We all love a cup of coffee now and again. Some of us use it as a powerful pre workout, some of us use it as a pick me up on the way to work and some of us just love it!
I could write about the pros and cons of coffee spanning a few articles but this is simply for those that fancy a cup without the added sugar or milk and are looking for a way to enhance the flavour.
Coffee with cinnamon
Simply stirring in half a teaspoon of cinnamon into your pre workout or morning coffee will give it that delicious warming festive flavour. But it will also improve your insulin sensitivity, meaning that you will be able to shuttle carbs into your muscle more easily after drinking it.
Coffee with cardamom
Although this may look a bit strange cardamom coffee is really tasty. Simply throw a few pods in whilst its brewing then remove them before drinking to get a delicious taste and an even more delicious aroma.
Coffee with cacao or cocoa
Add either of these for a slightly malty and distantly chocolate flavour (don’t expect it to taste like chocolate if you’re not having sugar).
Cacao is: cacao beans that have been dried and heated at low temperature to separate the fat from the bean.
Cocoa: is the same as cacao but it is heated at high temperatures leading to a slightly sweeter taste.
Coffee with sea salt
Pink sea salt in your morning cup will give you a small amount of sodium, beneficial in helping produce bile and aiding with hydration (its an electrolyte). Pink sea salt is also rich in minerals so its far more beneficial than regular table salt
It will really enhance the flavour of the coffee. Everyone thought chocolate with sea salt was weird until they tried it.
Coffee with star anise
Again, like the cardamom addition it may look a tad strange but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Its on of my favourite additions.
I’ve not tried these but apparently they are quite nice….
Coffee with coconut flakes
Coffee with nutmeg
Coffee with orange juice
Coffee with Vanilla
What I use….
One of my favourite little treats when I’m not adding bizarre ingredients to my coffee cups is Beanies Flavoured coffee. You can buy some really tasty ones here. (hazelnut is my favourite flavour and its sugar free) 😉