How to Sweeten Coffee on Whole 30
Whole 30 is a popular 30-day reset meal plan in which dieters completely eliminate certain food groups and focus on whole, unprocessed foods. If you’ve chosen to participate in Whole 30 and you’re a coffee drinker, following the strict dietary requirements means you have to watch out for certain ingredients. Here’s what you need to know to sweeten your coffee while on Whole 30.
On Whole 30, dieters are not permitted to consume added sweeteners, including:
- Sugar – Refined sugars such as maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar and monk fruit are not allowed.
- Artificial Sweeteners – Synthetic zero-calorie sweeteners like aspartame, ace-K and Splenda are not allowed.
- Dairy Products – Dairy products like cream and creamers are not allowed.
Try Fruit and Spices
In place of sweeteners, you can try adding fruit and spices to your coffee. Here are a few suggestions:
- Frozen Berries – Add a handful of frozen berries to your freshly brewed coffee. The natural sugars found in the frozen berries will sweeten your coffee.
- Vanilla Extract – Add a few drops of natural vanilla extract to add sweetness without all of the added sugar.
- Cinnamon – Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over you coffee for a little flavor and sweetness.
- Nutmeg – Nutmeg will add warmth, flavor and sweetness to your coffee.
Switch to Herbal Coffee
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding alternatives for sweeteners, try substituting herbal coffee for your normal coffee. Dandelion root coffee and chicory root coffee are delicious alternatives that don’t contain any added sweeteners and are Whole 30 approved.
Following Whole 30 and trying to sweeten you coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. Avoid sweeteners, try fruit and spices, or switch to herbal coffee. Whatever your preference is, these tips can help you get the most out of your Whole 30 experience.