I thought I’d be spontaneous today and join in with Denyse of Denyse Whelan Blogs‘ #LifeThis Week and this time with a post fresh off the press and not an old one. You’re welcome! So the optional topic this week is ‘Tea, Coffee or what?’
My hot beverage of choice
Right now for me, the hot beverage of choice is coffee.
If I’m out I like a 1/2 strength Cappuccino made on lactose free milk (most places seem to use Zymil milk) and I’ll add a stevia sweetener (I always carry these in my handbag). If I’m at home I have about 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee, either some almond milk or Liddells (lactose free) skim milk, and of course some stevia. Occasionally I’ll use our Nespresso Coffee Pod machine, as long as there are some of the weaker pods at hand.
As you can see I am no coffee connoisseur. True coffee connoisseur’s like strong, black coffee in its various forms. I just can’t go there and in fact, my body will rebel if I try.
It has only been in recent years that I’ve become lactose intolerant and in fact I think there may be some kind of dairy intolerance as well. I really should go and get tested properly so I know exactly what I’m dealing with. I won’t go into the details as to what happens if I eat or drink the wrong thing, but you can probably imagine.
Many moons ago
Many moons ago, during my pregnancies, I couldn’t stomach coffee at all so I opted for tea. By tea I mean a Bushells teabag, milk and back then I think I used to use ‘Sugarine‘ for sweetener. I have never managed to become a REAL tea drinker though I have tried. I would really like to be a proper tea drinker because there are so many teas that have health benefits that are good for us. Here’s my most recent attempt to become a tea drinker – the post where I did a tea review by a coffee drinking novice.
It wasn’t until I returned to work and the office environment (after having babies) that I was converted back to being a coffee drinker. There’s no escaping the coffee culture in the corporate world!
Lessons learned and if I had a free pass
I have learnt the hard way that when I fly (on a plane, but gee I wish I could fly myself!) I must order tea and not coffee. The coffee on flights is always way too strong for me. Tea is safe. Coffee is dangerous. Lesson learned.
If I could drink any hot beverage I liked and not have to worry about calories, it being bad for me, or it disagreeing with me – I would choose one of these two:
- Hot Chocolate
- Chai Latte
Another drink I’d like if I had a free pass is not hot but it contains coffee is:
- Iced Coffee (yum!)
How about you – what is your hot (or cold) beverage of choice? Coffee, Tea or What?
Ciao for now,