Changing some of the foods you routinely consume is one way to achieve a healthier lifestyle. For many, mornings start off with a cup of coffee, tinged light brown by a splash or two of cream, half and half or even powdered creamer. You can make your own coffee creamer by using similar ingredients; however, choose non-dairy, sugar-free and low-fat options to make a healthier version. Make a powdered, non-dairy creamer to store for later use or a liquid, non-dairy creamer to use immediately. Add this to my Recipe Box.
Measure 1 cup of almond meal, rice milk powder or dairy-free powdered milk. Pour into a bowl.2
Add 1/4 cup of sugar-free sweetener such as aspartame or stevia.3
Stir with a fork to break up lumps. You may need to play with ratios depending on how sweet you want the creamer to be. Store the mixture in an airtight container.
Put 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. unflavored soy or almond milk in a blender.5
Add 1 tbsp. sugar-free sweetener of your choice such as stevia, aspartame or sucralose. Blend together on low.6
Add 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum, which will thicken the creamer.7
Pour the creamer into a pitcher. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap to store. Use within one week.