In honor of National Coffee Day…

(which I didn’t know was a thing until I opened up my email this am) I’m going to review some of the many posts I have written about coffee.

You see, in my world, every day is National Coffee Day.



It’s not like I drink a ton of it, but coffee is an important part of my morning ritual.  I love to sip it from my favorite mug while I have a little quiet time before the day gets underway.

One of my very first posts was about coffee.

My morning super coffee

I have tried practically every method of brewing, and my favorite is the French press.  Here’s why…

I’ve been cheating on my Keurig…


After I brew my coffee, I pour it into my Vitamix and add some coconut oil, liquid stevia and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. (If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve definitely heard this before!)  Then I blend it on high until it makes a delicious creamy and frothy drink.

When I’m traveling, it’s hard to find non-dairy creamer that isn’t loaded with crap, so I usually bring my own.  My favorite is called Nut Pods.  Nutpods are made from coconut and almonds, have no added sugar, and have the rich creaminess of actual half and half. They come in little tetra packs that don’t need to be refrigerated until they are open.  Love this product so much that I wrote a whole post:

It’s the little things...

Cold brew coffee is popping up everywhere these days… even Dunkin Donuts and Sheetz are jumping on the bandwagon!    Find out which one is my favorite here:

Do you cold brew?

I even discussed some of the problems I’ve had with coffee in the past, in this post:

Coffee…friend or foe?

So there you have it!  Somehow National Guacamole Day came and went…I couldn’t let that happen with National Coffee Day.  And when is happy, healthy and hot day?  We need to get that on the calendar!

Can drinking coffee make you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Sure, as long as you’re mixing it with the right stuff!

If you enjoy coffee, the daily ritual will make you happy (and you could certainly do the same with tea!)  As long as you are staying away from heavily sweetened artificially flavored creamers, coffee can be a healthy drink, providing valuable antioxidants.  And if you’re mixing in coconut oil and collagen peptides, for healthy, glowing skin, strong nails, and shiny hair, you’ll definitely be hot!


Bodum French Press


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Nutiva Coconut Oil

NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia





4 thoughts on “In honor of National Coffee Day…

  1. I love coffee too! I try to limit it to 2 cups and morning only. We have quite a basic Krupps machine that takes pods. I use americano for a bulletproof or espresso with a little cream. I will try to hunt out those nut pods, they sounds great. I’m not so good with the dairy in the cooler months, I notice. This morning my second cup was a flat white in a very lovely park cafe after an early morning walk. I must do that more often!

    Thanks for that Southwestern Chicken recipe, it was delicious! I will definitely be doing that again, it was very popular in this house.

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    1. Hi Tanya! I’m so glad you liked the Southwest Chicken. It is so easy and there are so many things you can do with it. I make it all the time! I try to limit my coffee to morning…always one bright and early and maybe another mid morning. Unless I know I’m going to be up much later than usual. Your flat white in the cafe in the park sounds wonderful!


    1. Yes, the Nut Pods are wonderful. Really creamy and rich tasting but no dairy and no crappy chemicals. There is a link at the bottom of this post if you’d like to order them on amazon. I have never seen them in stores. They seem pricey but a little bit goes a long way and I love the convenience when I travel. Thanks for checking in!

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