SierraFatToSkinny wrote: »
Drinking coffee right now.
I'm sipping De La Gente coffee from Guatemala. My roommate actually knows the coffee farmer and for Christmas he had the farmer ship out some for me.
I'm also nibbling on some dark chocolate. It's a lovely evening!
I feel like I'm a fingernail away from actualization.
mebelfanti wrote: »
Does anyone have any creamer substitutes that do not require refrigeration? I have my coffee at work and we are not allowed to keep things in the office fridge long term. Remembering to bring coffee creamer every day is just not worth the hassle.
nielsonfam wrote: »
I tried adding a small bit of coconut oil to my coffee but it didn't really mix in well - is there a particular brand that works better for this?
mermaid1890 wrote: »
1. There are a lot of awesome options here. I especially encourage spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cayenne, turmeric) and extracts (vanilla, literally every nut, make your own with vodka) as great flavors
2. Having good beans makes a huge difference in acidity, which is why people add milk in the first place. Research brewing styles helps also
3. And now my added bit: I'm currently on low fodmap and the only sweetener really allowed for me is maple syrup, which was a nice surprise because a month ago (pre-low fodmap, lots of loose stools) while on a trip to Burlington I discovered that drinking full fat lattes with maple syrup (aka a Vermont Latte) made coffee MUCH easier on my stomach. I normally only have matcha with honey and no coffee except on some weekends, but I work a couple of weeks every year as a travel nanny and always allow myself as many caffeinated beverages and I feel I need to keep up with the kids (3 and 6). After that trip I switched to one matcha with honey and one coffee with 1/2 T maple syrup (preferably "dark amber" or "grade b"). Now on low fodmap I rely on a plain matcha plus an iced coffee with 1/2 T maple syrup to get through my day with enough energy. I have been tested for lactose intolerance, dairy allergy, and both are negative; I also usually see improved symptoms with one glass of stove-top heated warm milk if I have an upset stomach. If you suspect dairy is an issue for you I HIGHLY recommend getting tested for both the allergy and the tolerance. They also just started offering A2 milk in the USA a couple years ago and I've heard anecdotally that it is great for people who have neither issue but struggle with milk.
Sorry for the essay, I hope it helps!
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