I Like It a Latte! Spice Up Your Morning Mug

If you're trying to cut back on added sugars, sweetened coffee drinks are a great target. Mochas and blended coffee drinks are jam-packed with added sugars, added fats and aren't doing your waistline any favors. Try making your coffee at home to save money, calories and wasting paper cups. Triple win!

When you brew your coffee, you'll get the best flavor if you grind the beans just before brewing. Most of the time I remember to do this the night before as part of my "getting ready for tomorrow" routine. One simple way to mix things up? Add some spices!
Good choices:


  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • dried or fresh orange peel (orange zest)
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract

Simply add your desired spices to the coffee grounds before brewing et voila! Spiced coffee without added sugar!

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Holly Larson, RD, is a registered dietitian in Oxford, Ohio. Read her blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.