Are you tired of that plain cup of java each morning? Wish you could load your mug with flavored coffee but can’t afford the calories ? Well, the good news is there are flavor enhancers that are heavy on taste and skinny on the figure. Be your own barista and enjoy a good cup of flavored café.
Flavored coffee beans
Many markets and specialty coffee stores sell flavored coffee beans. The beans are coated with a flavor ingredient adding no additional calories to the bean. Many of us are familiar with coffee flavors like hazelnut or vanilla bean, but companies today have mastered the art of flavoring coffee with additional tastes by adding fruit, nut, and spice infusions to the beans. There are flavors on the market such as amaretto, chocolate mocha, orange, peppermint and coconut cream. Using ground, flavored coffee beans will not add any additional calories to your cup of coffee.
Spices and extracts
An old remedy to flavoring regular coffee is by adding spices such as cinnamon or cardamon to the grinds before brewing. Whichever method you use to make coffee, the flavor blends with the liquid while brewing. Another easy way is to add a drop or two of baking extracts, such as peppermint, almond or vanilla flavoring, to the brewed coffee. Either way you will get a flavor to your java that changes the pace from just the ordinary kind.
Pure herbal tea
Health food stores and some markets stock tea that is a single flavor such as blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, ginger, or peppermint. Just tear open a tea bag of this single flavor herbal tea and mix it into the coffee grounds. Brew as usual for unique coffee flavors , the natural way!
Coffee flavor drops
Flavor drops are highly concentrated, natural water-based flavorings that can be used with many foods, including coffee. Just a few drops can twist a plain cup of coffee into a delightful flavorful drink. Think about turning your morning café into a cappuccino or caramel-flavored beverage without artificial ingredients, sweeteners, or cream. There are a variety of flavors to choose from. No calories – just flavor!
Use flavored Splenda
If you already use a no-calorie sweetener like Splenda, are you aware that they offer three ways to make flavored coffee as well? Indulge in their three delicious varieties: Hazelnut, Mocha and French Vanilla.
These individual sticks contain the flavoring plus Splenda’s sweetener for a one-step process that makes a rich cup of coffee minus the caloric guilt .