Coffee cream alternatives can really help with your quest to lose fat and get your leanest body.
Coffee is a powerful antioxidant and if you know anything about me, you’ll know I recommend drinking coffee to help you stay lean and act as a stimulant before a workout.
It’s the only “fat burning” fuel I’ve ever used to get down to the single digits of body fat, but if you’re adding a lot of cream or full fat milk to your brew you could be really hurting your progress, especially if you’re drinking it every day.
If you’re having cream in your coffee and already at the brink of your daily calorie allowance, those extra calories can be the difference between seeing mediocre results and getting the fat loss results you want.
Luckily, I have found 7 coffee cream alternatives that can really spice up your brew without adding those extra calories.
If you’re trying to get to your leanest condition the following are worth looking into and they contain so many other health benefits as well.
What I love about cinnamon is it’s a proven thermogenic, helping your body immobilize fat and adding a nice spice to your brew.
Cinnamon also has other health benefits worth a mention including:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Protects against heart health
- Fights infections and viruses
- Helps fight against diabetes
Adding 1/8 tsp. of ground cinnamon per cup of coffee is all you need to spice up your brew.
Vanilla extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation in the body. It also has the following health benefits:
- Improves mental health
- Reduces fever
- Lowers cholesterol
Try adding a few drops of pure vanilla extract to your brew instead for the best benefits.
Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a healthy fat that improves heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It also provides electrolytes, prevents fatigue and helps with weight loss.
Add it to your brew as you would milk or cream.
Ginger root is another healthy alternative that has many benefits associated with it. It helps treat nausea, fight fungal infections and protects against stomach ulcers.
Ginger root also helps to regulate blood sugar which is particularly useful in preventing insulin spikes.
Adding 1/8 tsp. of ginger root per cup of coffee is all you need to spice up your brew.
Peppermint oil has a calming effect on the body and soothes digestive issues, it can be quite strong so only a few drops are needed to be added to your brew.
Maple extract contains numerous antioxidants and gets a low score on the glycaemic index. It also has the following health benefits:
- Fights inflammatory diseases
- Helps protect skin health
- Healthy alternative to sugar for improved digestion
- Supplies important vitamins and minerals
Adding just a few drops to your brew is all you need to take advantage of some amazing health benefits.
Raw Cacao Powder
Raw cacao powder is one of my favourites as it contains forty times the antioxidants of blueberries, is the highest plant-based source of iron and is full of magnesium for a healthy heart and brain.
That’s a lot of benefits and if that isn’t enough it contains more calcium than cow’s milk and acts as a natural mood elevator as well.
Just add 1 teaspoon full to your brew to take advantage of all the health benefits it has to offer.
There you have it, 7 powerful alternatives to cream in your coffee that offer tons of health benefits without the added calories.
If you’re trying to save calories to get into your leanest condition they’re worth checking out.
To your success in fitness and health!