Hmmm… a warm cup of coffee in the morning just can’t be beat. It’s a national pastime, heck, it’s a day-long activity for many (thank you, Starbucks, for making that such an easy reality). The “milk or sugar?” simplicity of dressing up your coffee is far behind us. There are dozens of ways to personalize your brew, but not all are good for your body. I won’t go into detail on the pitfalls of artificial sweeteners (stay away!) or how the sugary, artificially made, flavored creamers in the store are chemical $h*t storms (stay away again!).
I will, however, share with you a great option for dressing up your morning cup-o-joe without compromising flavor or your health. It’s dairy-free, flavorful, creamy and easy to make… and it blends seamlessly into hot coffee. What am I talking about? Cashew Creamer. It’s my all time favorite. I could almost drink it right out of the jar. (I actually love it in my chai tea to make it a latte.) It takes just a few ingredients and a blender and you’ll have enough to get you through a week of morning goodness. Frothing it in a Nespresso Aeroccino frother makes it even better!
Do you have a healthy way to doctor up your coffee? Please share it in the comments; I’d love to hear from you.
Gather these ingredients:
1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours, then drained
2 cups filtered water
1 pitted date
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cardamom
¼ tsp. coriander
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Put it all together:
Put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until well combined. If you want a thinner consistency add ½ cup water or more to your preference.
Keeps for one week in the fridge in a sealed container (using a mason jar is a good option).
This is also good poured over fresh berries for dessert.