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5 Healthy Coffee Drinks to Make at Home

5 Healthy Coffee Drinks to Make at Home
As much as we all love our Starbucks runs and adore supporting local delicious coffee shops, those coffee dollars can add up quickly. Not only is making coffee at home much cheaper, but it can also be a lot of fun and healthier! Check out 5 of our favorite at-home coffee drinks:

To keep it simple & cool on a warm day:
Homemade Cold Brew w/ Silk Oatmeal Cookie Creamer
Making cold brew coffee at home is surprisingly quite simple. If you don’t already have one, you can order a cold brew coffee maker on Amazon for under $25. Grab a bag of your favorite whole bean coffee, grind up the beans in a coffee grinder (but make sure to grind them less than typical ground coffee - you need coarse grounds for cold brew), add it into your cold brew maker along with some filtered water, then let it sit in your fridge overnight. In the morning, pour a glass of cold brew, pull out your Silk Oatmeal Cookie Creamer (SO yummy), give it a good frothing with a frothing wand, then pour it into your cold brew. Viola! You’re ready to go. This is a go-to! We say we drink this when it’s warm out, but let’s be honest, we love this so much that we drink it even when it’s cold out.

On a day where you want a healthy dessert with breakfast:
Homemade Dairy-Free Banana Frappuccino
This recipe is one that our blogger has created over time after researching various recipes plus some trial-and-error. To prep the night beforehand, pour almond milk into an ice cube tray (we like to keep at least 10 frozen almond milk cubes at one time) and stick it in the freezer. Place a few bananas in the freezer as well! In the morning when it’s time to make your Frappuccino, you’ll grab your blender and add in a frozen banana and 3-4 medium sized frozen almond milk cubes. Pour in either cold brew coffee, brewed coffee that has been placed in the fridge long enough to be cool, or cooled-down espresso (add in some almond milk if you choose the espresso option so you have more liquid to blend). Blend it all up! Options for added flavors: add in honey, cacao nibs, vanilla extract, and/or your creamer of choice.

When you’re feeling fall-ish:
Brewed Coffee with Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer
We LOVE the Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer (we aren’t even sponsored by them, we’re just fans of their products!) It tastes just like fall, is 25 cals/tbsp, free from dairy, gluten, and artificial colors and flavors, and it has 0g cholesterol or saturated fats. Sounds like a win! Pour this creamer into simple brewed coffee and make it taste like it’s straight out of a fancy coffee shop!

Keep it warm and healthy on a cold day:
Guilt-Free Mocha
Brew your hot coffee, then steam your milk of choice (go for unsweetened almond milk for the least amount of calories, we love unsweetened vanilla) with a steamer or on the stovetop with a whisk to froth if you do not have a steamer. The recipe is 1-1 for coffee and milk, then add in a tablespoon or less (to your liking) of cocoa powder. Option to add honey, stevia, or other sweetener. Mix it all up and enjoy!

When you want a sweet and flavorful touch:
Make your own syrup and add it to your coffee of choice!
Flavored syrups are always a hit at coffee shops and are something most of us don’t typically keep at home. Unfortunately, most purchased syrups tend to be full of preservatives and quite unhealthy. If you’re looking to add syrup into any coffee drink at home, make your own flavored syrup! The linked article is a great and easy recipe to make your own syrup. It takes less than 10 minutes to do, and you may already have most or all of the ingredients to make it happen! Once you’ve made your syrup, you can store it in your fridge for up to a month and add it into your coffee of choice!

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