How to Sweeten Coffee without Sugar

February 28, 2017

1. Raw honey

 Honey is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal—so much so that it’s even been used to treat wounds. Just remember that it’s not chemically the same as sugar - but use raw honey not the processed stuff.

2. Salt

This may sound crazy but but a tiny pinch of salt can enhance the natural sweetness in many ingredients and dishes—and especially in anything with fresh fruit. Just a tiny pinch..

3. Organic Milk or Cream

It’s less well known that lactose is, in fact, a type of natural sugar that lends a gentle hint of sweetness to all kinds of recipes. Think about how a little cuts the bitterness in your coffee.

4. Grated Carrots

Their natural sugars bring just the right amount of sweetness (and a dose of vitamin A and beta carotene)—with no added sugar. 

5. Beetroot 

Much of the refined sugar you eat comes from beetroot—and for good reason. They are among the sweetest plants growing. 

6. Maple Syrup

Its complex flavors bring sweetness to baked goods and is a big improvement over granulated sugar in your morning coffee. Luckily, it doesn’t just taste fantastic. With slightly fewer calories and more minerals than honey, this antioxidant-rich elixir has health benefits, too.

7. Stevia 

If none of the above solutions solves your sugar dilemma, you may want to reach for a sugar substitute. Of the currently available options, stevia, which is derived from an herb and has been used in certain parts of the world for centuries, is probably your healthiest bet. It’s super sweet—many times sweeter than sugar or honey—and should be used in moderation.

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