Okay, EW, have you ever taken the time to look at the ingredients in your coffee creamer? I’m actually super upset (but my body is praising me) that I did because I was so head-over-heels-in-love with the cinnamon coffee creamer that I was completely addicted to it.
Because it is sooo bad for you, we had to break up + it wasn’t pretty. Withdrawals + everything.
+ then I found something better: full-fat coconut milk.
This stuff is real goooood. If you’re into that whole super sweet thing then you are going to want to add stevia or honey to it. I add a bit of coconut sugar just to kill the bitterness. And then cinnamon OF COURSE.
It takes a little more effort as you need to make it yourself (because that’s so hard, right?) + prep it a little more often. I wouldn’t make more than one at a time because the coconut milk goes rancid if you don’t use it fast enough. And it’s bad. It ruins your coffee + then ruins your mood because it ruined your coffee. Nono, we don’t like that.
Also, remember to wash the jar each time. We don’t need any hanging out, waiting to ruin the new batch.
Coconut Milk Creamer:
- 1 can of organic full-fat coconut milk
- 1-2 TBS of coconut sugar (use stevia or honey if you like it sweeter)
- 2 TSP cinnamon
Combine all ingredients into a mason jar and stir/shake. Place this in the fridge to use for your morning (or afternoon pick-me-up) coffee. Just remember to shake a few times before opening. The coconut sugar and cinnamon like to sink + clump up.
There really is a ton of fake stuff in creamers! So many chemicals with names that we can barely pronounce like Carageenan. This one is the worst + one of the most pointless ingredients as its sole purpose is to thicken things. Like, I’m sorry, but I don’t need my coffee creamer thicker at the expense of my health. WHO CARES HOW THICK IT IS.
Cargeenan is destructive to your digestive system. Here, they compare it to that of salmonella. Eww, sicky sicky ew ew EW. They are currently conducting studies to show its effect on colitis + diabetes. + even worse: GI cancer.
Carageenan is a bad fish + it’s in EVERYTHING: Ice cream, nut milks, yogurts, coffee creamers, etc. etc. etc. Make sure you are checking the ingredients list the next time you are at the store. This sneaky villian even shows its ugly face in organic foods so always always check!