Dairy and Sugar Alternatives for Your Coffee

Sep 27, 2021

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Did you know that coffee is considered medicinal? Now I’m not talking about Starbucks sugar-laden-fat-having-stupid-expensive kind of coffee, I’m talking about a nice whole roasted organic fair-trade bean. Not conventional coffee either, which can be full of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Granted, coffee (especially good coffee) can be expensive, but worth it!

Life is too short to drink crappy coffee! And drinking crappy coffee can expose you to many toxins that can shorten your life. Then if you add inflammatory sugar and dairy products to it, it’s just all wrong! So, drink responsibly!

Here are some of my favorite replacements to the bad things we love to put in our coffee!


Choose a nice organic alternative! You can go to almond, coconut, oat, or even rice milk. Depends on how creamy you like it. I used to use either half-and-half or heavy whipping cream. I found my new favorite is Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Beverage. I’ve used Nutpods for years before this one came through. Test drive them all and find your best fit!


Coconut sugar and a raw organic turbinado mixed blend is a great go-to if you are beginning your sugar detox from the coffee habit.

Switching to just monk fruit, stevia, honey, agave, or coconut sugar is where you’ll find your low glycemic and calorie options. Go on an exploratory expedition! You will find something that suits you, I did. 😉

What to Order at Starbucks

If you think you’re being compliant by ordering your Pumpkin Spice Latte with almond or coconut milk, I’m sorry to tell you you’re being duped. The syrup they use is made from condensed milk. That’s a deal-breaker if you have celiac kiddies, sorry. Black brewed coffee is always safe, but usually not organic. Some places will offer a Clover with exotic organic beans. THIS is always my go-to! Not always available though.

Now you can get away with the mocha if you really need to order something at Starbucks. The mocha chocolate syrup consists of sugar, brewed coffee, and cocoa powder. Add that to your alternative dairy milk and a shot of espresso (or 12 🤪) and rock on! 🤘🏼

The best advice, do your own coffee at home. Save money, calories, and exposure to pesticides and other toxic chemicals.

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Dawna Weiss, CN, PMP

Founded by clinical nutritionist, body-talk practitioner, and herbalist, Dawna Rider-Weiss, Inspired Living aligns your mind, body, and soul by delivering a scientific, clinical approach to food and herbs with an ancient but modern process for applying spiritual practices in everyday life. Schedule a session with Dawna by texting (916) 761-8431.

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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.

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