Sipping Smart: 7 Low-Calorie Delights at Your Favorite Coffee Shops.

Bwe Kafe. 1401 Adams
Saturday morning coffee shop

Coffee shops are cozy sanctuaries for many, offering a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We prefer to head two blocks west to Bwe Kafe at 1401 Adams Street or 1002 Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, the tempting array of sugary concoctions can sometimes make it challenging to stick to a healthy lifestyle. Fear not, as there’s a plethora of low-calorie options waiting to be discovered. Let’s delve into some guilt-free delights that’ll keep you energized without tipping the scale.

1. Black Coffee: The simplest yet most underrated option. Black coffee contains zero calories and is packed with antioxidants, making it a great choice for those watching their calorie intake. Plus, it’s the perfect canvas to appreciate the intricate flavors of high-quality beans. Since Bwe’s owners roast their own beans themselves, the quality never falters and you can even pick up some to go and you can brew at home.

2. Americano: Similar to black coffee but with a bit more water, an Americano is a fantastic choice for those who prefer a milder flavor. It’s light on calories but still packs a caffeine punch to kickstart your day. One a warmer day, and Iced Americano hits the spot.

3. Cold Brew: A refreshing alternative to hot coffee, cold brew is brewed with cold water over an extended period, resulting in a smoother, less acidic taste. Served over ice, it’s a delightful summer treat without the added calories of milk or syrups. Personally I prefer mine brewed with a little Chicory.

4. Iced Tea: Many coffee shops offer a variety of iced teas, ranging from traditional black and green teas to fruity herbal blends. Opt for unsweetened versions to keep the calorie count low while enjoying a refreshing burst of flavor.

5. Lightly Sweetened Options: If you have a sweet tooth but still want to keep the calories in check, look for beverages that are lightly sweetened or offer sugar-free syrup options. A splash of almond or coconut milk can also add creaminess without the excess calories of dairy.

6. Sparkling Water: Sometimes, all you need is a bubbly pick-me-up. Many coffee shops now offer a selection of sparkling water or flavored soda water, perfect for those who want to hydrate without any added sugars or artificial sweeteners.

7. Tea Lattes: For a cozy alternative to coffee, consider indulging in a tea latte. Choose herbal or green tea varieties and opt for unsweetened milk alternatives like almond or oat milk to keep the calorie count down while still enjoying a creamy, comforting beverage.

Navigating the menu at your favorite coffee shop doesn’t have to derail your healthy habits. With a little mindfulness and creativity, there are plenty of low-calorie options to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re craving a classic black coffee or a refreshing iced tea, there’s something for everyone to sip smart and stay on track towards their wellness goals. Cheers to guilt-free indulgence!

FORGE AHEAD!

Coach Dave

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