So, y’all know I live for my morning cup of coffee. Since starting Whole 30 a few weeks ago, my morning ritual has been somewhat altered. I am that girl that takes her coffee and lattes with more milk & sugar than actual caffeine so when those items were both eliminated from my diet, I didn’t know what to do let alone how to drink my coffee. For a few weeks, I created my own healthy version of a frappe with coffee + banana + almond milk + ice but let’s be real, it is NOT the same. I missed the strong aroma & kick of a good espresso and really really missed just a simple cup of coffee as I slid into that 4:00 work slump.
I recently got Nespresso’s latest creation – the VertuoLine – and lucky for me, I can now have all of my favorite coffee beverages without the added crap you get from your local cafe. The VertuoLine brews both a single cup of coffee AND espresso…so we’re good there. It is also really slim which is perfect for my tight kitchen counter space (I think I need a McMansion). Oh, and did I mention this beauty also comes in a ton of awesome colors. I think it was definitely love as first sight with this chic + modern white machine but I also have a major crush on this red beauty.
Now remember, while I can have all the coffee I want (well, I’m sure there are some limits) I still can’t have any sweeteners, dairy, etc… basically all of the good stuff that made my coffee enjoyable. So, I decided to experiment with my new brewer to see what yummy creations I could create that were also Whole 30 compliant. After brewing my first cup of coffee I was seriously floored with how amazing the quality of the Nespresso pods were that I didn’t have a chance to try any other recipes! I used the Vanizio pod which has a really nice velvety texture with yummy hints of vanilla bean (so good, y’all). I added a splash of whole 30 approved almond milk and a few sprinkles of cinnamon and was good to go. It could be the rich, flavorful vanilla coffee or the fact that I haven’t had sugar in 20+ days but y’all, I drank a cup of coffee with not much added and I actually enjoyed it. For that reason alone, I am a true Nespresso converter — and I think you will be too! Actually, you should get one and we can have espresso tasting parties #turndownforwhat.
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