Make Your Own Skinny Latte

You’ll Save Fat, Calories and $$$ When You Make Your Own Skinny Latte

You Control The Fat and Calories

You are in complete control of the calories and fat when you make your own skinny latte. This is an idea I got from a friend who makes her own – even when she’s on the road – not only because they taste good, but because they can help with the prevention of osteopenia which eventually leads to osteoporosis.

Coffee Pros and Cons

Coffee is believed to be good for us in many ways.  It is rich in antioxidants and studies have shown that coffee drinkers are at a lower risk for several diseases including Parkinson’s, diabetes, and liver cirrhosis.  What coffee does for us mentally is also positive. It helps us stay awake through a long meeting at work, face a workout when we’d rather stay in bed, and improve our mood.

Like everything else though, too much of a good thing can create problems for us. One of the downsides of drinking too much coffee is an increased risk of Osteoporisis, which is a debilitating, bone thinning disease that can occur as we age.  While some decrease in bone density naturally occurs over the years, we want to do whatever we can to reduce the amount of calcium vacating the bones.  Putting a little extra skim milk in the latte may help counteract this negative side effect of coffee.

Here’s The Skinny On The Homemade Latte.

You’ll need:

  • A pot of flavored, brewed coffee.  If you don’t have flavored coffee, add some cinnamon to the coffee grounds before brewing.
  • A tall coffee cup filled halfway with skim milk.
  • About a tablespoon of honey poured into the skim milk. (Add more is you’d like).
  • Heat the skim milk and honey for a few seconds in the microwave.  Be careful not to scorch the milk.
  • Add the brewed coffee.
This low-fat skinny latte is the perfect pick-me-up on a Saturday afternoon or during a morning shopping trip, and is great for a mid-morning break at work. The friend that gave me the idea even puts this concoction together at Panera’s so you don’t have to make ahead of time if you’re in a hurry. It’s almost too easy. Enjoy!