Eat Your Coffee!

Caffeine is all the buzz these days (no pun intended!) thanks to coffee. Products from caffeine shots to caffeinated peanut butter seem to be popping up everywhere. I love that coffee is a super food and I happily enjoy my daily morning cup of joe.

I love coffee’s bitter taste, it reminds me of dark chocolate without the sweetness. I often finish a rich meal out at a restaurant with a cup of espresso. I don’t drink espresso every day though, so when I do, it’s like a special treat. Speaking of, I love coffee/espresso flavored treats – they have that nice bitter taste and slight zing that you get with a cup of coffee, such as coffee ice cream and dark chocolate covered coffee beans (YUM)! The richness of coffee desserts make it so that I don’t have to eat as much of them to feel satisfied. So, I was excited when I realized I could use my Nespresso machine to easily make coffee flavored desserts myself.  Here are some of the favorite coffee/espresso flavored desserts:

Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake by Kurry Leaves:  This is a super simple and quick recipe! You probably have all the ingredients you need for it in your kitchen right now.  This is my favorite for when I have a strong chocolate craving after dinner.

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Raw Vegan Espresso Brownies from FoodDoodles:  This recipe is raw, vegan and delicious! With only healthy all natural  ingredients like walnuts & dates and no added sugars, you never have to feel guilty about indulging in these. They’re a great dessert treat, but it’s also a nice pre/post- workout snack that you can quickly throw in your purse to take with you.

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Espresso Martini: 1 Park Kahlua + 2 Parks Vodka + 1 Shot Espresso (chilled) = perfect treat for the adults and a great party pleaser!


Espresso Sunday: Drizzle a shot of espresso over vanilla ice cream and add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (or toppings of your choice).

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What’s great about using the Nespresso machine to make these is that it simplifies the cooking process and I can add that nice rich coffee taste with the click of a button. I am madly in love with my new pods by, which recently launched in the US after becoming the top online retailer in Europe. Gourmesso is a New York based startup company offering quality coffee priced 30% less than Nespresso. Gourmesso has 25 blends,  many of which are Fair-Trade certified.  I don’t feel as guilty now indulging in a delicious coffee treat or espresso pick me up mid day.

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy your coffee?





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