Thursday, September 1, 2016
By saving salad dressing bottles and removing the labels, I have my own more "responsible" version. I'm recycling and drinking less sugar. For the coffee version, I took some of the coffee from the pot this morning, added a little sugar, then took a small piece of Bakers semi-sweet chocolate and melted it with some more coffee in the microwave. Adding that to the bottle and filling it half way with milk, then giving it a good shake meant I had my own mixture of coffee, milk, sugar and chocolate -- not much different than what I'd get if I bought an iced beverage. I'll have a bottle of each in my lunch bag tomorrow. That means iced tea with lunch and a coffee treat when I get ready to nap at around 3PM.
Each of these beverages provide me with a single serving containing less than one teaspoon of sugar. When I do this without starting with a supermarket base (which is usually the case,) the chemical/preservative content is minimal (if non-existent). The packaging is 100% recycled. We feel a lot better about making our own and although it takes a little bit of extra time, the flavor is well worth it.