If you're on a diet, you may be struggling to do without your morning latte or frappe. However, with as many calories as you'll generally find in these drinks, they truly have no place in a healthy diet. That does not mean you have to do without your coffee drinks entirely or reach for plain, boring, black coffee. Here are four coffee drinks you can make at home using sugar-free syrups -- and that won't break your diet:
Mint Coconut Cream
Creamy with a hint of peppermint, this delicious coffee drink will wake you up and rejuvenate you in the morning.
Ingredients (for one drink):
- 8 ounces black coffee
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free mint syrup
Combine these three ingredients in a coffee mug, and stir. You can add a few mint leaves as garnish if you prefer.
Frozen Raspberry Macchiato
Macchiatos are made with espresso and milk for a bold flavor. A regular macchiato may be too strong for you, but this version, made with almond milk and raspberry syrup, is a great choice.
- 1 shot freshly brewed espresso
- 1 teaspoon raspberry sugar-free syrup
- 1/4 cup almond milk
Pour the espresso into a macchiato mug, or if you do not have one, a small teacup. Stir in the syrup. Then, slowly pour in the almond milk, allowing it to swirl around with the coffee. Do not stir before serving.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
PSLs are a favorite in the fall, but most versions pack a ton of calories. This one is different, but it still has plenty of spice.
- 8 ounces freshly brewed black coffee
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon ginger sugar-free syrup
- 1/4 cup pumpkin pie spice
- 1 pinch cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mug, and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if you prefer.
If you prefer your coffee drinks frozen, this one is for you! It's made with caramel syrup, but you can substitute your personal favorite if you prefer.
- 1 cup freshly brewed black coffee
- 6 large ice cubes
- 1/2 cup cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon caramel simple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and pulse a few times until the ice cubes are broken into chunks. Then, run the blender on high until the mixture takes on a slush-like consistency. Pour into a large glass, and enjoy.