy for the day. This was the inspiration of the Bulletproof owners and used on a Keto diet. Really good if you tend to skip breakfast. Use a blender to make it frothy!
Or you can add organic extra virgin coconut oil as long as you are not counting calories or fat since fats equal about 120 calories, but it’s good fat.
Give these a try to sweeten and flavor that drink, it can be pure enjoyment!
Of course, you can still add your favorites, still much better than white sugar; honey, natural coconut sugar, maple syrup, or monk fruit. Or your milk.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and is a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant helping individuals with health programs to improve life and happiness. She is a writer, speaker and owner of several businesses.