I so often hear that the hardest part about kicking a sugar habit is the morning cup of joe. Most coffee drinkers enjoy sweetening their coffee with a flavored creamer, sugar, or another artificial sweetener that proves difficult to ditch. There are actually many ways you can sweeten your cup naturally and without guilt — and today, I’m going to share a few options with you.
Cinnamon. A spice we all probably have in our cupboards, cinnamon is an excellent way to flavor your coffee without sugar. Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also beneficial for helping sustain healthy blood sugar, so give it a shot!
Vanilla extract. Probably the most popular flavor choice for dairy creamer is french vanilla. Skip the sugary, dairy version and add a
few drops of pure vanilla extract to your coffee instead.
Cardamom. So, this spice won’t necessarily make your coffee taste a lot sweeter, it gives a more aromatic flavor to the coffee, and it also adds some health benefits. Add some cinnamon and cardamom to my coffee for a sweet and aromatic combination of flavors.
Cacao. Sprinkle some cacao powder to add a bit of a sweet, rich, chocolaty taste. Cacao is also loaded with antioxidants and is the perfect superfood to toss into your coffee. Yum!
Coconut cream. If you usually add creamer to your coffee, try using coconut cream. It’s not incredibly sweet, but it sweetens your coffee up a bit, also adding a light coconut flavor. You can even add a little cinnamon to this mix when you want to make it a little sweeter.
So, here you have quite a few options to make your coffee a little sweeter without turning to processed sugar on a daily basis. All options have a different flavor, so there must be at least one option here that appeals to you. Just try a few different combinations and you are sure to find a flavor that you like and that can replace the artificial sugar for you. What are you excited about trying?