I have never been a big “milk” person. I didn’t grow up drinking a tall glass of milk every morning before school. I’m grossed out even talking about it if we’re being honest. One of the main reasons I don’t like milk is because it doesn’t sit well with my stomach. So for years, I’ve used almond milk or coconut milk to use for cooking, to add to my morning smoothie, and to splash in my coffee.
I always make my coffee at work, but the creamer options are not ideal. All of those no-refrigeration necessary creamers are all full of icky chemicals and fillers. Not to mention all those crazy flavors are FILLED with sugar. And if you know me, you know I try to avoid processed sugar as often as possible. One bite of milk chocolate and I turn into a pizza face, no joke. I truly don’t even like my coffee sweet – I prefer either black or with a bit of coconut milk.
I was strolling around Whole Foods one day grabbing some greek yogurts for lunch and I came across Califia Farms Better Half creamer. I was instantly drawn to it because it was unsweetened and dairy-free! Then I had to do my regular ingredient check. If there’s more than 5-10 ingredients in an item, I will 9 times out of 10 put it back on the shelf. The ingredient list was very short so we were in the clear.
Better Half is made with coconut cream & almond milk aka MY DREAM CREAMER. Not that I am either of these things, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free. In the unsweetened version, the serving size is 2 tbsps that packs only 15 cals, 0g of sugar, 0g of carbs, and 1.5g of fat. LOVING that. I don’t think I had ever been so excited to brew a cup of coffee ever in my life.
Better Half TOTALLY lived up to my expectations. It’s rich, so you just need a little splash. The best part is that it doesn’t taste artificial and you don’t have to feel bad about making that morning cup of coffee…or the other 4 cups you make throughout the day. AND it’s just about 17 oz so it can fit perfectly in your work fridge without taking up too much space.
I switch up my grocery shopping between Publix, Whole Foods, and Target, and ALL of them carry Califia Farms products. However, Whole Foods is the only one I have found that carries the Better Half. So if you’re going to try out the best creamer EVER, which you should, head over to Whole Foods pronto. You’re welcome in advance.
Have you guys tried this stuff before? How do you take your coffee in the AM? Let me know!
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