So I used to be a Splenda-holic, embarrassingly, I would use 4 Splenda in my coffee (grande size at Starbucks)...FOUR!?!?! Do you know how ultra sweet that is? Oh my goodness. It was absolutely SO sweet and because I was using artificial sweeteners it actually would make me crave more sweet things!
|The Best Coffee Ever|
So, about a year and a half ago, I decided enough was enough...I was starting to eat clean and decided this was one area I needed a MAJOR change! So, I decided to go cold turkey! I cut it out completely and stopped using anything to sweeten my coffee. It took me a while to get used to it, but I really just needed to lose that propensity for so much sweetness.
The other thing I needed to majorly change with my coffee was adding 1/2 and 1/2 to my coffee! I would add about 4 tablespoons of cream to my coffee each morning. Do you know how many calories and fat that is per year?
4 Tablespoons of 1/2 & 1/2 per morning:
-- 25,550 calories/year
-- 2,190 grams of fat/year
This is equal to an extra 7.3 pounds per year just from my cream in my coffee ALONE!!!
This was absolutely MIND BLOWING when I sat down and did this math! I couldn't believe it! Do you know that was enough to make me change what I was doing.
Now, I do understand that there is still fat and calories in my recipe below, however, this fits perfectly into my 21 Day Fix meal plan and I simply use a "fat" teaspoon for this!!! 1/2 & 1/2 is NOT 21 Day Fix friendly!!!
So...here's my "Best Coffee Ever" recipe...21 Day Fix Approved!!!
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil - depending on amount of coffee (equal to 1/2 teaspoon on the Fix)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Hand blender or blender with glass container.
Put the coconut oil and vanilla extract into your coffee (I place it directly into my coffee pot) and blend! I have a Cuisinart Smart Stick (hand blender) and stick that directly into my pot and blend!
UPDATE: I've gotten a lot of questions about suggestions on what to do if you don't have a hand blender or glass container, or if you're at work and can't use a blender.
- Get a larger mason jar (like a 4 cup one) and put the lid on and and get a good arm workout by shaking it up!!!
- Get an IKEA, $5.99 frother...these things are awesome. They are cheap and small but work really well. WARNING: You've got to have some space in your mug for it to whip the coffee around or it will be all over you and you'll have a burned hand!! So again, a mason jar may be a good investment for your morning cup of Joe! Click HERE to see the IKEA Frother
I want to hear from YOU...did you try this? How did you like it?? Share with your friends!!